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Level up your YouTube experience with these new Premium features

Premium users, get ready for even more features to give you control over your YouTube experience. Today, we're sharing some of the newest Premium features available to subscribers, from skipping ahead to key moments to smart downloads for offline viewing.

Jump ahead to your next favorite moments on YouTube

It’s now that much easier for you to skip ahead to the best parts of a video. Now, when you double-tap to skip ahead, you'll see a ‘jump ahead’ button that'll take you right where you want to go.

This feature, powered by a combination of AI and viewership data, is now available to all US Premium subscribers on Android. And good news for iOS users – it’s coming to you in the next few weeks! Check out this helpful Short to get started.

Introducing an uninterrupted experience on YouTube Shorts

Get ready to multitask like a pro with our new picture-in-picture feature for YouTube Shorts! On Android devices, you can watch your favorite Shorts while browsing other apps or checking messages. It's perfect for staying entertained without missing a beat. Dive into endless fun with YouTube Shorts, now more flexible than ever!

Early access to the latest experimental features

As a Premium subscriber, you get a first look into some of the exciting features we’re testing on YouTube through Opt-in to experience the latest in layouts, assistive AI, and the newest functionality for YouTube Shorts. Here’s what’s available to you right now:

  • Smart downloads for YouTube Shorts: Say goodbye to FOMO on YouTube Shorts! With smart downloads, you'll automatically get a fresh batch of entertaining Shorts downloaded to your phone, ready to watch whenever you're offline. Whether you’re riding the subway or jetsetting on Airplane Mode, you’ll always stay connected with your next favorite Shorts.
  • Conversational AI : YouTube’s conversational AI experience is back on Android devices in the US! For those unfamiliar, this assistive tool can answer questions, suggest related content, and more, all without interrupting your playback experience. You can access the tool by tapping “Ask” beneath select videos and begin by asking questions about the video or selecting a suggested prompt.
  • Redesigned Watch Page: You can now experiment with a redesigned watch page we’re building on web to improve your viewing experience and make it easier for you to find related content and engage with comments.

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Your opinions help shape the future of YouTube Premium. Let us know what you think about these experimental features or what you’d like to see in the future via our feedback tool:

With YouTube Premium, all of the above is available to you along with other features we launched recently, such as the ability to pick up where you left off on any video and explore videos through an enhanced 1080p HD video quality for an even sharper viewing experience. And with YouTube Music Premium, you're getting way more than just ad-free tunes – think offline listening, background play, and the Samples tab to help you discover fresh music. Through seamless integrations, you can take your entire music library everywhere, from your phone to your computer, and now even on your wrist with a new partnership bringing the YouTube Music app to Garmin watches.

All of this builds on a major milestone you helped us cross earlier this year, with over 100 million YouTube Music and Premium subscribers worldwide! If you’re not a Premium subscriber yet, join today to dive even deeper into the latest and greatest from your favorite artists and creators.

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