Earlier, I shared an article on the best video players for Android, and almost all video players provide gesture control to adjust the controls quickly. Today I am going to show you how to get volume and brightness gesture in YouTube app for Android because the official YouTube app doesn’t have gesture controls. Therefore, you need to do it manually in order to adjust the volume and brightness. Brightness control is available on the notification panel and for volume, you have to press the volume keys. I always wanted a feature on YouTube that I could adjust the brightness and volume by simply swiping on the screen as the other video players.
A gesture is a form of non-vocal communication which includes movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body to express something. Different apps on Android smartphone also work like this. You should check our list of innovative launchers to control your smartphone’s activities with various gestures.
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There are many apps on Play Store that can give you gesture controls on YouTube app for Android. But, they might affect system-wide. So, you need an app which can do the job but don’t affect other parts of your system.
Volume and Brightness Gesture Controls in YouTube for Android
To get this on your smartphone, the first thing you’ll need to do is install AppListo’s Touch Controls for YouTube app. It is available in both free and paid versions. This app allows you to install touch controls on the official YouTube app.
- Once you have installed the app on your smartphone, open it to configure some initial settings.
- On a popup, you’ll be asked to turn on the Accessibility Settings for the app.
- Accessibility will track the details while playing a video on YouTube. So, turn it on.
- Now, you are ready to use gesture in YouTube app for Android.
The free version has fewer customization settings. You can change the swipe sensitivity for the volume and brightness gestures, and also can display percentages instead of the regular increments. The pro version requires $1.5 (Rs.100) to unlock other gesture options.
How to Control YouTube Volume & Brightness with Gestures
The gestures only work in the full-screen mode, but that’s where this feature comes handier. The left half controls the brightness, and the right half controls the volume. Just swipe up or down on the left or right portion to control brightness and volume respectively.
The free version shows a semi-transparent layer while controlling YouTube app via gesture. The free version of the app may annoy you. But, the full version is worth the buy which has advanced label of gestures and settings, like auto brightness, pause/start, tap to play and 360-degree video detection, etc.
This is how you can get volume and brightness gesture in YouTube app for Android. If you are very often like to watch online videos, then you should buy this app for advanced features. Well, if you find this tutorial interesting then don’t forget to share with your friends.