YouTube has been around for a lot of years now, yet it continues to be the most popular website for videos. It has become a source of income for a number of content creators, and even those who are complete amateurs can start making videos for fun.

No matter how you look at it, YouTube is the perfect website for what it has to offer. However, there are quite a few features that an average user might not be familiar with. Therefore, if you want to ensure that your video-viewing experience is even better, make sure to read on.

Kids Version

If you are unaware, YouTube has been working hard towards expanding their audience. Kids tend to spend less time in front of a TV. Instead, they have smartphones and computers, with an internet connection.

So it should not be a surprise that even the likes of YouTube are putting effort into making their site kid-friendly. Shows that are engaging and interactive can be a good way to keep your child occupied. And more often than not, this content is educational.

Size and Resolution

Even though it might sound silly, an average user is unaware that he or she can change video size and resolution. That is because whenever they launch a video, it sets everything automatically. Well, depending on how good or bad your internet connection is, you might want to consider making some changes here.

Downloading Videos

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There is always a chance that a video will get taken down sooner or later. That is why an option to download videos directly to your computer is a good choice. There is this great Setapp guide on How to download YouTube videos on Mac, but you should not have too many problems finding something similar for Windows OS if you looked on the internet.

Shortcuts

Those who are tech-savvy understand the benefits of having shortcuts. It saves time and feels that much better to use. YouTube does not have too many, but for what is available, it would not be a stretch to say that they have some useful ones.

Letters K and Spacebar will pause and resume the video, M mutes and unmutes the sound, F toggles full-screen mode, etc. There are plenty of other shortcuts and if you are eager to learn them, a quick search on Google will give you the answer.

Videos that Start at a Certain Time

Sharing a short video means that your goal is to show the whole of it. However, some videos are very long and if you want to show a certain part of it, you can do that as well.

Pause the video at the moment you want it to start, right click and select “copy video URL at current time”. When you paste it,  the URL will redirect to a video that starts at your designated time.

Movie Section

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Netflix and regular cinema are what we think of whenever we fancy seeing a movie. However, YouTube has introduced a movie section on its platform. You can either rent or download a film. There are plenty of new releases and in some cases, you might find a movie that is still in theaters.

Dark Theme

There is a lot of talk about lighting and its benefits. Dark themes have become part of the biggest websites in the world simply because a lot of people use it in an environment with terrible lighting. Anything that prevents eye problems should be used.

Captions

Even native English speakers have problems with some accents. Captions solve the problem by allowing you to read what is being said on the video. Think of them as subtitles. Moreover, everyone can make captions for a video.

For instance, if you want to share something with your friends but they do not understand the language, you can add captions in your native tongue. Pretty neat.

Virtual Reality

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VR has been trending in the last few years and YouTube has also jumped on this bandwagon. Though still in development, the experience is immersive and worth trying if you have the equipment.

So to sum it all up, YouTube has certainly a lot to offer. If you are only familiar with the surface of the website, this article will surely be of great use.

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