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Video Assistant returns in butchered form in latest Samsung Internet beta

The latest Samsung Internet beta has brought back Video Assistant, one of the browser’s popular features that went missing a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, Video Assistant has returned without what was no doubt its most useful aspect: playing videos from a website in a pop-up window while you browse other sites or use another app on your phone or tablet.

Pop-up video play now works only on websites that allow it

The option to play videos in a pop-up window does still exist, but now, it will only work if a website or content provider allows it. And that means you can’t use the functionality on the YouTube website, which is a shame as Video Assistant originally allowed users to get around the YouTube app’s limitation of not playing videos when the app is minimized. It does make sense, however, as content providers need to be able to protect their content in a day and age where multiple streaming services and providers vie for the customer’s attention.

If you use Samsung Internet, you’ll simply have to try out the new beta and check which of your favorite websites allow you to run videos in a pop-up window. The other two Video Assistant options — casting videos to a television through the Smart View feature and viewing them full-screen on the mobile screen with enhanced controls — continue to work on every website, and, as before, you can disable Video Assistant completely from the Useful features section of the browser’s settings.

Newest beta also lets you relocate toolbar buttons

The newest Samsung Internet beta release also brings the ability to relocate the buttons on the bottom toolbar and those in the ‘more’ menu. The toolbar customization menu can be found in the Appearance » Customize toolbar section of the browser settings and is very handy – now, you can move that back button to the right side of the toolbar for easier reach or even remove it if that’s what you desire. Samsung has also updated the list view for the tab manager: You now get a thumbnail showing the contents of a website instead of just the site’s name.

You can download the latest Samsung Internet beta — version 10.2.00.19 — from Google Play; the latest release isn’t yet available on the Galaxy Store, but that should change in the next couple of days. As always, you can also grab the app by downloading its APK file from our APK archive and sideloading it on your phone or tablet.

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ManBearPig00
ManBearPig00

Finally!! I can use the update all button in Google Play again!

gurmeet056
gurmeet056

There is bugs in stable version it not show add blocker apps so i don’t turn on ad blocker that i have download but it doesn’t show in browser.

IJAZ M
IJAZ M

Yeah Samsung disappointed me by going for useless stock Android PiP. Hope Samsung would bring back the Samsungish Pop-up view which let us adjust the pop-up size. Samsung what are you doing? What happened to the crazy devs which brings crazy features that we love despite the haters called them gimmick or whatever.
Nonetheless, the latest update is amazing overall though and the Show Tabs below address bar found to be very useful for me.

PJaya
PJaya

I hope that return tab view on tablet, now it show phone UI on tablet, ask samsung say due to screen and resolution, phone UI will use, and ask me try minimum width 688, yes really tablet UI is back, but cause whole my tablet UI very small

dklaiqi
dklaiqi

Finally I can fit the videos again

IJAZ M
IJAZ M

Yeah😍, Nice UI.