While Samsung smartphones and tablets come with Samsung Free as the default option to discover new content, there are many people who still like to swap it out for Google Discover. However, this feature lacked one crucial feature: an option to block videos from specific YouTube channels.
Google Discover primarily shows articles from the web that are most relevant to you. If content from a specific website is bothering you, there is an option to block articles from that source. Occasionally, the Discover feed also shows videos from YouTube and YouTube Shorts. However, if you don’t want to see content from a specific YouTube channel, there was no option to block videos from it. You had an option to block YouTube videos from showing up in the feed entirely, but there was no option to stop seeing videos from a particular channel. The ability to do that has been the most requested feature on Discover.
Google updated the app with the “Don’t show content from [channel] on YouTube” option to enable you to do exactly that. If you don’t like content from a particular YouTube channel, just select this option, and Discover will stop showing you videos from it on your Samsung phone. This option gives people more precise control over their feed customization. Google has also retained the option to block YouTube videos from showing up in the feed entirely.
The new feature is live on the latest version of the Google Search app, and we’ve got this option on one of our devices. If you are not able to see the new option, try updating the app from the Google Play Store.