With Chrome 52, video playback on Android now feels smoother, loads faster, and consumes less battery.
Web video is huge, with over a billion hours played in Chrome every week on sites like Amazon, Facebook, The New York Times, Netflix and YouTube. Much of that is on mobile devices, and we want to make your viewing experience great.
With the release of Chrome 52 on Android, video playback has been improved for speed and power efficiency. This means you will see smoother playback and faster load times. Videos will now start playing sooner, instead of pausing briefly before loading, and your battery will last longer.
Video also now works with Data Saver Mode, saving you as much as 50% on data by showing a lightweight version of the video.
These improvements will be most noticeable on short videos, which make up the majority of videos on the web. With more publishers and sites moving to HTML5, your video experience on Chrome will just keep getting better. Update Chrome on Android today and give it a spin.
Posted by Renganathan Ramamoorthy, Proud Papa of Playbacks