Google has a large number of popular services, and YouTube is surely somewhere at the top of the list. While the YouTube app provides various useful features, there are always methods to improve it. For example, there’s a cool app that lets you swipe to change volume and brightness in YouTube on Android.
The app is called Touch Controls for YouTube – a self-explanatory name that gives you the ability to swipe to change volume and brightness in YouTube on Android with no need to have a rooted device.
This way you can easily adjust a video’s volume or brightness even while you’re watching it in full screen as you don’t have to open any overlays. To get started, you can install Touch Controls for YouTube from the link below, or simply look up the app’s name in the Play Store app.
Once the installation is complete, open the app and you will need to enable an accessibility service. Simply tap on ‘Accessibility Settings‘ in the related popup, select ‘Touch Controls for YouTube‘ and toggle on the option.
Then, I recommend you take a quick look at the app’s Settings which you can access from the same startup popup that is displayed after you launch TouchControls.
In the Settings menu, you can change the swipe sensitivity, and set the app to display volume and brightness levels as percentage.
As you can see, the rest of the settings are disabled, as they are premium options you can unlock by purchasing a $1.5 key for the pro version. An interesting pro feature worth mentioning is the ability to play and pause videos by tapping anywhere on the screen so if you’re a heavy YouTube user, this might prove to be a useful investment.
With everything set up, you can start watching YouTube videos in full-screen mode and you’ll be able to swipe up and down on the right side of the screen to adjust the volume, and on the left side of the screen to tweak brightness levels.