Samsung Internet browser brings advanced video controls via the Video assistant feature
Web browsers are one of the most used applications on smartphones. While users heavily rely on web browsers to search content, read articles, do research, and what not, video content on the webpages is, without a doubt, quite engaging.
Samsung Internet Browser takes the user experiences to another level by providing advanced video controls via the Video assistant feature.
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Similarly, a Video assistant enhances the video watching experience of the user by providing extra controls on the screen for changing the video configuration. When a user plays a video on any website, the video assistant controls appear right below the video.
How to enable Video Assistant:
In your Samsung Internet Browser, go to More menu > Settings > Useful features > Video Assistant > Turn it on.
Once enabled, the Video Assistant provides the user with these additional controls appearing in a purple balloon- view full screen, view on TV, view in the pop-up player.
Users prefer to watch videos in Full-Screen mode but it becomes very annoying to see every other content provider providing different controls on full screen and most of them providing bare minimum controls like play/pause and rotate only.
The Full-Screen mode offered by Video Assistant overcome these inconsistencies, providing a standard set of easy to use controls for user convenience.
Apart from the play/pause/rotate, the full-screen mode provides additional controls like touch lock, aspect ratio, and playback speed.
However, the real advantage of this model is that users can control the brightness and volume very easily. A simple scroll up or down gesture near the left edge of the screen adjusts the brightness and on the right edge of the screen changes the volume.
Users can also navigate the video by either scrolling the small dot over the timeline or by simply swiping a finger to the left or right anywhere on the screen. The screen orientation can be conveniently changed to landscape or portrait by tapping the rotate icon at the bottom.
While in full-screen mode, you can also tap on the “More Menu” at the top right to use the other options such as share, playback speed and save.
Tap the icon to mirror your smartphone screen on a TV. The TV, however, should support Smart View, Chromecast, or a similar casting device.
View in a pop-up player
By activating the pop-up player mode, the video starts playing in a separate small popup window and can be easily dragged anywhere on the screen. The main benefit of playing a video in pop-up mode is that the user can now switch to another tab on the browser or to another application on the device and can still continue watching the video.
Bear in mind that pop-up player mode works only if supported by the website and the icon is greyed out when not supported.
Video Tab on the homepage
Samsung Internet Browser has also introduced a new “Video tab” next to the existing “News tab”. This video newsfeed section is powered by Dailyhunt and presents content from diverse genres such as entertainment, technology, lifestyle, sports, science, etc.
How to get Video Tab:
Go to Internet Settings > Homepage > Choose Quick access from the top options.
The videos can be easily streamed in the browser itself with all the “Video assistant controls” available. In case you want to disable Video assistant controls, tap and hold these icons and then drag these icons to the “Remove” button that appears on the screen.
Google News app with new Material You widgets up for download
Earlier this month, Google announced the June 2023 Android Feature Drop. The Pixel phone and Pixel Watch will get those new features as part of the year’s second big software update this month. Meanwhile, the Google News app with new Material You widgets is available to download for all.
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Announced as part of the June Android Feature Drop, Google is rolling out updated widgets along with a new Google News app update to version 5.82. The new 2×2 Quick View widget shows you one particular news story with a “Full coverage” button.
On the other hand, the “List view” widget shows you the headlines as a list, with a “More news for you” button at the end to open the “For you” tab. When you resize, one widget flows into the other, so you don’t need to pull out any particular one, just change its occupied space.
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Samsung Good Lock Theme Park App Updates – v1.0.09.59
Samsung Theme Park is a module offered by Good Lock to create the most amazing theme and install it quickly and easily. It extracts the main color from the wallpaper and automatically creates themes based on the user’s style and color. The user can see the final appearance from the preview screen and can create their own theme that can express their personality.
In addition to this, this application provides plenty of features and new theme options to Galaxy smartphone users. You can check some of the highlighted features of the Samsung Galaxy theme below.
Prominently, if you want to experience the newest feature of this app, then keep updating it to the latest version through the Galaxy store.
Samsung Theme Park Updates
[June 08, 2023]
Samsung is releasing a new update for Good Lock Theme Park with version 184.108.40.206. The new update comes with a new option for Icons and Themes. Read more here…
[April 04, 2023]
Samsung Theme Park app is getting April 2023 update with version 1.0.09.55, which brings bug fixes, new features and more. Read more here…
[February 14, 2023]
Samsung has begun releasing the February 2023 update for the Good Lock module Theme Park. The new update removes the transparency limit for notification background color in the quick panel. Read more here…
[December 04, 2022]
Samsung Theme Park is grabbing December 2022 update, which fixes some user interface issues related to visibility and quick panel preview. Read more here…
[November 21, 2022]
Samsung is releasing a November 2022 update for the Good Lock module Theme Park with version 220.127.116.11. The new version updated the quick panel preview and fixes some issues related to theme colors.
The installation package size of the latest Theme Park update is 14.87MB. You can install the latest update via Galaxy Store.
October 25, 2022
Samsung Good Lock module Theme Park is receiving a new update via Galaxy Store. The new update of Theme Park can be identified via version 1.0.09.41. It weighs 14.27MB package.
Theme Park 1.0.09.41 update brings Android 13-based One UI 5 support and improves Quick Panel Brightness Bar Custom UI.
- Creating a theme from a background image
- You can easily create a keyboard theme by selecting a basic color and style.
- You can customize keycaps and text colors to your own color or image
- Deciding whether to apply the theme for each app
- You can apply the theme for the quick panel separately from the main theme.
- You can also use the theme park on tablet devices
- Landscape mode is also supported on devices
Samsung June 2023 Software Update available for One UI devices
June 2023 is going on and Samsung has already begun releasing the latest Android security patch for Galaxy devices. At the moment, the company is improving the Samsung Software Update service through June 2023 update.
The latest update of the Software Update function arrives with version 7.2.04 and it is available on Galaxy Stote with an installation package size of 1.44 megabytes.
Samsung Software Update 7.2.04
The June 2023 Software Update brings common improvements to enhance the overall performance and stability of Samsung devices. Although the package does not include any new features or changes, it indeed provides a smoother experience than the previous one.
The Korean tech giant is rolling out this update gradually so it may take some hours/days to reach all eligible devices. It is worth mentioning that the update is automatically installed on your eligible Galaxy device so you do not need to download this update.
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Still, if you have not received this latest update, then you can download the update directly through the third-party sources link mentioned below.
- Samsung Software Update 7.2.04 – Link
According to the release notes, the new update is compatible with Galaxy devices running from Android 10 to Android 13 based One UI 5.1/One UI 5.
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