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YouTube's new dark mode finally arrives on Android after iOS roll out

YouTube's new dark mode finally arrives on Android after iOS roll out

Whether they choose to turn it off then or leave it enabled, the dark theme can be toggled on or off by going into the app's settings menu. The app version is in use by quite a few people who don't have dark mode which leads us to believe it's a server side switch - so expect the long slow trollout we've come to expect from Google. The video player itself also adopts a dark theme.

What is the one thing that could make the most popular video streaming service an even better experience? Apparently, the dark theme started to roll out to Android users this week, but since this is a staged distribution, it will take some time to arrive on all devices.

You can of course manually enable the dark theme and skip the rollout entirely providing you have root access.

In any case, it's not too significant a feature and may be turned off if preferred. If the feature is available, you will be notified about it when you open the YouTube app.

We've asked YouTube whether this is a permanent change that's rolling out to all users or just some sort of test, and will update this article when we hear from them. As always, if you have anything to share, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below! Head on over to XDA who have a comprehensive guide as to how to go about manually enabling dark mode on the official Android app.


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