Volume overlay on Windows 10 now shows YouTube video info from Chrome and Edge

What you need to know

  • The volume overlay on Windows 10 now shows YouTube video information from some Chromium browsers.
  • The new feature is available on Google Chrome and versions of Microsoft Edge powered by Chromium.
  • The feature is a result of Microsoft and Google developers working together.

YouTube video information now appears in the volume overlay on Windows 10 if you're using Google Chrome or a version of Microsoft Edge powered by Chromium (via MSPU). The volume overlay now includes the thumbnail, name, and channel name of the video that's currently playing in your browser.

The feature comes as a result of Microsoft and Google developers working together according to a Microsoft developer on Reddit. It's another example of Microsoft's commitment to the Chromium project yielding features for both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.

At the moment, the feature only works for YouTube videos. The volume overlay of Windows 10 doesn't receive updates often, so this is a welcome addition.

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8 Comments
  • Can't wait for the feature to come to Opera as well. Also, the UI/API has only been available for 8 years now, lmao. Glad it's finally implemented.
  • If Google and MS want to work together so much, then how about a native Windows 10 app for YouTube that doesn't involve a browser of any kind.
  • Microsoft wants to work with Google. Google pretends to not even know who Microsoft is.
  • New feature added, still uses Win 8 era UI. The MS design team is a laughing stock now.
  • Yup. Don't know why, but not many people address this issue. I figure they can use game bar interface for it... But I suppose it is not on their to-do list.
  • And next month, Google will figure out a way to try and block it.
  • Another reminder this hasn't been updated. Honestly, just build this into the volume flyout.
  • Oh wow, so exciting. Can it be disabled?
    i use cent browser and they are a little bit slower updating than chrome.