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    Default icon overlay on YouTube videos

    Did some Googling on this with no results. I have an N4 and have noticed (maybe since the last update to the YT app?) that there is an icon overlaying any video I watch, it's a rectangle with what looks like a wireless signal in the lower left that is there through the entire video. Accessing YT via Chrome it's not there. I'm almost always on wi-fi when watching videos.
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    Default Re: icon overlay on YouTube videos

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNH View Post
    Did some Googling on this with no results. I have an N4 and have noticed (maybe since the last update to the YT app?) that there is an icon overlaying any video I watch, it's a rectangle with what looks like a wireless signal in the lower left that is there through the entire video. Accessing YT via Chrome it's not there. I'm almost always on wi-fi when watching videos.
    That's probably the Chromecast icon being displayed on the video. There was another user experiencing a similar issue and posted a picture here: Google Nexus 5 - having issues playing YouTube videos

    If that's what you have then it's probably an issue with the Youtube app and latest update. I'd expect an update pretty quick from Google once it's addressed. Another user just posted saying to check if Bluetooth is enabled...so check that setting and see if disabling helps.
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    Default Re: icon overlay on YouTube videos

    Thanks for the reply, that is the same icon, and BT is off.
    Just rebooted the phone and it's gone, for now.

    [Edit] That didn't last long, it's back
    Last edited by DaveNH; 11-07-2013 at 07:51 PM.
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    Default Re: icon overlay on YouTube videos

    I have the same issue whenever I try to play videos over bluetooth.
    See picture below.

    Android: How do you remove this overlay? - Imgur

    This is annoying because I like to do that while I'm riding passenger in our car, or with my bluetooth headset.
    Hopefully this will go away soon. We can't be the only ones getting pissed off about this.
    Probably an oversight on Google's part.
    Certainly using a BT headset to watch Youtube videos is a valid use case.
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    Default Re: icon overlay on YouTube videos

    Is it happening when you are streaming your audio to a Bluetooth device? It happened to me and I found a forum where somebody got a google tech response. It's a bug in one of the latest youtube app updates. They are currently working on a fix. I just uninstalled my youtube updates and it's gone. I'll update again in a week or two and see if it's fixed.
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