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Muse

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On my note, there was a folder with google apps. Several google apps come with Android.
I see that Youtube app is installed, and obviously by default. I did install MyTube yesterday, so it's there but I may not use it. Not sure it's safe, for one thing. Might just uninstall it.
 

Muadib

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I see that Youtube app is installed, and obviously by default. I did install MyTube yesterday, so it's there but I may not use it. Not sure it's safe, for one thing. Might just uninstall it.
I thought that the default YouTube app was good. Give it a try, then try the app you downloaded. See what you think.
 

Muse

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I thought that the default YouTube app was good. Give it a try, then try the app you downloaded. See what you think.
I'm not liking either but so far I can't get to square one with MyTube. In Youtube I had ads to squeak past (maybe there's a blocker I can get or certainly learn the ropes, the workarounds). Just as bad I'm having a devil of a time finding what I want. Once I'm watching I can't find a way to back up a few seconds or minutes or whatever. Even pause I can't figure out.

I'm kind of all thumbs with it right now. I'm on my laptop right now, I know my way around Windows pretty well and am good with a PC. Youtube on my PC seems infinitely better than with my S9 so far. Even my Windows phone using MyTube was pretty good. Supposedly I could download videos with it, but I never got that far.
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"I was drowning my sorrows, but my sorrows, they learned to swim." - U2, Until The End Of The World
 

Muse

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What’s wrong with the stock YouTube app?
Don't know, I'm trying to figure that out myself. Last night a video pops up, a favorite of mine, so I had to watch her new video. It's like an hour or something, I'm using Youtube on my S9. It was darkened with a big pause symbol smack dab in the middle and controls on either side. The middle looked like this:

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WTF is that about. I messed with it for almost 5 minutes and the only way I could get it to look normal is keeping my thumb on the edge of the display... I finally gave up and shut the damn thing off.
 

Muadib

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Don't know, I'm trying to figure that out myself. Last night a video pops up, a favorite of mine, so I had to watch her new video. It's like an hour or something, I'm using Youtube on my S9. It was darkened with a big pause symbol smack dab in the middle and controls on either side. The middle looked like this:

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WTF is that about. I messed with it for almost 5 minutes and the only way I could get it to look normal is keeping my thumb on the edge of the display... I finally gave up and shut the damn thing off.
You must have hit the screen while a video was playing. That will bring up the back, pause, forward controls. They will go away if you don’t touch the screen, or if you hit pause then play they will go away.
 

Muse

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You must have hit the screen while a video was playing. That will bring up the back, pause, forward controls. They will go away if you don’t touch the screen, or if you hit pause then play they will go away.
I tried everything... wouldn't go away. Eventually I gave up... just madness. I think some developer was dreaming of donuts.
 

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How about VIP Access? A secure login app that generates random passwords. Seems to work fine for me when I login to ETrade. Prob got mentioned already anyway.
 

you2

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While I use it - from a security perspective it has a lot of issues :(

How about VIP Access? A secure login app that generates random passwords. Seems to work fine for me when I login to ETrade. Prob got mentioned already anyway.
 

Muse

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I'd like an Android app for FM. Hopefully not just streaming FM (that would be cool, of course), but actual frequency modulation FM signals coming from "local" transmitters. Presumably it would use my earbuds' cord to pick up the frequency modulation and hopefully deliver hiss-less stereo (My Sandisk M250's are pretty dicey for stereo and I usually listen to FM in mono to get a signal that doesn't annoy, they also only have 2GB of storage). My earbuds are Etymotic Research ER4P, ER2SE also.

My data supporting Android is a Samsung S9 running Android 10, but I am using a couple of LG REBEL 3 LTE® (L158VL) cheap phones for apps around the house, which run Android 7.

Ideas, recommendations appreciated!
 

Muse

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add free youtube is a blessing on android
Is that this?

$9.99 per month

Dubbed YouTube Red, the new service will offer ad-free versions of all current YouTube videos, as well as access to music streaming and additional exclusive content from some of the site's top creators. It will cost $9.99 per month and launch on Oct. 28.Oct 21, 2015
 

WelshBloke

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I'd like an Android app for FM. Hopefully not just streaming FM (that would be cool, of course), but actual frequency modulation FM signals coming from "local" transmitters. Presumably it would use my earbuds' cord to pick up the frequency modulation and hopefully deliver hiss-less stereo (My Sandisk M250's are pretty dicey for stereo and I usually listen to FM in mono to get a signal that doesn't annoy, they also only have 2GB of storage). My earbuds are Etymotic Research ER4P, ER2SE also.

My data supporting Android is a Samsung S9 running Android 10, but I am using a couple of LG REBEL 3 LTE® (L158VL) cheap phones for apps around the house, which run Android 7.

Ideas, recommendations appreciated!
I'm fairly certain that the S9 doesn't have an FM radio built in so OTA FM stations are out.
As for streaming radio I'm still using the TuneIn Radio app which I've been using for years. It's nice in that you can listen to 'local' radio wherever it's broadcast from around the world.

Edit: looks like I was wrong about that and you might be in luck!

 
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