[MAJ] Tutorial: How to speed up YouTube on Android by enabling ExoPlayer

With the arrival of Android Lollipop in June 2014, one of the innovations was related to the video part. That’s why ExoPlayer is a new video player that dramatically improves the streaming experience in all areas, starting with a much smoother and faster movie browsing. Although it is already available on our Androids, super player disabled By default on YouTube. Here is the tutorial to enable it on all versions of Android.

To improve the streaming experience, ExoPlayer actually offers developers much more tweaks depending on the device’s connection. Thus, it is possible to adapt the settings much more skillfully than before. Note that it will be necessary have a rooted device to complete this tutorial. If not, don’t panic, we provide you with a link to successfully complete this step in no time.


  • Have a rooted device (Towelroot can help you with this).
  • To organise ES File ExplorerAvailable on Play Store

How to speed up video streaming with YouTube using ExoPlayer

  • Go to app settings and force stop.
Tutorial with YouTube, ExoPlayer
  • next throw ES File Explorer in Root Modethen go to the folder:


  • Come in “share_prefs” and open youtube.xml. Backup file in another folder.
Youtube, edit file
  • You should see a file in the form below.
YouTube, how to edit configuration
  • Under Here are the lines to enter to get the following result:


YouTube, faster video
  • Go back to the app settings one last time. force stop from YouTube.
  • Restart your device.
  • the only thing left start youtube with a video. A popup at the bottom of the screen should show the current usage of ExoPlayer.
YouTube with ExoPlayer enabled
  • OPTIONAL : If this is not the case, reboot your device and reboot the above changes.

The old player was already fast, but try streaming 1080p video (change the quality in the options if needed) and you should see the difference.

  • also read : YouTube Music Key allows unlimited and ad-free streaming

Either start the stream much faster and fast forward etc. fluency on another level in situations. ExoPlayer will be officially enabled soon For YouTube and other built-in Android video players.

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