New UI for iOS 16 allows users to quickly see the episode title and name of the video being streamed
Regardless of whether the pause button is visible, tapping the center of the screen will temporarily freeze the video being watched. Tap a second time to resume playback. In previous versions of the video controls, the user had to tap once to display the controls and tap again on pause. This will no longer be necessary in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, saving the user some time.
One tap pauses a video on the iOS 16 revised player
Apple also removed a button that, when tapped, would “fill display action”. With the revised video player UI, you can simply zoom in to fill the screen with content. Since the revised video player no longer accepts double tapping, such gestures no longer help users change how much of the screen is covered by the video being viewed.
Playback speeds can be changed with options from half speed to double speed
Another change allows users to move a video forward or back 10 seconds instead of the previous 15 seconds. And the playback time can be changed in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 by tapping the three-dot menu. Playback speed options range from 0.5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x and 2x. Some third-party apps allow users to customize any changes to the playback speed options.
Currently, iOS 16 is in developer beta and likely to be released to the general public in September.