Since YouTube on my Android device has nowhere to input the URL, I cannot jump to a specific time to view it.

How to do that easily? Dragging the player carrot is very hard to make a accurate jump especially for long clip

  • What if you browse YouTube on the browser? – geffchang Dec 28 '12 at 15:05
  • I use YouTube app more often indeed – Nam G VU Dec 28 '12 at 19:13

If you type/paste the URL with the time behind #t= into your browser on Android (I use Chrome, but others would presumably work the same way) you should get a popup asking you if you want to open the link in YouTube. This will open the video in the YouTube app and jump straight to the time defined.

Matt Cutts explains how to do this with the YouTube URL on his blog. Try copy/pasting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjDw3azfZWI#t=31m08s into your browser as an example.

YouTube Time URL Android

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    The # option does still work. – Andrew Lott Dec 20 '18 at 22:01

Well, you can't do that in the YouTube app. I tried some third party apps as well and nothing came up. In addition, the YouTube app's website also tells you to ...slide the scrubber below the video to jump to a different part of the video...

So I guess the only option for you is to use your browser to view videos.

Hope this helps.

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  • So boring ^^ For now with big video I will have difficulty to open the part I want to watch. Sliding by our thumb/finger may never get to the point we want it to – Nam G VU Dec 28 '12 at 19:15
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    @NamG.VU Actually it is not that hard. In vertical orientation, go near a place where you want to jump to and slide to the time needed without releasing it. (e.g. to jump to 10:28, press near 10:20 or so and slide till you see 10:28) – Sid Dec 29 '12 at 2:51
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    The problem of big video is a "small move of fingef to the right" is equal to minutes not seconds as you are saying – Nam G VU Dec 29 '12 at 6:44
  • well, Tue answer still stands. seems this is something you have to live with. And like I said, you can always use your browser to view the videos. :D – Sid Dec 29 '12 at 8:11

YouTube now has updated their player and to jump to small area, there is now a popup slider for us to pick the point.

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  • I didn't realized that I can do that :D! Thanks! – Samuel Nov 11 '19 at 21:14

You can also do this on iPhone by sending link in an email to yourself, but before sending add &t=xmxs to the end of the link before sending. Then copy the received email link. I tried for like an hour and found this to be the only way it worked on iPhone.

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    Realize you're in Android Enthusiasts? – Andy Yan Dec 11 '16 at 2:47

Just add ?t= plus whatever time time spot at end of the copyied hyper link fallowed with an s once you share i e https://youtu.be/FswuhgCyMH4. Starting at 40 seconds would be https://youtu.be/FswuhgCyMH4?t=40s or for adding minutes the number fallowed with an m plus number of seconds fallowed with an s https://youtu.be/FswuhgCyMH4?t=1m30s

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  • "YouTube on my Android device has nowhere to input the URL," so explaining how to edit the URL is not going to be enough. How do you get that URL into the YouTube app? – Dan Hulme Mar 28 '18 at 14:57
  • Click the Share button and then Cpy link. Adding the time cue is up to you. – cbaldan Oct 27 '18 at 14:13

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