New YouTube redesign unveiled, with a focus on subscriptions and original content
Google are currently rolling out a brand new YouTube redesign, which is making its way to desktop and mobile browsers around the world as we speak. The new YouTube appearance takes design cues from the latest mobile app layout, combining it with aspects of Google+’s user interface. The end result is a more seamless experience across the desktop and mobile platforms.
The new design is crisp, clean and far less cluttered than previous iterations of YouTube. It really does feel more like a central hub for all your YouTube activity, far more so than it did in the past. Subscription updates, viewing history, playlists, and the extremely useful ‘Watch Later’ list, are all clearly laid out in the left hand column, which elegantly hides itself from view when you’re concentrating on the video content in the centre of the page.
There are many small tweaks to icons, buttons, menu layouts and colour schemes across the entire YouTube experience. Each change is small and subtle, so much so that you’ll likely not even notice a lot of the changes, but the combined result of each small design update is immediately apparent when viewing the entire site as a whole.
“Subscribing to channels is just like adding your favourite shows to your DVR. Once you subscribe, those channels and all of your favourite videos will be delivered to you wherever you like to watch, whether it’s on your phone, tablet, TV or desktop.” – YouTube.com
Google are really pushing the channel subscription features of YouTube with these new updates, and combined with their continuing efforts to provide an extensive array of exclusive original content, YouTube could be the key to Google’s success if they ever manage to succeed in the set-top-box market with Google TV.
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