A new look YouTube with improved new channel discovery, simplifying subscriptions lands today, here is what is new today:
The new cleaner YouTube layout, available across the entire site brings "the most crucial elements are front and center when you watch a video," YouTube said, for example: "the video is right at the top of the page and the subscribe button, social actions and video information are all combined directly below the player." And, the Playlists are now available to the right of the video to help you browse through while you watch.
Subscription Guide available across devices including Android, iPhone, Playstation 3, Google TV and more lets you know when there are new videos waiting for you to enjoy, suggests the latest and greatest channels you might like, and shows you what your friends are sharing across the web. All by just subscribing to your favorite channels.
You can also see a list of other videos from the previous page, so you can quickly watch another search result, a different video from the same channel or another video from the homepage.
Key changes include:
- "Subscription Guide is now everywhere, and it showcases your channel activity to your fans
- All the video information and engagement are consolidated below the video player, helping your video take center stage on the viewing page
- Making it easier to subscribe with enhanced channel recommendations."
Check out this page (PDF) for more information.
YouTube NextUp also get Collaborating today in the United States: "we're looking for passionate, motivated YouTube creators who want to collaborate," YouTube blogged.
To enter? Find another creator you'd like to partner with, and tell us what you'd like to film together. If you're selected as one of the top 30 channels, you will receive:
- "$3,000 to help you make your video dreams a reality
- $4,000 of production equipment to up-level your skills
- Two one week-long Creator Camps at the brand-new YouTube Space LA in January and March 2013 to film your collaboration and to learn some more tips and tricks of the trade," informs YouTube blog.
You can apply on the program site here, "applications are due December 27, 2012."
Lastly, YouTube shows today rolls out across the sky, aboard Virgin America flights in the 35,000 feet in the air.
"We're teaming up with Virgin America to bring you great shows from five YouTube partners right on your personal seatback screen. Bringing YouTube aboard Virgin America is part of a larger effort to bring you more of the videos you love, at heights you've never seen them before. Sample these great series on your flight, and then visit YouTube to enjoy the full seasons. New series and shows will become available every two months," YouTube wrote.
By mid-December, Warner Brothers' H+ The Digital Series, WIGS' Blue, Geek & Sundry's Written By a Kid, Crash Course and Barely Political's The Key of Awesome will be available for free on all Virgin America planes in the US and Mexico.