Did you notice something different about YouTube lately? Few days back YouTube has made a slight change to its desktop player. It has launched a new HTML 5 player. This brand new player has a transparent control bar. The buttons and drop down menus are also updated to give it a more responsive and vibrant look. The control bar disappears when you are not using it.
This new look of YouTube had appeared time to time in last four months during its testing period. With the toggling control bar, YouTube has made it’s desktop player to resemble more like the mobile player. The drop down animation also seems more like the mobile version with respect of speed and quality. The bad news is YouTube has done away with the Watch Later button. However, there is a possibility that YouTube might bring it back as it is still the early stage of the new player.