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YouTube has changed a lot on smart TVs

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The YouTube app is pretty much the same across all smart TV platforms. The YouTube video service team began distributing the updated video interface for some of the platforms for a week.

The new interface has appeared on Android TV and Fire TV, and it may appear on other smart TV platforms as well. This is a server update and no action is required from the user to install the update.

YouTube has changed a lot on smart TVs
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In the new interface, the focus remains on the video at all times, even when the slider appears. Instead of displaying a large title above the slider, the title is now much smaller and sits at the very top.

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The interface has become cleaner, most of the secondary elements are now hidden and appear in the form of pop-up buttons, including “Like” buttons for adjusting the video quality, and so on. Not that these buttons are fundamentally new, but they are also smaller.

YouTube has changed a lot on smart TVs
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In addition, the start, pause and skip buttons have completely disappeared from the interface. All that remains is a slider and a row of recommended videos scrolling down. The interface has become less congested, but at the same time can be confusing at first.

YouTube has changed a lot on smart TVs
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The YouTube team has changed the interface for TVs several times in the past, but this update is definitely one of the largest.

 

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