The YouTube application is almost the same for all platforms of smart TVs. The YouTube video service team has started distributing the updated video interface for some of the platforms for a week.
The new interface appeared in Android TV and Fire TV, perhaps its appearance on other platforms of smart TVs. This server update and from the user does not require any action to install the update.
This was the way the application looked before the update:
And now it looks like this:
In the new interface, the focus is always on the video, even when the slider appears. Instead of displaying a large header above the slider, the header is now much smaller and located at the top of the video.
The interface is cleaner, most of the secondary elements are now hidden and appear as pop-up buttons, including “Like” buttons to adjust video quality, and so on. It’s not that these buttons are fundamentally new, but they too have become smaller.
In addition, the start, pause and skip buttons are completely missing from the interface. Only a slider and a line of recommended scroll down clips are left. The interface became less overloaded, but at the same time can cause confusion at first.
The YouTube team has changed the interface for TVs several times in the past, but this update has definitely become one of the largest.