By now you may have seen YouTube's experimental new web player UI. The new interface has been popping up for some users for a while now, but if you haven't used the new player yet and you're feeling left out - good news. Today we've learned there's a way to enable the UI for yourself using a simple Chrome extension.
You can see a full video tutorial from Saurav Sinha here, but the gist is this:
- Download EditThisCookie from the Chrome web store
- Go to YouTube
- Open EditThisCookie and click "VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE"
- Change the value to Q06SngRDTGA
Presumably Firefox users can achieve the same effect using their favorite cookie editing addon.
The new interface replaces the solid control bar with a gradient, and simplifies iconography. The play/pause button now animates between states, and the settings menu is likewise more fluid.
As with any interface-in-testing, we can't be 100% sure when or if the changes will stick. Here's hoping!
Thanks Ojas and everyone else who's tipped us about the UI so far!