Youtube Gets Facelift and Improved Guide Feature

Youtube announced today improvements to its service in the form of a layout change and improved guide feature.

The new Guide feature allows access across all devices with the youtube app including iOS, Android phones or Google TVs.  Google describes the new guide as follows:

“Just subscribe to your favorite channels and the Guide 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. You’ll also find the Guide and your subscriptions on apps across hundreds of millions of devices including Android, iPhone, Playstation 3, Google TV and more.”

The layout also got a new sleeker and simpler facelift.

“In this new layout, you’ll find the most crucial elements are front and center when you watch a video: 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. Playlists are now available to the right of the video so you can browse through while you watch.”

Seems like just when you start to get used to something, it gets a total overhaul.  What are your thoughts on the update?

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