According to YouTube, video playback though m.youtube.com has exploded. In 2009, playback was up a massive 160% (that’s 100 million plays a DAY), thanks to the smart-phone explosion. Perhaps it’s time YT invested a little more into the mobile version of their site? Oh yes, most definitely. YouTube Blog has listed some of the changes they’ve made that are accessible now from Android devices and an iProduct near you:
- It’s really fast.
- The user interface incorporates larger, more touch-friendly elements, making it easier to access videos on the go.
- It incorporates the features and functionality you’ve come to expect from the .com site, like search query suggestions, the options to create playlists, the ability to designate “favorite,” “like” or “unlike” videos directly from your device.
- As we make improvements to Youtube.com, you’ll see them quickly follow on our mobile site, unlike native apps which are not updated as frequently.
Among other things not mentioned is video playback in portrait and landscape mode. Fancy. Of course, you can read more about the changes and the future of m.youtube.com here, and be sure to check out the Nexus One sample video below.
Via Android Central