Making a big change in its mobile site, Youtube today launched it with HTML5 support, higher video quality and a tweaked user interface.
“YouTube consumption on mobile devices has also grown considerably: playbacks were up 160% in 2009 over the previous year. And we’re excited to announce that YouTube Mobile now receives more than 100 million video playbacks a day,” Youtube product manager Andrey Doronichev wrote in a blog post.
New Features on m.youtube.com:
* 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.