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YouTube’s Web video player just received a sleek transparent update

The new video player is a lot sleeker, featuring controls floating on the video itself instead of planted underneath. Besides just looking nicer, the redesign also saves a few vertical pixels of screen real estate. […] The change appears to have taken effect globally, and the new design shows up across a variety of browsers; Chrome, Firefox and Edge all feature the revamped look, even on mobile. – Napier Lopez, The Next Web
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Netflix’s Slick New Interface Looks Better, Works Better, And Is Coming In Mid-June!

While the new Netflix web design boasts a bold black background that mirrors the service’s Roku 3 and Apple TV app interface, the big news is that this new design is ditching the carousel! Netflix users have noted for years that the slow-moving spinning carousels of titles make it difficult to browse the service’s vast library with any kind of satisfying efficiency. – Meghan O’Keefe, Decider

Comcast ripped off Apple’s brand to make a TV remote look special

That’s some mighty hifalutin talk for a cable box remote. Particularly when you consider the fact that Comcast just now decided that it made sense to add an “input” button to the X1 remote. I suppose that’s the genius of Comcast design — if you don’t include an input button, maybe your customers will be too lazy to switch over to their Apple TV to rent a movie and will buy something through on-demand instead. – Nathan Ingraham, The Verge
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Netflix for Android now lets you quickly spot what you’re searching for

Netflix’s Android app hasn’t made searching very easy so far. While it’ll give you thumbnails, the heavy emphasis on text in results has sometimes meant scrolling through gigantic lists. It should be much more elegant as of today, however; a just-launched update has brought visual search (previously found just about everywhere else on Netflix) to Google’s platform. […] Prefer iOS instead? Don’t worry, you’re getting a treat as well. As on Android, visual search on the iPhone can now help you track down actors, creators and directors. – Jon Fingas ,Engadget 
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