YouTube testing new look desktop player and iOS app

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YouTube could soon be looking a little different, if you watch on your computer or on an iPhone.

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According to MacRumours, the YouTube iPhone app will soon be getting a redesign to fit in with Google’s “Material” design philosophy – so everything will soon look a bit flatter, with more blocks of colour.

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Meanwhile on the desktop, according to the unofficial Google Operating System blog, the HTML5 player will be getting a redesign. Gone will be the black bar at the bottom – and instead the play/pause/etc controls will be only be displayed when you hover over the video… and pretty slick it looks too.

James O’Malley