Bored with the embedded YouTube video you’re watching, or want to find a similar video? YouTube’s search bar is for you.
YouTube added a search bar as part of its embedded video player skin earlier this week. The search bar is triggered when users mouse over the top portion of an embedded video, or pause the video after it has started playing.
Users can enter simple search queries to find other favorite YouTube videos. Results of the search appear in place of the embedded video image. Users can watch any video in the results, or search for others.
This new search bar helps with accessibility, especially if you want to find similar videos. For example, if I am reading a Oneupweb Review of Google SearchWiki, which includes an embedded YouTube video, I can immediately begin searching for other SearchWiki-related videos.
In general the YouTube search bar is simplistic, so it doesn’t allow advanced searches that can narrow down your 10,000+ results.
This could make those searches for Britney Spears related info difficult, so I suggest YouTube add more advanced search options.
Overall, I disagree with other critiques that have referred to this tool as “fugly.”
The Official Oneupweb Review… OneUp Thumbs-Up.