Then & Now | A Brief History of the YouTube Player

Gabe Polk —  May 24, 2013 — 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe, but this week marks YouTube’s 8 year anniversary. In a short time, YouTube grew from relative obscurity to become a video platform with over 1 billion monthly active users, and the 3rd largest social network and 2nd largest search engine in the world. To celebrate we decided to take a trip down memory lane and highlight how the seen-but-rarely-acknowledged YouTube Embeddable Player has changed over the years. So break out your corn cob pipe and monocle, and join us on our trip down memory lane!

YouTube Embedded Player History for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Gabe Polk

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One response to Then & Now | A Brief History of the YouTube Player

  1. 2007 embeded is my favourite I think. Quite clean and minimal with not too many buttons.

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