YouTube gets snazzy new transparent player controls on the web

Google has flipped the switch on a pretty great change to YouTube on the web that brings transparent player controls to all. The new controls — which you can check out in the embedded video above — appear transparently over the bottom portion of the video, allowing you to keep an eye on all of the action as you adjust volume, resolution, and more.

Overall, the new controls look pretty darn slick and appear to be showing up just fine across all major browsers. Other than the design change, the controls seem to work just as they did before, disappearing after a few seconds of inactivity. So, if you were planning on spending the rest of the day soaking up some fail compilations you'll have some new eye candy to look at as well.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster