Microsoft Releases Re-imagined Bing Video Search Experience

Bing Videos Update

Microsoft today released a re-designed Bing Video search experience. The all new design allows you to quickly browse, discover and view videos from YouTube, Hulu and Vimeo, Dailymotion, Vevo, MTV, CBS, MSN and more. It has a streamlined navigation, instant preview and more.

Pop-out Hover Preview: Rather than making you travel to a site to see if a video is the one you’re looking for, we updated our preview mode so now you can simply roll the cursor over the video thumbnail to see a short preview. We also expanded the information displayed about a video to speed up your search and now show favicons from the top sites, view counts, descriptions, and bold your search terms in the titles. Additionally, we’ve added a control for our previews so you can adjust the volume level of the preview playback.

Improved Filters: Another subtle but powerful feature are the filter improvements. The resolution filter now takes into account common video sizes such as 720 and 1080. The source filters are also more specific to the segment for which you are searching. You can also sort by date to ensure you’re getting the freshest (or oldest) videos available.

Video Overlay and Improved Navigation: Once you find a video that you want to watch we present a video overlay that lets you easily browse to the next video without having to leave the collection. Moving to another video is simple with the easy-to-click carousel at the bottom of the light box. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for we’ve include a list of related searches in the right rail so you can easily narrow down your search. You can also see the source and the number of views directly under the videos so at a glance you know which videos are most popular.

Source: Bing

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