Google rolled out its YouTube redesign to the public yesterday, revamping the site to be based on channels.
The redesigned site encourages consumers to subscribe to channels, and also suggests popular ones. Consumers can also now link their Facebook and Google+ profiles to find out what their friends are sharing.
CNBC compared the redesigned site to “cable TV for the digital age.” From CNBC:
The new YouTube homepage and "channels" aims to provide more of a "lean back experience." The new site encourages users to watch multiple videos on the same channel surfing between similar channels. Users can even set up a custom remote control of sorts -- a YouTube channel lineup.
At the end of October, YouTube announced the launch of 100 channels.