The amazing icon is just the usual Play Button which is now sited on top of the red outline of CRT TV that used to be under the “Tube” part of the wordmark. The icon is at the left side of the wordmark on the website, but in some cases the brightened up icon will be used as an abbreviated logo. This is rolling out today.
Adding to that, the service’s mobile apps have been given a nice update with a new design that has the navigation tabs relocated to the bottom (including new Library and Account sections), the ability to speed up and slow down playback (previously a web-only feature), and recently a row of suggested videos has been added to the full-screen view. Additionally, “in the coming months,” you’ll be able to jump between videos with a swipe – left for previous, right for next. Soon, the YouTube player will seamlessly change shape to match the video format you’re watching, so no more black bars on those vertically-shot videos. Finally, the area below the player should let you “browse videos in totally new ways” at some point in the future.
Now talking about the desktop interface, YouTube has designed it to now be fully Material Design infused for everyone. What’s more, it features a dark theme. These features have been available for some users as YouTube has conducted extensive testing, but they’re now rolling out across the globe