Microsoft made a better YouTube search engine than Google

Bing logoYouTube might never be dethroned as the king of online video, but Microsoft has just made a compelling case for visiting Bing before you watch anything on YouTube.

Microsoft gave a much-needed makeover to its Bing video search feature this week, and the final product is pretty good. It features larger, easier-to-identify video thumbnails, and you can even preview videos straight from the results to get an idea of what you're looking at. Just hover your cursor over a result to watch a small bit of the video.

Bing now shows additional information on each result, as well, to bring it up to par with YouTube. Specifically, you can now see the view count, upload date, and uploader before clicking through to the result.

The search pages one-up YouTube with some really helpful related search suggestions. Music searches will show a module up at the top for the artist with a photo and a list of other top songs. Watching a video for any of those other songs is just a click away. More suggested videos — even if they don't specifically match your search — will show up half-way down the page in another module, with more recommendations all the way at the end.

That new feature is just one of a few changes that focus on music videos. Searches for songs will now highlight the "best" result with an extra-large preview. These results are chosen based on relevance and popularity. And you can watch the entire video straight from the search result if you so please.

And, of course, Bing pulls in results from around the web, not just YouTube. Google, too, of course, has its own general video search tool on google.com that pulls in results from multiple sources. But that product is dated and lacks many of the features introduced by Bing's latest update.

Source: The Verge

Tags: Bing, Microsoft, search, YouTube

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)