YouTube Goes Wide, Adds HD Section

YouTube is making it easier to find and enjoy HD content on the site. The video-sharing giant has launched an HD section, where you can browse videos uploaded in the high-definition format. Once you’ve found a video you want to see, clicking on the “Watch in HD” link brings up a really widescreen player (see below). YouTube is also making it easier to upload HD content with a new FAQ.


If you think this is cool (and come on, it is cool), check out what YouTube HD looks like on a big TV.

YouTube also announced new sections on the site devoted to news, music and movies. From the YouTube Blog:

The news page will be populated with breaking stories from around the world as well as news drawn from the Google News service; music will feature rising videos alongside playlists dedicated to different genres; movies will showcase some of the most popular short and full-length movies on YouTube today.