Over the last year, YouTube has been A/B testing a revamped interface on the web for some users. An official preview of that Material design, along with its dark theme, is now available for all users to enable and test.
This new interface is built using the Polymer framework. Besides speed, Google notes that it will allow for “quicker feature development from here on out.” The dark theme is one of the first features and aims to “cut down on glare and let you take in the true colors of the videos you watch.”
To enable the Material interface, head to youtube.com/new and follow the instructions.
dig’n the “material” design update, and definitely like it better… i’m only kinda surprised that it took them so long, to be honest.