New YouTube Player: How To Unlock YouTube’s Secret New Feature Early


It seems like every other week YouTube rolls out a new feature to enhance our video watching experience. The video giant has been innovating left and right recently and for the most part we’re all just along for the ride. Typically, YouTube introduces new features gradually, pushing them out to small groups of users over time. Usually, we’re all at the mercy of YouTube, waiting days or weeks for a cool new feature to hit us — but not this time. YouTube’s latest innovation, a transparent video player that streamlines the look and feel of the site, is already popping up in the wild, but you can unlock it for yourself with a few simple steps.

Sorry but this loophole only works for Chrome users. The Google House always wins.

1. Go to the Google Chrome Web Store and download the EditThisCookie plugin.

2. Head over to

3. Open the EditThisCookie plugin and click on “VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE”.

4. Change the Default value in the open field to Q06SngRDTGA.

That should be all it takes to enjoy the swanky new YouTube user interface before all your friends. If you’re still not sure what to do, check out the simple tutorial embedded below and enjoy your sneak peek at the future of YouTube.



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