Google tests material design on its YouTube Player – sneak peek

Seems like YouTube is testing material design in its well known YouTube player.
You can see how it’s working on the animated GIF further in the post.

The new design is absolutely flat, and takes from material design to the full.
Play icon transforms fluently into pause icon, volume icon expands and returns to its original form – based on the volume level.

Tests of YouTube's new material design based player

Tests of YouTube’s new material design based player

The next noticable thing are the animations of the “related videos”. Video tiles fly from the back of the screen its front.

Unfortunately it seems that Google is experimenting with the new player, because I wasn’t able to recreate these animations, while writing posts.

So, what do you guys think? How do you like the changes in the new YouTube player?