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Q*Bert:
> I’m curious what Google’s thinking is here. My guess: a subtle nudge to get more Mac users to switch from Safari to Chrome.

Subtle?
10:21 pm — Monday, 16 January 2017
anonymous:
It's subtle because you can still play the videos in 4K via embeds on other websites, just not from the YouTube home page.

Frankly, this feels more like a mistake than anything else.
10:54 pm — Monday, 16 January 2017
Dicknose:
>a subtle nudge to get more Mac users to switch from Safari to Chrome.

Really?

How many safari users could google really being going after to switch?

What a waste of effort.

The fact is safari sucks balls and is not cross platform.

Get it together Apple.
11:39 pm — Monday, 16 January 2017
Dicknose:
How many people on DFWC are using safari?
11:41 pm — Monday, 16 January 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Chrome sucks balls, not Safari. I won't be switching. Fuck Google.
12:24 am — Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Hairy Lime:
Fuck Chrome. And 4K via YouTube? Get real.
1:17 am — Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Sebby:
I'm no fan of Google and their privacy-invading ways, but on this occasion: yay Google. Keep at it. Perhaps Apple will be jostled out of its complacency and actually support royalty-free codecs, instead of rallying around their pals at MPEG. AAC Voice is already killing FaceTime compared to Opus in Skype.
1:22 am — Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Off The Verge:
Safari is the new IE
10:28 pm — Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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