Bing Updates How It Displays Music VideosBy: Chris Crum - November 11, 2013
Bing has introduced a new music video search experience that users can take advantage of by searching for an artist from Bing’s video search.
If you search for “Justin Timberlake,” for example, you’ll be presented with a number of Justin’s music videos from Google’s YouTube with a few other sources like Dailymotion, Vimeo and Tudou sprinkled in.
“Built from the ground up to make it easier for you to access the best music videos available on the web, our new music video experience was designed with music lovers in mind,” Bing’s Ryan Becker and Deepak Santham write in a blog post. “Whether you’re looking for videos of songs and artists you are already familiar with (like Led Zeppelin and Justin Timberlake) or you’re looking to discover the next-up-and-coming artist or revisiting the classics, we’ve got you covered.”
“Let’s say you’re searching for Tighten Up by the Black Keys,” they add. “You will see the most popular video showcased in the top-left of the screen. Harnessing Bing’s machine learning capabilities, the most relevant and popular music video for an artist, album or song is showcased in the upper right of the screen. Because we know that quality videos don’t just come from one place, we showcase videos from leading sites including YouTube, Vimeo, MTV, Artist Direct and more. Instead of making you click through to a site to see if a video is the one you want, you can simply mouse over the thumbnail to see a preview. If you like what you’re hearing, simply click on the button to play the full version.”
Included in the experience is the top results section, which showcases popular and official music videos, related songs and albums from over 70,000 artists. Bing will also attempt to assemble the tracks from a particular album in the order. The related artist sidebar has gotten an upgrade as well.