Yahoo Tries Out Video Shortcut for Music
Google Blogoscoped reports on a recent sighting: Yahoo experimenting with a video “onebox” shortcut on selected music queries. Blogoscoped spotted it working for Rammstein, and I’ve seen Hot Hot Heat, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, and Queen (but not Flight of the Conchords, the Beatles or the Monkees…).
The text links in the box take you to the official site, and Yahoo music for albums, lyrics and videos. You can play individual songs from the shortcut box itself and the video results are unique in that they play within the SERP in a “lightbox” effect.
Can it compete with Universal Search? You tell me:
While there is a video result from YouTube down at #8, I’ve gotta say that Yahoo’s SERP is cooler, though I’m a little sad there’s nothing for the Beatles.