YouTube to Stop Supporting IE6 on March 13

By | February 23, 2010 | 9 Comments


Starting from March 13th, Internet Explorer 6 users will receive the following notification, when watching video:

YouTube to Stop Supporting IE6 on March 13

Google also added: “Stopped support essentially means that some future features on YouTube will be rolled out that won’t work in older browsers.”

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  • nobody

    and this is (i hope) a final goodbye to ie6

    unfortunate are these, that cant have it upgraded (50%+ corpo users :/)

  • Grrblt

    This is very good news. Unfortunately, since youtube is an entertainment site, it will probably have very little effect among the real IE6 offenders (lazy corporations that don’t care if their employees can watch funny videos). It would probably be more effective to end IE6 support on google.com

  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    It’s nice to see they’ve included Opera in the list!
    Very well done, continue that way and I will like you 0,000001% more Google. :P

  • nvm

    Google leads the way. They dare to take a stand against garbage.

  • aavv

    I think this is more than rejecting IE for in using You tube
    it is a pressure on MS to upgrade or (ie user) to newer ie version
    which make people design their sites with IE8 standers (if they still use IE) or Chrome standards, both is an adv to Google because IE8 more compatible with Chrome

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  • Morbus

    There’s one such thing as Portable Firefox, and I’m pretty sure some other browsers have similar versions, so if people are still “stuck” with IE6 in their corporate environment, it’s their damned very own fault.

    More on topic, this is the best news in a long while… This is mostly the resultcof browser competition. No Chrome, no decision like this from Google.

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

      Very good point.
      BTW I use Opera@USB at school! *-*

      • Ryan

        Me too! I’ve tried Firefox portable and its not so good…….