Finding a playable music video can sometimes involve a bit of trial-and-error, where the top link might be only a short clip, or indeed something unrelated that was mislabelled. To solve this, Google is now offering prioritised links to the first playable music video in a separate box above the remaining search results …
Though it appears Google is sending searchers to YouTube videos most of the time, Google pointed out that this feature draws “from multiple sources, not just YouTube – it highlights the first playable video in the search results.” Though results from other sites are given a much smaller thumbnail.
Results are also usually, but not completely consistently, drawn from the artist’s official channel.
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