You Tube Launches VHS Filter for Anniversary of Cassette Recorder

Viewers can now watch select You Tube Videos in all of VHS static glory – unlike its modern HD quality streaming:

Not too long ago, the video tape was the media of choice for living rooms around the world. In celebration of the 57th birthday of the first commercial video cassette recorder, check out a fun VHS mode for the YouTube player to relive the magic feel of vintage video tapes.

Videos with the VHS option will have an extra tape-like button. Just push the button to play the video with grainy, snow filled nostalgia. Google has not indicated that this filter will be available permanently, but with enough traction, we may be seeing a lot more options for augmented clarity.

Watch this video on You Tube to see the new Feature.

Oddly enough, there’s already You Tube footage of pure VHS static.

Publish date: April 15, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT