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September
23

Something New on the Homepage!

Here at the Bing homepage team, we’re always looking for ways to bring you a little something special. Today we’re really excited to announce the first ever video homepage.

If you have an HTML-5 enabled browser, you now get all the beauty and intrigue of the Bing homepage with a little breath of life added. Users without a modern browser will continue to see the gorgeous still photography that we’re known for. Not getting the video and want to see what the fuss is about? Try downloading IE9 and going to www.bing.com.

We won’t be programming a video every day, just when the mood strikes us.

While this first video is US-only, we’ll begin rolling the video homepage out to international markets in the next few months – so stay tuned.

If you’re interested in learning more about the evolution of the homepage and how the team chooses content, check out the following video.

Happy first day of fall!

Stephanie Horstmanshof

Bing Homepage team

Comments

  • I noticed it renders a little differently on each browser, but it looks beautiful!!

  • It feels like I'm peeking through a pretty awesome window...hopefully you guys are in the mood for many times to come =D

  • Nice but doesn't work in Belgium (as of most items on Bing).

    Shame...

  • Indeed a very nice presentation. None of the HP images work in my MS XP. (Bing only) Frustrating. Although I bounce to Google Chrome & all is well. Hats off & well done!

  • This is so friggin awesome. As if the pictures weren't great enough. Just like the pictures, this is a reason for me just to leave the Bing home page in a full screen open browser window just to add relaxing beauty on the pc. And now its dynamic video. I saw the vid on the blog page withpreviews of upcoming videos. I can' wait. So much development effort to bring a little happiness and beauty to my pc, and I am grateful. Thank you, guys. It's the flavor of a screensaver, the functioonallity of a browser standing by and the accent of an aquarium or fireplace all in one. Just wonderful. ^^

  • Wow! I had heard the news, but forgot and was taken by surprise when I got to work and launched my browser.

    Today's Bing background video is beautiful, and spectacular! I've tried it in IE9, as well as Firefox, and Chrome. It's smoothest in Internet Explorer.

    One question: WHERE HAS THE "LIKE" BUTTON GONE??????

  • If anyone wants to see the still image with the Like button and the hotspots, go to Tools, (gear icon), F12 Developer tools, Tools menu, Change user agent string, Internet Explorer 8. Then refresh the Bing homepage.

    When you're finished, go back to the Developer Tools window, and click Tools menu, Change user agent string, Default. If you don't, every page will think you have IE8.

    Of course, we would like the button and hotspots in the video too. I think it's a Murphy's Law: Adding a feature creates requests for more features. :-)

  • AWESOME! Hope to see a lot more  like this :)

  • It's beautiful. We can't wait for more exotic (how about Fargo? BIG Microsoft campus ;), colorful locations & upgrades that give the user more easy, quality options teaching how to use the dynamic pages to their benefit. THANK YOU! jimma

  • Unfortunately, this doesn't work in Windows Phone Mango's HTML 5-enabled IE9 browser.

    When set to Desktop URL and Desktop Setting, I can see where it is trying to load the video element and can see the 1st frame (pic), but the video does not play nor go beyond that initial scene.

    When set to Desktop URL and Mobile setting, I see the autumn pic of the Grand Teton National Park.

    When set to Mobile URL and Mobile setting, I see the autumn pic of the Grand Teton National Park.

    When set to Mobile URL and Desktop setting, I see the old WAP page.

    Would love to show off your fantastic video home page on the go!!!!

  • The video doesn't seem to work in Internet Explorer 10 on the Windows 8 Developer Preview while in IE10 browser and standards mode. It works just fine if it's changed to IE9 mode.

  • thanks. looks great.  as a comment, personally I feel it goes a tad too fast, the clouds and shadows (in my case) distracting me... would love it if it went slower so I can do, well, whatever I want to do :)

    thanks again.

  • What a cool surprise! It caught me off guard! Landscapes are my favorite and then the clouds started moving! Looking forward to more! Great job Bing!

  • I'm using IE9 and FireFox 6.0.2 and the video looks awesome in these web browsers. Will these features work with IE10 and Windows Phone "Mango" too?

  • It doesn't work here. Hope this will be available for Belgium soon, because I think it is a cool feature.