Getting Started with The TYT Zone!

Getting Started with the TYT Zone!

The TYT zone is a new way to discover and engage with content from The Young Turks. This article will explain how  to navigate through the new interface and use its new features to watch your favorite videos from your favorite online network!

Where to Find the TYT Zone

Finding the TYT Zone on our website is easy. Simply browse to https://www.tytnetwork.com/ 

Once there, you will see, on the right side a button name TYT Zone Simply click on this link and a popover window will appear with the new video canvas. 

For your convenience, we have added a short tour of our interface when you first log into the fan zone. This briefly brushes over how to best navigate the interface to find the newest videos. You can skip this tour at any time.  

Bubble UI

The TYT Zone uses a Bubble UI to display out latest video content. This UI puts the latest video in the middle of the screen and older videos are placed behind the newest one in a circular fashion. The oldest videos can be found at the perimeter of the interface. 

Search

The FanZone search engine allows you to search for videos using hashtag keywords, words in the title of the video, or even allows you to sort for all videos within a time frame; Today, Yesterday, This Week, This Month, and This Year. The Fan Zone automatically displays the most popular keywords as well. If you see a keyword you would like to search, simply click on it, and the video interface will only show videos with your search parameter. 

Global Options

At the bottom right-hand side of the screen, There are three buttons that affect how the fan zone works for you. When the button is highlighted (light blue) that option is active int he Fan Zone. 

  • Autoplay- Toggling this button will allow to videos to either autoplay as you roll over them. Turning this option off will stop any videos from automatically playing in the fanzone
  • Sound On/Off- This button allows you to toggle the sound in the fanzone
  • Home Button- This button brings you back to the center of the video canvas, or the most recent video. 

Here we searched by #finaljudgement and, as you can see the fan zone only shows those videos. Clicking "Show All" At the top of the screen will bring you back to the default fan zone view. 

Expanded View

When you find and click the video you would like to watch, the interview overlays an expanded view which provides additional information about the video, it's description, upload date, and user reactions. Each video is also tagged with keywords (hashtags) so it is searchable in the  fanzone

Video Playback Functions

The expanded video player has all the playback functionality that you would expect from any player and you can fullscreen the video from the canvas. 

Social Sharing

You have the option of sharing this video to your social networks or via email right from the expanded view as well. You can also copy the embed code and embed this video anywhere else, such as another website or on a social media blog. 

Reactions

You have the ability to add different reactions to any video in the TYT Zone from simple smileys to fist bumps and hand slaps, we give you as many options as possible to engage the content directly. more reactions coming soon!

Accessing Premium Content

If you do not have a TYT members subscription, the Fanzone will only play a brief snippet of the video and then the video will prompt you to purchase a subscription to view the rest of the content. You will also see a blue bar at the bottom of the expanded window that will allow you to purchase a subscription. 

Once you have decided on the type of subscription you would like to purchase, a popover window will appear. If this is the first time you have attempted to purchase content through the fanzone, you will be asked to add a new card in order to purchase the membership. 

Simply fill out the necessary information in the following window in order to add a card to the system. Once you have successfully added a new card to your account, our system will confirm that you want to make a purchase using that new card. Simply hit Pay With Card to proceed. 

Upon successfully purchasing a membership, the FanZone will provide you with a receipt which you have the option of printing out or saving, You can also choose to share your purchase through social network. 

To continue to watch the videos, simply close this window, or click on Go To Your Video Library, to show you a list of the videos and subscriptions you purchased. 

Account Options

You have the ability to view your account options at any time. Simply click on this Account button at the top left corner of the screen to bring up the account pop-over window. 

Video Library

The video library shows you a list of all the videos currently available to you, or that you have purchased through the fan zone. If you have a TYT Membership, all the videos in that membership will be listed here. You can use the search bar to search for specific videos. 

Manage Subscriptions

In the Subscriptions section, you will see a list of all the current subscription you have, as well as details on when they were purchased and when they are set to expire. If you have an auto-renewing subscription, this window will show you the renewal date for your subscription. 

Account Settings

The account page displays the information you used to create a memebrship account. In this section, you can choose to modify and change your personal information, your avatar, and you can even change your password. 


The transactions tab shows all the recent purcahses you have made through the fanzone. if you have not made any purchases, this window will allow you to add a credit card and begin purchasing videos and subscriptions through the fanzone.