What it’s good to know
- YouTube Music is starting to roll out a brand new Now Enjoying display screen redesign with model 5.32 on Android.
- The modifications will show the place music is taking part in from (playlists, radio, and so on.) and in addition take away the detest button.
- Lighter modifications embrace rounding the sides of album covers and a white background for the play button.
YouTube Music is touching up how customers work together with their music by way of a brand new redesign.
Noticed by 9to5Google, YouTube Music has began rolling out a redesign replace for its Now Enjoying display screen. The replace appears to be showing on Android units operating YouTube Music model 5.32. This replace, per 9to5’s findings, has not but proven the redesign on iOS units.
There are two notable characteristic alterations with this new redesign, and that begins with the Now Enjoying display screen letting you understand the place your music is taking part in from. There is a small string of textual content on the prime of the display screen, which lets customers know if their music is taking part in from a playlist, radio station, queue, likes, or an artist’s web page.
The subsequent change is that YouTube Music’s Now Enjoying redesign has eliminated the detest button from showing on the left aspect of a music’s title. Now, the observe title is positioned a bit over to the left and solely options the like button on its proper aspect.
This is not the primary time YouTube has tried to both disguise dislikes or take away the button solely from its platform. On the video platform, customers presently can’t see the detest rely, though creators nonetheless retain that skill. The change got here with fairly a little bit of backlash as some argued that the detest rely might assist to gauge the standard of a video by way of a consensus of friends. Nevertheless, relating to music, most individuals might decide to easily skip to the subsequent music fairly than hit a thumbs-down, and the thumbs-down button is arguably much less related on the music platform. Nonetheless, it will possibly doubtlessly assist the app discern what forms of songs to keep away from relating to suggestions, though that will not really be the case both method.
That stated, the button is not utterly gone, however you must open the overflow menu to search out it, which has additionally been moved from the highest left of the show to the best of the music title and like button. Consequently, the Now Enjoying display screen shows the basic Google casting button on the prime proper as a substitute of hitting it throughout the music paintings. Album artwork/covers now characteristic rounded edges as a substitute of their former sharper, sq. look.
As for the controls, they remained largely the identical, though they have been moved down barely on the UI, and the spherical play/pause button is now stuffed with white as a substitute of matching the theme of the display screen based mostly on the album paintings.
YouTube Music’s Now Enjoying redesign comes practically two weeks after the platform began testing a change to make your playlists stand out extra on the house display screen. This replace would add your playlist as a card to YouTube Music’s dwelling display screen with its artwork, proprietor, and what number of songs it comprises.
Up to now, the redesign hasn’t appeared on any of our units, that means it is doubtless a server-side change.