You might find this one better, or much worse
Earlier this year, we learned that YouTube Music is the fastest growing music streaming service in the West. And it looks like Google has made sure to ride that wave. During this year, the tech giant has made it a point to give the app some much-needed love. The latest improvement to the YouTube Music experience is here, and it comes in the form of a significant UI overhaul.
As spotted by 9to5Google, YouTube Music is rolling out a radical overhaul to its Library section. Currently it shows you a carousel of recently played songs, albums and artists at the top, followed by a list of the usual categories you’d expect – your downloads and playlists as well as the songs, albums and artists you you added to your library. With the new update, the Library tab now only displays a list consisting of recently played content that previously lived in the carousel at the top. When you tap on a song from this view, radio playback starts immediately. The redesign also lets you easily create new playlists via a floating button in the lower right corner.
You might notice that the library header now has a chevron next to it, indicating that you can tap it to open a menu (a visual cue will also make it clear when you first get the update ). Once you tap on it, you can jump to a handful of other sections, such as uploads, downloads, and device files. Whatever selection you make will return to the section you last selected, so whenever you tap Library in the bottom bar, which is fine if you only access your downloads from the library.
There are also bullets below the top bar for playlists, albums, songs, and artists. These replace the dedicated top-level sections of the old library. They let you distill the list based on what you want to see, whether it’s specific songs, albums, or singers.
This overhaul is arguably one of the biggest we’ve seen in this app in a long time. It’s already widely rolled out, so if you don’t see it right now, it should land on your device in the next few days or weeks.