Google’s primary streaming service in 2019 introduced personalized mixes, smart downloads, and other tweaks. The cloud locker that everyone is waiting for did not arrive, but YouTube Music 3.47 today suggests that the interface is being readied on Android.
About APK Insight: In this “APK Insight” post, we’ve decompiled the latest version of an application that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we’re able to see various lines of code within that hint at possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ever ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be imperfect. We’ll try to enable those that are closer to being finished, however, to show you how they’ll look in the case that they do ship. With that in mind, read on.
Version 3.47 adds “introducer” strings that lay the groundwork for a distinct partition in your account. The first will be for streaming content that you can already save for quick access by liking a song or subscribing to an artist. That text will appear on initial use once the functionality is available.
Next to those subscriptions, there will be a “library,” which is what Google looks to be calling tunes you manually upload to a cloud locker. (The third tab in the bottom bar is currently also called “Library.”) This presumably also includes content from Play Music.
<string name=”library_artists_introducer_title”>Artists at a glance</string>
<string name=”library_artists_introducer_message”>Primary artists on albums and songs in your library will show up here. Artists you subscribe to are listed under subscriptions.</string>
[Update: On closer read,] the Songs page looks to offer a combined view that includes both uploads (“your added”) and liked tracks. Meanwhile, there could be a new artists section with a seperate “subscriptions” page. It’s unclear how the the existing “Device Files” tab slots in.
<string name=”library_songs_introducer_title”>All your songs in one place</string>
<string name=”library_songs_introducer_message”>Songs from your albums will now show up here along with your added & liked songs – shuffle them all!</string>
Meanwhile, there will be a “Manage library” screen in the main settings list.
<string name=”pref_library_management”>Manage library</string>
How to update?
YouTube Music 3.47 is rolling out now via the Play Store.
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