The automatically curated My Mix section sometimes labeled “Mixed for you” in YouTube Music appears to be getting updated cover art for some users.

This section is a key component of YouTube Music and includes a number of playlists of various genres and sub-genres based upon your listening history, likes, and dislikes. For a long time, the “Mixed for you” section has featured abstract colored vinyl cover art for each playlist including the “Supermix” – which includes an array of your various musical favorites in one playlist.


[Update 04/20]: Initially limited to just a small pool of YouTube Music users, the updated playlist covers are now starting to be seen more widely. Reports on the /r/YouTubeMusic subreddit have grown with more users slowly starting to see the updated playlists header images. Although, the 90s WordArt style compositions haven’t gone down so well so far. Many are starting to see the new covers across mobile and desktop too.

[Update 04/21]: The updated Your mix covers should now be live for all YouTube Music users across mobile and desktop. It’s also worth noting that each cover is dynamic, and may change appearance when opening a playlist from the home page. Tapping the playlist may see certain artist images change position or disappear entirely with the collage featuring others within the playlist:


Initially spotted by /u/mateil over on the YouTube Music subreddit, it seems that the Mixed for you playlists are getting new covers to feature artist album art. This does make it easier to tell just what types of music and artist are included at a glance, but the collages can be a little jarring compared to the cleaner aesthetic of those abstract icons – you can see both side-by-side below:

We’re not entirely sure just how far this has rolled out, but the original Reddit thread has multiple reports from users claiming that they are now seeing the updated UI. As one poster notes, this certainly does look like a “quick edit from the early 2000s.” It’s not clear how the specific album art is chosen either.

It’s also worth noting that this change is appearing for some across devices including Android and desktop with the rollout supposedly starting some weeks ago. With that in mind, be sure to let us know down in the comments section below if you are seeing the new Mixed for you covers when using YouTube Music across your devices.

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