YouTube Music Stories December 2
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YouTube Music’s Home tab just consists of various carousels, but the app is now testing a prominent playlist card that does a better job of standing out.
YouTube Music Stories October 20
YouTube Music Stories October 19
YouTube Music is almost constantly evolving and changing, and the latest such change is a complete redesign for the common playlist view on Android.
YouTube Music Stories October 11
YouTube Music Stories September 29
YouTube Music’s audio-only mode: How to stop music videos from playing
YouTube Music is a good combination of audio and video, with music straight from YouTube’s huge backlog of content. Sometimes, you might want to dive in with audio-only mode, which can dramatically reduce your data usage when listening. This guide will take you through the process.
YouTube Music Stories September 26
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YouTube ML turns landscape video ads into Short-friendly vertical ones
YouTube Shorts are a big focus for the video platform and Google wants to make it easier for businesses to create vertical video ads.
YouTube Music Stories September 14
Music is a big part of vertical Shorts, and YouTube is now rolling out a new integration between the two.
YouTube Music Stories September 9
YouTube Music Stories August 31
YouTube Music is significantly redesigning its Library tab on Android and iOS with a focus on making it faster to start playing content.
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One of YouTube Music’s best features is access to the YouTube library of fan covers, live performances recorded by concertgoers, and more. YouTube Music is now surfacing these “Other performances” right from Now Playing.
YouTube Music Stories July 26
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A sleep timer to pause playback after a specified increment is in the works for YouTube Music. This has been a long requested feature, especially since Google Play Music offered one ages ago.
YouTube Music Stories July 19
One of the major visual changes in Android 13 is a redesign of media controls, and YouTube Music has just been updated to support the new style.
YouTube Music Stories July 11
How to upload your own music to YouTube Music
YouTube Music is a vast service that covers tons of genres, playlists, and albums from thousands of artists around the world. That being said, there will be some times when you can’t quite find the track you’re looking for. Fortunately, YouTube Music lets you upload your own music to keep with you in your account. Here’s how to do that.
YouTube Music Stories July 2
A big pain point of Google’s current streaming service for some is the lack of basic music-app features. Multi-select in list views has been one such absence, but YouTube Music is now rolling out that functionality.
YouTube Music Stories June 30
YouTube Music Stories June 24
Personalized playlists based on listening history are a big part of YouTube Music, and the app is now giving users a quick way to view every “Mixed for you” creation available to them through a grid view.
YouTube Music Stories June 17
In addition to a new “Add to playlist” UI for mobile, YouTube Music is testing “Recommended radios.” Compared to radio stations generated from a single song, this new offering looks to be compiled from multiple influences.
YouTube Music Stories June 15
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YouTube Music highlights your ‘Forgotten favorites’ and tweaks web carousels
The latest updates to YouTube Music sees the web client tweak carousels and how you navigate them, while the service is trying a “Forgotten favorites” shelf to highlight your past listens.
YouTube Music Stories June 7
YouTube Music Stories May 30
More than other streaming services, YouTube Music is defined by its algorithmic suggestions on what to listen to next. This feature is great in the Up Next queue but downright annoying in the Home feed. YouTube Music constantly juggles the order, if not the outright appearance, of carousels from one refresh to the next.
YouTube Music Stories May 28
Google Play betas for YouTube Music, TV, Google News, Clock, and Play Books disabled [U]
Like the main Android client, Google is now offering Play Store betas for YouTube Music and TV to presumably test new features ahead of time.
YouTube Music Stories May 25
Google’s Cast standard has been around for quite some time and, at this point, it’s not uncommon for someone to own a hefty handful of compatible speakers and displays. To help surface the device you might be looking for, Google appears to be testing “Suggested” Cast devices.
Update: This post has been updated to reflect new details from Google.
YouTube Music Stories May 19
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Playlists are undoubtedly a big part of YouTube Music’s discovery angle, and Google is now testing a big UI redesign for them on mobile.
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YouTube Music is breaking up the visual monotony of the Home feed on Android and iOS with a new grid design for the “Listen again” shelf.
YouTube Music Stories April 25
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The automatically curated My Mix section sometimes labeled “Mixed for you” in YouTube Music appears to be getting updated cover art for some users.
YouTube Music Stories April 19
YouTube Music smart downloads drop the lightning for some sparkles
YouTube Music has long been able to automatically download songs “based on your previous listening history” so that you always have a fresh collection of things to listen to when offline. A small YouTube Music tweak sees smart downloads get a new sparkle icon.