YouTube Music Stories Yesterday

YouTube Music on Android TV gets ‘app’ for direct homescreen access

Last month, the full YouTube app on Android TV gained a dedicated “Music” section. Google is now offering a direct shortcut to that experience with a new YouTube Music “app.”

YouTube Music Stories August 2

Ahead of the eventual deprecation of Play Music, YouTube Music continues to introduce features from Google’s original streaming service to entice users to switch. The latest additions include a “Recent activity” section and setting to “Allow external devices to start playback.”

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YouTube Music Stories July 24

Android TV’s YouTube app is getting a couple of welcome updates. Thanks to a server-side change, YouTube Music has arrived on Android TV through the bigger YouTube app — Yep, it’s super weird.

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YouTube Music Stories July 21

As we’ve been tracking for the past several weeks, YouTube Music will soon let you create collaborative playlists with others. Additionally, the Google streaming service is providing machine learning-powered song suggestions.

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Besides offering a slew of its own, you can of course make your own playlists in YouTube Music. The experience has always been quite straightforward, but YouTube Music for Android is now offering “Suggestions” on which songs to add to playlists.

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YouTube Music Stories July 14

[Update: Live] YouTube Music for Android adds swipe controls in Now Playing UI

Just before the Play Music transition, YouTube Music redesigned the Now Playing screen on Android. Google is now testing swipe gestures in the YouTube Music player for more intuitive control.

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