On Android tablets, YouTube Music has redesigned the album user interface. {U}

Google is adapting its Android apps for tablets and other large-screen devices, as was stated at I/O 2022. The user interface for YouTube Music playlists has already been updated, and the album view will soon follow suit.

Upgrade 6/30: A server-side update is now broadly deploying YouTube Music’s album redesign on Android tablets, however version 5.13 is also accessible this afternoon. Keeps album notes expanded while you explore is a good addition. The iPad and Android/iOS phones have not changed as of today.

The artist, kind of media (album), and release year are noted at the very top of YouTube Music’s redesign (in portrait mode). The name and description display next against a blurred background, followed by the album image, which is larger than before.

Download, add to library, play, share, and an overflow menu are all available controls. The list of tracks appears next, with all other information appearing in the left column on a (landscape) tablet. When you scroll down, an FAB (floating action button) for shuffle should be present in the bottom right corner.

The first user to see this new album UI is One Reddit user , who was the first to receive the playlist update. Your previously submitted music is not presently covered by this revision. Naturally, the makeover is proceeding extremely slowly view by view and may occur at some point in the future as shown with albums.

It’s a good modernisation, particularly for big screens because the previous method included stretching things out.

On numerous tablet computers we tried this morning, we were unable to see this YouTube Music facelift for albums. There have been earlier rumors that it would also be available on phones, but that is now a very remote possibility. In the meantime, this UI has not yet been seen by iPad users.

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