A playlist and album view revamp for tablets was introduced by YouTube Music back in June, and the former is now beginning to appear on Android phones.
The portrait UI opens with a cover image that is considerably larger than it was before, along with information about who created it (you, other users, or YouTube Music, for example), and when it was last updated. Also hazy in the background is the aforementioned artwork. Following the name, controls for downloading, editing (details and order), shuffle or play, sharing, and an overlay menu with options like delete and play next are displayed.
The track listing is below, and you can find the song count and duration at the very bottom (on personal playlists only, not mixes). A shuffle FAB (floating action button) appears in the bottom right corner as you scroll down. Landscape orientations on compatible devices make use of a two-column view.
The revamp clearly seems more contemporary, and it initially appeared on large-screen Android devices like Chromebooks and tablets. It’s noteworthy that it was first introduced just for playlists before being extended to albums.
Back in June, there was a single instance of the new YouTube Music UI making its way to Android smartphones, but there are now at least two reports instances of the redesigning. The distribution is once more beginning with playlists rather than albums.
From a few of the devices we verified today, this server-side deployment is still not broadly accessible. As the design has already been tested on tablets, hopefully it will be available to all users sooner rather than later. The redesign has not yet appeared on the iPad.