The ‘Library’ feature of YouTube Music is getting a significant redesign on Android {U: Also iPhone/iPad}

The Library tab on YouTube Music for Android and iOS is getting a substantial revamp with a focus on speeding up content playback.

Update 8/31: The YouTube Musics Library look is back for some users after appearing and disappearing last week. It was first discovered for Android only, but it is now visible on both the iPhone and iPad.

Although it hasn’t yet been implemented widely, this should endure for those who receive another redesign.

Update 8/26: YouTube Music has removed the new Library design that was active on numerous devices over the previous day. It’s unclear whether this week’s appearance was an accidently released A/B test or not. With the redesign, we had no performance problems.

Prior to 8/24: Previously, the Library tab’s Recent activity carousel, which displays albums, songs, artists, and playlists with sizable previews but only allows two full things to appear, was the first thing you saw when you clicked it. Links to pages for Downloads, Playlists, Albums, Songs, Artists, and Subscriptions are then provided.

The new design eliminates the need for users to initially choose a page and instead uses a list view that displays material right away. A song selected from this perspective will begin playing on the radio right away.

The top-left corner of the screen has a menu that lets you choose between Library, Downloads, Uploads, and Device files. This redesign’s persistence of your View my selection across app closes, page visits, and even repeated taps on Library in the bottom bar is one feature that stands out in particular. As a result, you can set the Library tab to always display media that is offline.

YouTube Music Library redesign
YouTube Music Library redesign
YouTube Music Library redesign

Chips for Playlists, Songs, Albums, and Artists are listed after that. For New playlist and Shuffle all, the first two have pill-shaped FABs (floating action buttons). Artists, meanwhile, allows you to view and filter subscriptions.

Finally, you can use the Recent activity, Recent added, or Recent played filters to narrow down the main list.

The redesigned YouTube Music Library is currently being widely rolled out for tablets, but not for iOS. To get this update to load, close the app by selecting it from the Recents menu. The UI is described in blue initial prompts, including how the avatar/account menu still has a link to your whole listening history.

Due to the fact that the playlist and album page redesigns are still exclusive to Android tablets, this is the app’s most significant UI update in a while.


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