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Business News/ Technology / News/  YouTube Music introduces redesign to app Mini Player for enhanced user experience

YouTube Music introduces redesign to app Mini Player for enhanced user experience

YouTube has updated its YouTube Music app, removing the Next track button and adding a permanent Cast button to enhance the user experience for Chromecast-enabled devices. Users can now navigate tracks by swiping left or right. The updates are being rolled out globally.

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YouTube has implemented updates to enhance user experience and prioritize user preferences by making changes to YouTube Music. As part of this effort, a recent update has been introduced, featuring a slight redesign of the YouTube Music app mini player.

According to a report from 9to5Google, the YouTube Music app has undergone a minor update that modifies the way users can navigate through the app to skip tracks and cast music to Chromecast-enabled devices.

As per the report, the YouTube Music app's mini player has been updated to include a permanent Cast button, resulting in the removal of the Next track button. Consequently, the mini player now displays only the Cast button followed by the Play/Pause button. Furthermore, the top right corner, previously housing the Cast button, has been eliminated, resulting in a cleaner appearance for the entire top right corner of the app.

A noteworthy modification has been made to the method of track navigation within the YouTube Music app since the removal of the Next track button. Users can now utilize a new gesture by swiping left or right to move to the next track or preview previous tracks.

The recent updates implemented by Google indicate a clear effort to enhance the casting experience for users on Chromecast-enabled devices. However, it's worth noting that the removal of the next track button in favor of swiping gestures brings added convenience for track navigation. Nonetheless, for frequent users of the YouTube Music app, there might be a short adaptation period required to get accustomed to these changes, as muscle memory might need to be reprogrammed to fully utilize the new features.

According to the report, Google has initiated a widespread rollout of the updated YouTube Music app, making it accessible to users worldwide. It is important to mention that these changes began appearing for certain individuals nearly a month ago and are now being made available to a broader audience.


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Published: 30 Jun 2023, 12:41 PM IST
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