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YouTube's new icon style is making its way to YouTube Music

YouTube's new icon style is making its way to YouTube Music

Last year, YouTube shed its lifeless, gray in-app icons for more visually distinct line-art ones. It seems like sister app YouTube Music might not be too far from getting the same treatment — the new icons are already being tested.

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You can now shuffle tracks while casting YouTube Music

You can now shuffle tracks while casting YouTube Music

As of this weekend, several different users and our own testing are showing that the long-dormant shuffle button is working when casting music from the YouTube Music interface. The repeat button is still present as we reported earlier, but for ourselves and apparently many other users, remains broken.

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YouTube Music's confusing new Library Tracks playlist doesn't include uploaded songs

YouTube Music's confusing new Library Tracks playlist doesn't include uploaded songs

YouTube music still lacks a few features compared to other streaming services, especially its predecessor Google Play Music. It is slowly improving as things are added and bugs are fixed, though. One of the more annoying aspects of YouTube Music is how your library is handled, but Google is now testing a Library Tracks playlist that should go some way to ease the issue.

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Reminder: Your Google Play Music library will be deleted later this month

Reminder: Your Google Play Music library will be deleted later this month

At the end of its long-drawn-out retirement, Google finally shuttered Play Music in December, passing the baton on to YouTube Music. There's still some time to transfer your music library to the new service, but the deadline is fast approaching. You only have a couple of weeks before all your Play Music data goes away for good.

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YouTube Music makes it easier to 'start radio' from your currently playing song

YouTube Music makes it easier to 'start radio' from your currently playing song

If there's one thing that YouTube is really good at, it's recommendations. Google has done an excellent job training its algorithms to serve just what users would like to watch. Fortunately, this trait has also been passed on to YouTube Music that has a good hunch of what you might want to listen to next. In a bid to make it easier to find songs you may like, the service's Android app is getting a new way to "Start radio."

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These are the best replacements for Play Music's upload library

These are the best replacements for Play Music's upload library

Google killed Play Music in October 2020, a service many people loved for one feature in particular: its online music file locker with uploaded songs that seamlessly integrated with Play Music's streaming catalog. You could also just add titles you own and listen to them without ever having to pay a dime. Luckily, there are a few alternatives that replicate some of Play Music's capabilities, including its successor YouTube Music.

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Google is now pushing its subscription services on its hardware store

Google is now pushing its subscription services on its hardware store

Google is an advertising business first and foremost, though over the last few years, the company has introduced many paid services: YouTube Premium, Google One, Fi, and Stadia Pro come to mind, among many others. There's never been a central hub where you could find Google's subscription offers, but that's now a thing of the past: You can see all of the company's paid services in one place on the Google Store.

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YouTube Music swaps album list layout for a more glanceable grid in latest UI tweak

YouTube Music swaps album list layout for a more glanceable grid in latest UI tweak

It's been a big year for YouTube Music. The platform picked up plenty of new features and became Google's sole music streaming service when Google Play Music started shutting down a few months back. Now a couple more tweaks have been spotted in testing, including one that switches an artist's album view section from a list to a grid layout.

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YouTube Music starts showing animated video thumbnails as you scroll (APK Download)

YouTube Music starts showing animated video thumbnails as you scroll (APK Download)

Media and content companies really like previewing content as you scroll through their catalogs. Someone must've decided that this was more immersive and interactive at one point and now every app does it, from Netflix to YouTube, the Play Store, your Google Discover, and more. The feature is spreading to YouTube Music, but at least it only affects video thumbnails, not regular album art. And you can turn it off, obviously.

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The forced switch to YouTube Music is leaving Sonos users in the cold

The forced switch to YouTube Music is leaving Sonos users in the cold

People who own Sonos speakers aren't having the best time dealing with the death of Google Play Music. YouTube Music, the app meant to replace it, has yet to adopt the seemingly basic ability to cast audio from mobile devices to robust thousand-dollar soundbars, much less achieve the promise of complete feature parity. As with many conflicts, there's no good reason for this chasm to exist and everyone to blame. But who should fix it?

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