With an aim to compete with industry giants like Spotify and Apple Music, Google has been adding various new features and changes to YouTube Music. We recently saw the company test a new “Add to Playlist” UI for YouTube Music. And now, it has introduced an array of back-end changes and new features to improve the user experience. Let’s take a look at the details.
Google, in an official community forum post, detailed some of the key features and changes that were recently delivered to YouTube Music users across the world. Amongst them, many of the new features such as the Snapchat integration, Save to queue, and the song/ video switcher had already been spotted beforehand. However, the company also mentioned that it has improved the radio algorithm in YouTube Music to help users discover new artists and songs on playlists and radio stations.
YouTube Music Gains New Features: Details Here!
Another nifty feature that has been added to the platform includes the ability to turn off the autoplay function to prevent the auto-generation of radio stations whenever a single song is played. Google has also improved the YouTube Music Wear OS app by adding the ability to shuffle downloaded music. Previously, users could only shuffle playlists, while albums would be limited to ordered play.
A recent report also indicated that YouTube appears to have plans to take on industry giants of the podcast space like Apple and Spotify. An 84-page document has been allegedly leaked that is said to outline the roadmap laid out by the company. The document is believed to be intended for podcast publishers. According to this leaked document, YouTube is supposed to be planning to improve the podcast ingestion onto its platform. There is also expected to be a new podcast homepage with a familiar YouTube layout.
YouTube Music has also confined Family listening to a new family shelf. The family shelf includes a personalised Family Mix and other playlists. Additionally, the Listen Again shelf on YouTube Music for smart televisions and gaming consoles will stop showing duplicates. The Listen Again shelf will now feature an “increased number of results.” The YouTube Music Wear OS app now also lets you shuffle play all your downloaded music instead of being limited to ordered play and playlist shuffles.
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