Redesign of the YouTube Music playlist with centralized deployment of album art

YouTube Music is evolving and changing almost constantly, and the latest such change is a complete overhaul of the common playlist view on Android.

This was spotted during testing earlier in 2022, but on this occasion it was only spotted on Android tablets rather than mobile. As originally spotted by android fontthe redesigned YouTube Music playlist is now rolling out and appearing more widely on devices.

Not everyone has this new view yet, as we’re seeing variations on a number of devices, including Android, but not yet iOS. The left-aligned playlist view is pretty familiar since YouTube Music became the only music streaming app with the death of Google Play Music in 2020.

When you load a created or curated playlist, you will see that the album art collage is centrally aligned. While the first two lines or subtitles note who created the playlist and when it was last updated till date. The cover then appears with highlighted artist images on the left and vertical text on the right, while the circular YouTube Music logo sits in the upper left corner.

Under this section you will find bigger and more important controls for uploading, editing, sharing and accessing more information. These outline-style buttons surround a larger “Play” button that initiates playback. Curiously, the “Shuffle” button is not present with this redesign. To access it, you actually have to press the three-dot overflow button. This is certainly a frustrating change as part of the YouTube Music playlist overhaul that will likely cause some confusion for users.

If you don’t see the changes yet, it might help to force stop the app and clear the app cache. This forced method enabled the redesign of the Playlist UI in the YouTube Music app on many of our own devices.

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