The Google developer team over the last year has worked on optimizing its applications for tablets, foldable devices and other devices with a large display and YouTube Music is yet another application for which the Mountain View giant has plans to release a new UI dedicated to tablets.
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How YouTube Music for Android interface changes
Last month the YouTube Music app on Android tablets and iPads was updated to show more content (like albums, playlists, etc.) on the home screen.
The cover has been reduced so that users can see more options in the carousel menus without the need to scroll (this applies to “Your Favorites” and “Listen Again” on the Home tab and “Recent Activity” in the Library): This is a noticeable improvement, especially when using YouTube Music in landscape orientation.
In addition, the development team has added margins around the screen to the interface, a feature that could make the interaction more comfortable on larger tablets and perhaps prove less suitable for smaller ones.
The YouTube Music team is keen to point out that this revamped user interface is only the first major update in a series of changes that will focus on the usability of the application on tablets.
These changes come at a rather “intense” moment for the mobile operating system of the Mountain View giant: next month, in fact, the stable version of Android 12L should be released while these days the Google developer team has released the first Developer Preview of Android 13 Tiramisù, a version that will bring with it further improvements to the experience of use on devices with large screens.