It has been an enormous 12 months for YouTube Music. The platform picked up loads of new options and grew to become Google’s sole music streaming service when Google Play Music began shutting down a couple of months again. Now a pair extra tweaks have been noticed in testing, together with one which switches an artist’s album view part from a listing to a grid format.
The up to date album view seems to use to the album part of artist pages. Beforehand, a protracted checklist of textual content appeared with tiny album-art thumbnails. With this new tweak, an artist’s albums show side-by-side in rows of seven on the internet, or a 2×2 grid on the cellular app.
Left: Present checklist view Proper: Grid format in testing
Whereas switching from a listing view to a grid format could not sound like probably the most thrilling of developments, it does make a major distinction in day-to-day use. Not solely does it maximize the house by displaying extra albums without delay, however it additionally makes them extra glanceable and simpler to search out due to the massive, recognizable thumbnails of album art work. In fact, the checklist view does have some benefits too, like making longer titles simpler to learn — it would be nice to have the ability to select the viewing mode for ourselves.
Moreover, YouTube Music is now suggesting associated playlists beneath customized mixes, giving customers a solution to browse comparable collections put collectively by the YTM workforce and fellow customers. This appears to be restricted to the iOS app for now, although.
The up to date grid format seems to be in testing presently, which suggests it hasn’t rolled out broadly but. I am nonetheless seeing the checklist view on my finish, but when/when the grid format does start to have expanded availability, you can attempt it for your self within the YouTube Music app (which will be downloaded from APK Mirror or the Play Retailer) and on the internet.