Android TV’s YouTube app is getting a few welcome updates. Because of a server-side change, YouTube Music has arrived on Android TV by way of the larger YouTube app — Yep, it’s tremendous bizarre.
This newest server-side replace has been rolling out for just a few days, and with it delivers just a few notable tweaks. Instantly, some customers will discover that Google has redone the icons alongside the sidebar with a barely tweaked model. Additionally, some users have reported that HDR appears to work on extra Android TV units with this replace. I haven’t encountered this myself, however it’s a welcome addition whether it is rolling out extensively.
The most important change to YouTube’s Android TV app, although, is the addition of a music tab. YouTube Music has lacked an official YouTube Music app which, because the service prepares to kill off Google Play Music, is clearly a bit worrying.
To get YouTube Music on Android TV, Google has merely built-in that performance instantly into the bigger YouTube app. A brand new tab within the sidebar will pull in your current YouTube Music mixes and listens alongside together with your “Each day Combine” and different generated playlists. It’s not a terrific UI and lacks plenty of performance you’d anticipate from a wider app, however I suppose it really works advantageous.
Effectively, kind of. There are some main shortcomings right here. You’ll be able to’t browse your music whereas it’s taking part in and, equally unhealthy, you’ll be able to’t let it play within the background both.
Why did Google go for this weird integration? I’d wager that it’s as a result of YouTube’s Android TV app is actually the identical one discovered on Roku, good TVs, recreation consoles, and different platforms. Finally, all of these platforms will probably see this similar Music integration.
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