YouTube Music on Android Auto gets a new interface
There’s nothing better than getting stuck in the privacy of your own car (until a red light comes on and you realize that every car around you has noticed). Android Auto makes it easy to sort through your playlists, albums, and more, but if the interface isn’t plain and simple, you can take your eyes off the road. The current user interface of YouTube Music for Android Auto looks pretty dated, but a new design is starting to appear for some users.
The most significant difference between both UIs is the addition of tabs at the top of the screen. These tabs remove the main menu interface, pushing users to select between “Beginning”, “Last Play” Y “Library” to start listening to music. It also adds a dedicated tab for “device files” if you have music stored on your phone locally.
The rest of the interface appears relatively unchanged, with the album artwork still arranged in rows of three when browsing. The scroll bar stays to the left of the songs, albums and playlists. However, since it is no longer necessary to go back to the main menu, the back button has been replaced with a YouTube Music icon.
Overall, these are a couple of minor improvements that should make the driving experience faster and safer. The new UI appeared for me after updating to version 4.30.50, so if you’re ready to optimize your YouTube Music interface for Android Auto, get the Play Store update below or download it directly from APK Mirror.