YouTube Music begins testing audio player redesign along with improved shuffle algorithm

YouTube Music redesign will focus more on music playback and discovery rather than being just a redesigned UI.

By Sandeep Sarkar

    It seems that the Google's music streaming plans have gone for a toss. There is a constant sword hanging over the Google Play Music's head. It is most likely that Google Play music will be incorporated with YouTube Music. Now, the YouTube Music app is testing a redesigned platform with select users that gives the idea of this merger.

    YouTube Music begins testing audio player redesign

    The plan of the merger was first discovered by Reddit user c2fifield. According to c2fifield, the YouTube Music redesign will focus more on music playback and discovery rather than being just a redesigned UI. The new audio player is believed to be quite intuitive and has a lot of similarity in terms of appearance with the traditional music player screen. Google seems to be focusing more on the music content rather than the video content.

    It is also being reported that Google has also updated its shuffle algorithm for the app. A user can see what track is next up in the line and the songs in the playlist view now shuffle in a correct manner. Earlier, the track change was random and a user was required to scroll through the whole list in order to spot the 'now playing' song that was quite troublesome for the users.

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    The changes seem to be quite minimal however they seem to fit perfectly with the recent rumours that have been associated with the Google's music streaming plans. It seems like Google will be merging the features from its music streaming platform Google Play Music with YouTube Music or one of the other app which is called YouTube remix.

    YouTube Music begins testing audio player redesign

    However, this is not the only major audio product that the tech giant is working on. Google is also concentrating on audio and podcasts as its next major growth area. This is because there is a number of interaction that is taking place using voice and through the speakers. Google is also at the moment considering more ways to integrate the podcasts and Audio Seo directly into a user's search query. This will further allow the users to explore the audio content similar to the way a web link searches. It also plans on extending the AI algorithms for instant translation, scrubbing along with transcription features.

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