Here’s one more Google app for the update Wednesday trend that continues basically every week, YouTube. Earlier we saw an update come to Google Play Music which really only added a couple new things, or rather one new thing and one updated thing, which were the widgets for the app and included the updates look to the regular 4 x 1 widget and a new 1 x 1 widget Die button for the “I’m Feeling Lucky Radio” features of the service. Of course there were the usual bug fixes and improvements as well. As for the update to YouTube, the updates(changes)seem to lie within the playlists portion of the application. Other updates came in the form of Hangouts, and Search, which is probably one of the most updated Google apps.
The changes to the playlists are pretty minor, at least in the scope of visuals. Everything looks the same so there’s no brand new design or anything like that. What we’re looking at here is the addition of a new button within playlists that allows users to add stuff to certain categories. The “like” button is now gone and has been replaced with the “add” button. Google has also introduced the use of Contextual menus within playlists, and there’s now a “view all” button in the sidebar menu under your playlists category, instead of the show more button that used to exist.
No major stuff as you can see, although the official changelog hasn’t been released by Google so there could be something that got missed and that we haven’t picked up on. As always and with all matter of updates to apps, the update will take some time to roll out to users over the air and you may or may not have already seen the update notification pop up in your status tray. If you have notification updates for apps turned off you can always check for the update to YouTube within the Play Store my apps section, or you could just download it and install it on your own by hitting the link here to grab the apk file. If you notice anything that’s different with the app after this installed update, feel free to let us know in the comments.