The YouTube Music Smart Download Icon Gets A 'Sparkling' Change

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App developers are constantly changing little bits and pieces of their software’s UI to keep things fresh. YouTube Music is no different, as, according to 9To5Google, it just changed the icon for its Smart download feature.

Sometimes, it’s the small things that make a difference (but, a lot of the time, they really don’t). YouTube Music has a Smart downloads feature that will automatically download music onto your device. It uses the music you usually listen to as a guide to know what to download.

If that sounds like a big waste of data and storage, don’t worry. YouTube Music will only download the tracks if you toggle the feature on. Go to the settings and tap on the “Library & Downloads” section. Towards the bottom, you’ll see the Smart downloads feature and the option to turn it on and off. Also, the app will inform you about the feature when you sign up for YouTube Music.


But what about the Smart downloads icon change?

Well, if you’ve used the Smart downloads feature, you should be used to seeing a lightning bolt icon to mark the playlist. Now it’s different; instead of a lightning bolt, the feature is now represented by a couple of sparkles. We’re not sure if this change was to bring more attention to the feature, but it doesn’t look half bad.

In Other YouTube News: YouTube Services Now Need To Use Google Play Billing

When you buy something in an app on the Google Play Store, you’re most likely using Google’s billing services. This way, only Google has your card information. However, there are some apps that have their own billing services, which isn’t a tragedy, but it’s not as safe.

YouTube has been adding the Google Billing service to its products since January, and now, YouTube Music, YouTube Premium, and YouTube TV have Google billing. You can now manage those services through the Google Play Store.