YouTube Music is getting a minor tweak that adds a touch of color to the otherwise dark home screen background. This doesn’t change functionality in any way but is a neat visual upgrade to the music streaming service. Now, there are new colors on the YouTube Music home screen.
The changes came to the notice of Reddit user u/Lower-Biscotti, and it seems to have reached more devices. Some users even claim to have seen this visual change on the iPhone version of the app. But not everybody is seeing this addition right away, so it’s safe to assume that it’s a phased rollout.
Since the revelation hasn’t come directly from YouTube, we’re unsure when it would reflect on all versions of YouTube Music. In any case, a majority of YouTube Music customers are likely to welcome this visual addition.
The new colors on the YouTube Music home screen appear randomly and aren’t customizable
Interestingly, there’s no fixed pattern for the colors. They change when the user closes and reopens the app and sometimes after refreshing the home feed. One of the screenshots shared by Android Police shows that the color stretches all the way up to the status bar until the horizontal row of musicians on the home screen. The colors fade into black towards the bottom of the screen, which is a nice touch too.
Users can’t change or control the colors, and it appears to be random. By comparison, the Spotify home screen offers a different shade depending on the time of the day. Hopefully, Google or YouTube has more to say about this minor yet significant addition to its music app.
YouTube Music customers are witnessing a multitude of changes over the past few weeks. It recently added a grid design to the app’s ‘Listen Again’ shelf. A separate update brought minor changes to the ‘Explore’ page on the streaming app.
With over 50 million songs to choose from, YouTube Music has a significant advantage in the industry. However, it still lags behind Spotify in terms of paid subscribers. Much like rival apps, there’s a free ad-supported version of YouTube Music available as well. Paid tiers also cost pretty much the same as its industry rivals – $5/month for students, $10/month for others, and $15 for a family of up to 5 users.