YouTube Music looks completely different from how it looked just a year ago because the company is always pushing new visual updates to the app. Just last month, it brought several visual changes. Now, according to a new report, the Now Playing screen in YouTube Music is getting a new gradient look to it.
Right now, when you’re using YouTube Music, you’ll see a solid color background that resembles the color of the album art. It gives the UI a little bit of flair and keeps things fresh. It does the same thing with the color for the widget.
But, YouTube Music is going to change that with the new gradient look
The interface looks nice as is, but the company is now testing a new look that might make it look better. Looking at the screenshot below, we see a gradient where the top of the interface is a lighter shade of the color that gradually gets darker. The color gets pretty dark pretty quickly, but you’re still able to get a good feel for the color aesthetic of the background.
Another thing you’ll notice about the interface is the bottom bar. This houses the Up Next, Lyrics, and Related buttons. Currently, that bar has a different shade of color compared to the rest of the background. In the screenshot, we see that it completely blends into the background. So, the text of the buttons will float in the interface.
Right now, we don’t know when YouTube is going to launch this feature to the public. We weren’t able to see the change just yet at Android Headlines. So, it’s either being tested among a limited audience or just now rolled out widely yet.
If you want to make sure that you can see it, be sure that your app is fully updated. Go to the Play Store and find the YouTube Music app (or you can access the Play Store through the App Info screen). Update the app if the option is there.