YouTube Music to support Android 12 media recommendations: Report

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YouTube Music has reportedly started rolling out support for Android 12’s media recommendations feature that displays recent albums and playlists, allowing users to start music playback directly. The new update will show users three recently played tracks in the compact map, while opening quick settings will show six songs, the report added. It is also said that the compact map is displayed when the smartphone has been locked. The notification card for YouTube Music also has an option to shuffle tracks and a shortcut for user’s offline mixtapes.

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According to a report from 9To5Google, YouTube recently started rolling out an update for YouTube Music with support for Android 12 media recommendations. With the new update, media recommendations would automatically start appearing after a user has connected an audio device via Bluetooth. , such as headphones or speakers.

The report adds that the YouTube Music app icon and name will appear in the upper left corner, along with three recently played tracks towards the right corner when the notification card is in compact form. On the other hand, opening the quick settings would show six recently played tracks. The compact card also appears on the smartphone’s lock screen, according to the report.

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Users can start playing the track in the background on the YouTube Music app with a single tap which will also show them the now playing controls, the report added. Reading recommendations are said to only appear for a few minutes and after that, users will have to swipe to access them again. These recommendations will apparently appear after the play controls and start playing a different track. According to the report, the notification card will also display a shuffle button and a shortcut to start a downloaded offline mixtape.

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Users can turn off recommendations for the YouTube Music notification card by going to Settings > Sound & vibration > Media > turn off Show media recommendations.

The new YouTube Music update is reportedly appearing more widely for Google’s streaming service than in the past and some Spotify users have already spotted it. The report assumes that the notification card will appear full height on Android 13.


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