YouTube getting assist for Android 13 media controls

Three Google apps already assist Android 13’s redesigned media controls, and the fourth needs to be YouTube over the approaching weeks.

Model 17.32.32 of YouTube for Android is presently in beta and targets API 33. Most individuals will discover the up to date participant when Casting movies, whereas it’s additionally essential for YouTube Premium subscribers that use background (audio-only) play. 

In comparison with YouTube Music, Google Podcasts, and even Chrome, the change is extra minimal for the principle YouTube app. There’s after all the rounded sq. pause/round play button, whereas the progress bar spans almost all the width of your display.

The opposite out there button is “subsequent” (although “again” seems when in a playlist) to the appropriate of the scrubber, whereas YouTube has eliminated the “x” for closing a notification or shortly ending a Forged session. That exact loss is considerably unlucky as swiping simply removes the notification somewhat than ending what’s enjoying. Lastly, given the extra distinguished play/pause button place, you see barely much less of the video title.

YouTube 17.32.32 with this modernized controls UI is presently in beta, however ought to arrive within the secure channel (presently 17.30.x) over the approaching weeks for all Android 13 customers. Main streaming apps like Spotify (or smaller ones like Pocket Casts) have but to be up to date, however there’s nonetheless time earlier than the patron launch on Pixel telephones.

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YouTube getting assist for Android 13 media controls

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