YouTube Music iPad app has finally had a major update
The YouTube Music iPad app has finally undergone a significant update, just two years after the improvements were first implemented across Android devices. A new version of the app that just arrived on the App Store makes some much-needed adjustments to the Now Playing section, as noted by 9to5Google(opens in a new tab). The UI redesign mainly enhances cover art presentation, with images no longer filling the entire screen thanks to a new border. It is now possible to share what is playing, download it for offline listening, or add the track to a playlist by tapping the artwork.
The playback controls are now neatly tucked in behind the cover image, and the thumbs-up/down has been moved to the right of the song title and artist. However, not all of it is good news. The Up Next queue may now be accessed by swiping up or down. However, for some reason, unlike on the Android versions of the program, you can’t swipe left or right to change tracks. Users of the service on Apple’s tablet will welcome the upgrades, even if it’s unclear why it took so long for them to appear in the iPadOS version of the app after the iPhone app underwent a makeover more than a year ago.
Google’s treatment of its iOS and iPadOS apps in recent years has bordered on neglectful, from the agonizing wait for picture-in-picture to arrive on its Apple versions of YouTube to the corporation’s informing customers that its own apps were out of date and constituted a security problem. The iPad YouTube Music users who were left wondering if the platform had been fully abandoned have been the most ignored of all.