YouTube Music is testing out a sleek, but buggy new ‘Add to Playlist’ UI

YouTube Music is one of many music streaming services available for iPhone and Android users. It had a rocky start and is one of the music streaming services that gets overlooked. Apple Music and Spotify are two other streaming services that have grown in popularity in recent years.

YouTube Music subscribers pay a plan of $9.99 per month to listen to music with an ad-free experience. YouTube revamped YouTube Music to stay competitive by adding new features, integrating custom playlists for users, and more.

A post on Reddit recently revealed that YouTube Music is work on an “Add to Reading List” UI with the aim of improving the user experience (UX). Below, we’ll explore this user interface, what it looks like, why it’s buggy, and what it could mean for YouTube Music users in the future.

New YouTube Music “Add to Playlist” UI

Image: KnowTechie via Reddit

Although YouTube Music’s latest “Add to Playlist” feature looks a lot like the existing Add to Playlist UI, it does. have significant improvements that benefit the user.

First, the new user interface covers the entire screen of the device. The original UI was basically a card floating above the main interface. Users now have access to more information about their playlists and songs.

In the old Add to Playlist UI, playlists were displayed in a simple list view. The new UI now displays recent playlists in a slider carousel with artwork of the songs, making it easier for users to decide which playlist they want to add the song to.

old youtube music add to playlist ui
Image: KnowTechie via Android Police

Additionally, the “All Playlists” section of the YouTube Music app lists all the playlists that the user owns with album art. Overall, the new UI is easier to use than the original one. The design had no artwork and was oversimplified.

Users can also see the number of songs included in the playlist with the new UI. Finally, the “New Playlist” button is smaller and considered a Floating Action Button (FAB).

Possible bugs with the new feature

Based on recent reports, it seems that the new “Add to Reading List” UI has only been spotted by two users. It’s not yet widely available, and apparently early adopters have encountered bugs along the way.

A Redditor claims the new UI did not allow them to scroll down on their device and check out their list of playlists.

It will take time for YouTube Music to fix these bugs and other UI issues. It should also be noted that up to 95% of annual product launches fail, mainly due to poor market segmentation.

So it’s possible that YouTube Music didn’t fix all the issues before implementing this new UI or the finished and bug-free UI won’t be launched for all users. Either way, it’s clear that the streaming service is doing its best to improve the user’s listening experience.

Again, to remain competitive with the biggestbetter performing streaming platforms, YouTube Music will need to offer unique selling points to entice people to migrate to its service.

Expect changes to the YouTube Music app

The YouTube Music tweak is a nice addition, but it doesn’t change the app’s functionality too much.

The new UI is still rolling out and not widely available, but users should expect to see this aesthetic change soon. Keep an eye out for more YouTube Music changes in the future.

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