YouTube Music hides the “dislike” button in a big visual refresh
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(Pocket-lint) – YouTube Music has started rolling out a refreshed UI that moves some buttons around, including hiding the “dislike” button in a menu.
The move, which comes on the heels of YouTube’s removal of the “dislike” button on its video streaming service, means music lovers now have to hit a menu button before they can express their dislike for a song. But this is not the only change that has been made, other buttons have been moved everywhere.
At the very top of the screen, users can now see where a song is playing from, such as a radio station or playlist. There’s also a new Cast button next to it, which makes it easier and faster for users to cast their tunes to a compatible speaker or TV.
The addition of the new “playing from” text meant that the Song and Video toggle had to be moved lower, while the size of the artwork was also increased, albeit slightly in our eyes. Other screen elements have simply been moved up slightly to take up space.
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The main playback controls have remained unchanged for the most part, although the Play/Pause button now has a white background to make it stand out a bit more.
If you don’t see the new look yet, stay put. The change appears to be a server-side change, so you won’t need an app update for it to take effect. It will magically appear, so keep your eyes peeled the next time you launch your YouTube Music app.
Written by Oliver Haslam.