YouTube Music Enhances Casting Interface on Android and iOS

YouTube Music is stepping up its game. It’s becoming a real challenger to Spotify, thanks to some nifty interface tweaks and quality-of-life improvements. The latest update? It’s all about making the casting interface smoother on both Android and iOS. But, here’s the kicker: it’s still in the oven, not quite ready for the big time, according to 9to5Google.

Ever noticed how casting options usually pop up smack dab in the middle of your screen? Well, YouTube Music is shaking things up. They’re testing a new layout that slides up from the bottom, as spotted by a keen Redditor named u/notjhoan. This new design could let you see more casting options at once. Neat, huh?

Oh, and there’s this tiny hiccup. The volume slider’s been moved to a more logical spot, but, um, someone forgot to include a way to stop casting. Oops.

Now, let’s talk about what’s missing. Yep, the ‘stop casting’ button. It’s MIA. As one Reddit user put it, you’re kinda forced to reroute the cast back to your own device. Annoying, right? But hey, it’s still a work in progress. Fingers crossed it gets sorted out before the big rollout.

This whole redesign thing? It’s bringing the Android and iOS experiences closer together. iOS folks have had a similar setup for a while, minus some of the bells and whistles Android users are getting.

Google‘s not stopping with just the looks. They’re making it easier to switch between yelling commands at your Nest device and tapping away on your phone. Starting something with your voice and then taking over on the app? Smooth. It’s all about making your life easier.

While YouTube Music might not have all the fancy features of Spotify Connect just yet, Google’s clearly on a mission. They’re all about closing that gap and giving us a music streaming experience that’s both smart and seamless.

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