YouTube Music rolls out a Material You home screen widget on Android 12

Update 1 (10/05/2021 @ 12:01 PM ET): The new turntable widget is now rolling out for YouTube Music users. Click here for more information. The article, as published on September 13, 2021, is preserved below.

Google revealed its updated design language earlier this year, called Material You, with a greater emphasis on color than the current iteration of Material Design. It also focuses on customizable color palettes, allowing you to change the look and feel of compatible apps. Google has been slowly updating each of its apps to use Material You ahead of the full Android 12 release, including Gmail and Google Calendar, and YouTube Music is in line for a redesign.
YouTube Music currently has a single widget on Android, which shows album art, media controls, and like/dislike buttons. Google is now testing an updated design for that widget (H/T GooglePixels on Telegram), which has a series of circles instead of a simple row of buttons. In the new YouTube Music widget, the album art is d…

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