YouTube Is Testing Adding a Splash of Color to Your History and Playlist Tabs on Google TV





YouTube is testing out a colorful new design for the playlist and watch history sections of its app for Google and Android TVs.

“We are rolling out a new layout to the Library on TVs for all YouTube users. This is part of our modernization efforts announced earlier this year,” a YouTube spokesperson confirmed to Cord Cutters News.

Some users have noticed a new top row that displays shortcuts in various colors for History, Watch Later, Playlists, Music, and Movies and TV. If you click one of the new shortcut buttons, that category will open in full screen. Underneath the new row — which is housed on the Library tab — it looks like users can scroll through the horizontal categories like normal.

So far, 9to5Google said it’s seeing the new design on Shield TV and Chromecast with Google.

Last year, Google-owned video sharing app announced plans for a redesign and has been trying out a number of new things this year to provide a more streamlined app experience.

This test is the latest tweaks YouTube has made to its Library tab. In October, the platform experimented with renaming its Library page to “You.” In August, YouTube confirmed it was trialing a smaller, less visible “Skip Ads” button and rounded edges on the main video player.

Other tests have included a redesigned “Now Playing” interface for Android and iOS with a comments section as well as updates to YouTube TV’s Library and DVR features.

Have you spotted the redesign in your YouTube TV app? Let us know in the comments.

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