YouTube Music’s Home Screen Just Got More Interactive





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YouTube Music has launched a carousel for its Samples preview window. Now, users can find quick glimpses of new music on the home screen, as well as new notifications.

YouTube Music, which along with YouTube Premium has exceeded 100 million subscribers, already has several notification settings and has added a few more since its launch. According to 9to5 Google, the app now suggests “New release for you” and “For your next boost: Check out your personalized Energy Mixes.” These join other notification options, such as music recommendations, playlist update notifications, podcast recommendations, product updates, and recaps.

The app now hosts a Samples carousel on the home screen. Users can scroll through ten selections. Choosing one will send you to the Samples tab, and from there, you can add it to playlists, listen to the entire song, and find information about the artist. 

YouTube launched the Samples tab on August 15, as a musical “appetizer” of its YouTube Music collection. It’s a personalizable music discovery tool in the YouTube Music app that offers users a feed of short-form videos about 15 seconds long. Members can use it to discover new music. 

Clips include a sneak peek into the artist, music video, and vibe of the song. Users can swipe through songs to find ones they like, add them to their collection, make a playlist, tune into radio stations based on the track, watch the full music video, visit the album page, or use the song to create their own Shorts video. They can also share their finds with friends. It also serves as another outlet for artists to expand their reach and cultivate their fandom. 

YouTube Music debuted in October 2015. A premium membership costs $10.99 a month after a 30-day free trial and hosts more than 100 million songs from a wide range of artists, including videos and live performances. Users can also upload their own music to house their entire collection in one app. Members can find music through suggestions based on their listening preferences or listen to playlists that cater to different moods.

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