YouTube Music is currently the primary music streaming service from Google. The latest version of the app which is v3.39 finally brings homescreen widget which was missing in the previous version. Now onwards, users can easily play the music from the homescreen of their Android smartphone without even opening the app.
Google Play Music was the company’s primary music streaming service for years until YouTube Music came into existence. However, the former still exists which is still confusing even for Google’s standards, which tends to kill their services or products very often.
Talking about the new homescreen widget for YouTube Music, it looks similar to the Google Play Music homescreen widget except for some minor changes. By default, it comes with 4×1 size, which can be further changed as per your choice by dragging. Though both the widgets of Play Music and YoTube Music displays album art on the right side, the former can also display it in a larger view if the size of the widget is increased, which however is not possible on the latter and it merely fills up the empty space. Another difference between them is the placement of like and dislike buttons which are inverted. Last but not least, the YouTube Music widget follows colour theme according to the album art which is a nice little touch by Google.
To get the new YouTube homescreen widget on your Android smartphone, update the app to the latest version which is v3.39 from the Play Store.