30 September 2019
YouTube Music is one of the many music streaming apps available out there but it differs from all in one interesting way. It is the support for audio songs as well as music videos within the same app. And now, YouTube has made it easier than ever for users to switch between the two ways of consuming music.
YouTube has introduced a new YouTube Music app feature that enables seamless switching between audio and video songs. It means now while switching between the two formats, the song will continue to play from the same point. It has been done to eliminate the situation where switching means listening to the same song from the beginning. It resulted in music listening experience getting ruined and users had to manually jump to the particular spot.
With this new feature, you will see two new labels called Song and Video on top of the currently playing UI. Tapping on any of the labels will start playing the song in that particular format. Since it is said to be a seamless switching, the song will continue to play from the same point when you chose to switch. It should be noted that in actual usage, there is a slight pause during the switching process but it is still better than restarting the whole song.
YouTube said that their team has time-matched over 5 million songs with their respective official videos to make this feature work. It will also help users to keep enjoying music as it also removes "other sounds that go with the music video — like those long introductions". For those who are not interested in music videos at all, the feature can be disabled by visiting Settings and turning on the Don't play music videos option.
The feature is available for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium subscribers. It can be used on Android as well as iOS app of the service and around the globe.
- YouTube Music | Android | Google Play Store, Free
- YouTube Music | iOS | iTunes App Store, Free