Recommendations for music on YouTube Enter current Android quick settings

Recommendations for music on YouTube Enter current Android quick settings

Tech Highlights:

  • YouTube Music recommendations are appearing consistently after connecting headphones on Android 12 devices. Some Spotify users are even reporting seeing them, so they’re not limited to just Google’s ecosystem. The design of the recommendations notification appears similar to the ‘Listen Again’ shelf from Google Assistant. These YouTube Music recommendations should no longer appear as a quick setting on your device. If you want to re-enable them at any time, you’ll need to toggle the feature on again.

  • Now, YouTube Music recommendations may be found in the quick settings of Android 12. This is how the feature functions. The recommendations show up when a user connects an audio device, such as headphones or a Bluetooth speaker, as first noticed by 9to5Google. Three recently listened-to songs, albums, or playlists are displayed along with the YouTube Music symbol. The new function aims to make YouTube Music comparable to Android gadgets, particularly Google’s Pixel line. A key win for Spotify is the fact that Samsung has already partnered with Spotify for its default music streaming service. In the Android-only ecosystem, Samsung holds a market share of about 24 percent.

Google is having to rethink the way it deals with speaker connections after a legal dispute with Sonos. Sonos sued Google over patent infringement, alleging the giant stole its patent multi-room speaker tech for its own Chromecast devices. To comply with an ITC ruling, Google has already made changes to its smart speakers. Users must adjust speaker volume individually now instead of by group. Users also lost the ability to change volume by using the phone’s physical volume button. Casting functions were also affected on non-Google smart devices with Chromecast built-in, such as those by Lenovo and JBL.

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