YouTube Music Testing New Filter Options for Up Next in Radio Playlists: Report


YouTube Music is said to have started testing new filters for Up Next songs in the mobile app’s radio queue. As this new feature is currently under testing, it is only visible to a limited number of users. The new filters appear to appear in the radio-generated playlist and will allow users to choose what plays next. YouTube Music already allows users to create playlists based on individual songs. It also allows you to listen to the list of songs available on a particular radio station.

The new filters for the “Up Next” queue were reported on Reddit by a user named “hanubeki”, as spotted by 9to5Google. The filters are said to appear when users are actively playing from a list of radio-generated songs on the app. Users will find these filters that they can click to customize what plays next. These filters provide recommendations to users and show what they are most familiar with with the new “All”, “Familiar”, “Recommend” and “Automated” options on the Music app, according to the report.

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YouTube Music appears with a series of filters in the Up Next . queue
Image source: Reddit / hanubeki

The Reddit user who first reported this feature suggests that the filters in the YouTube Music app vary by song, and only appear in the radio-generated song queue.

As mentioned earlier, this updated YouTube Music app is currently in the testing phase and appears to be limited to only a few users. Gadgets 360 was unable to independently verify the availability of the reported filters at the time this article was submitted.

Google has been actively trying to improve the user experience by adding new features to the YouTube Music app through updates over the past few months. In January of this year, YouTube Music started showing a “Recommended Radios” tab in the mobile app with 10 radio stations with a cover photo in radio waveforms in the background along with a photo of the artist or album art and the YouTube Music logo.

Moreover, YouTube Music also improved its radio algorithm to show more artists and added features like Family OS and Wear OS Shuffle, back in April.


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