Although Google seem to be quiet on the relatively large issue surrounding YouTube Music and children under 13 that we reported on the other day they are continuing to improve it in other areas. Today they are reintroducing their playlist experience to users.
Although these aren’t exactly new, Google are reintroducing the ways users can use playlists on YouTube Music. The list of types of playlists they have been working on can be seen on the YouTube blog and include:
All you need to do is come up with the idea for the playlist and then YouTube Music will suggest relevant songs based on the playlist name, songs already in the playlist and your listening history. After you have exhausted their suggestions you just hit the refresh button and it will come up with more suggestions for you.
Collaborative is fairly self explanatory — it gives you the ability to create and share playlists with other YouTube Music users. Those you share to can then also share, sort, add to and edit the playlist.
Profile Page playlists
Explore users’ public playlists just by tapping on the playlist creator’s username on the playlist page and you will then be able to browse their public playlists and see what else takes your fancy.
Personalised mixes are those YouTube Music creates for you based on your listening history and include the Discover mix, the New Release mix, Your Mix, and Liked Songs mix.
Programmed mood and genre playlists
In the explore tab of YouTube Music you can see thousands of programmed playlists to match your mood. These mood mixes are pulled from the entire music catalogue and include specially branded genre playlists.
Google are continuing to improve YouTube Music and as you can see by this reintroduction today, it does have some great features but there are still a few critical features missing. We hope they are working on solutions to the missing features before it becomes the only Google music offering later this year.