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After testing earlier this year, YouTube Music for Android is widely rolling out a sheet-based Cast menu redesign.

Previously, tapping the button would open a “Cast to a device” box at the center of your screen. You then get another UI with full cover art once a session is initiated.

This new Cast UI slides up a sheet, which isn’t edge-to-edge, with rounded corners. There’s a “Suggested” section up top, while “Other devices” appear below. Once something is “Playing,” you get a much smaller preview. The selected device appears next with a volume slider, while you now continue to see a list of available devices near you.

There is no longer a “Stop Casting” button. Curiously, the replacement is tapping “This phone” with playback continuing — if it’s not paused — on your mobile device as the Casted session ends. In one regard, it makes for a more seamless experience. However, stopping playback entirely is now a two-stage process, though you could use the Google Home app.

The play/pause button has also been removed so you have to leverage Now Playing or system media…


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