Google recently upgraded its streaming audio app, YouTube Music – of course, the search giant has focused heavily on updating the app for videos, but finally, it has brought something interesting to the music app as well.
From now on, YouTube Music users (who have also recently gained a smart download mode ) can activate a feature called “Audio Mode” which, if enabled, will continue playing the playlist by just playing the audio and not playing the content.
In other words, it will be possible to turn a mixed playlist (audio and video) into audio-only, and the tracks will play seamlessly to ensure better user experience.
As usual, the feature is gradually being made available – as soon as it is available on your device, you will be able to check two tabs (Music and Video) at the top of the screen.
When you play the second, the video will start playing; going back to the first, the user only encounters a graphic art and the audio continues to be reproduced from where it had stopped.
Video playback continues in portrait mode by default, displaying playback controls below – by rotating the set to landscape mode, the video automatically goes full screen.
What’s more interesting is that for videos that have an introduction, the app makes sure to skip it, going straight to the audio when the option to play it is turned on.
It’s worth noting that such a feature is only available to YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium subscribers, both in the Android app and iOS.