A minor replace to YouTube TV for Android at present sees Google change the app identify to “YT TV.” Moreover, the Android/Google TV app icon has additionally been ever so barely tweaked.
Replace 12/2: Model 4.48.2 is extensively rolling out through the Play Retailer at present and reverts the homescreen identify again to the total “YouTube TV.” It’s not clear why Google dropped “YT TV” after practically two months. As such, the drawer place has switched again and YT Music is again to being the final app.
Unique 10/5: Model 4.40 for Android (telephones and tablets) sees the app identify change from “YouTube TV” to “YT TV.” This modification is mirrored on homescreens and app launchers, however not on the app data web page or Play Retailer itemizing.
The abbreviation matches “YT Music,” and sees “YT TV” transfer to the proper of the audio streaming software. For most individuals, YouTube TV is now the final merchandise of their alphabetically organized app drawer, although this would possibly pose some challenges when looking out relying in your machine’s launcher.
Based mostly in your set font dimension, “YouTube TV” may need been truncated to “YouTube …” earlier than. In the present day’s change implies that that is not the case for many — if not all — customers. This new model continues to be rolling out via the Play Store.
In the meantime, on the Android TV/Google TV entrance, one other replace sees the YouTube TV app card change. It was beforehand the purple YouTube play button adopted by “TV” in opposition to a white background. That is additionally how in-app branding seems.
It’s now the icon and “YouTube TV” behind a black card, with each stretching edge-to-edge. The background change distinguishes it from YouTube and the YouTube Music shortcut. One profit is that it stands aside within the app carousel, although Chromecast with Google TV customers all the time have entry to it within the new “Dwell” tab.
There’s now additionally a purple tint/glow when chosen. This modification needs to be extensively rolled out at present.
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