YouTube Music has rolled out a new feature called Smart Downloads that, as the name suggests, helps users listen to songs offline. This feature automatically downloads up to 500 songs based on your likes and history. You can listen to them even when you are not connected to the internet.
Apart from that, the user will be able to set a limit for the number of songs that can be downloaded using the new feature. The tracks will only be downloaded at night while the user’s device is connected to Wi-Fi. Earlier, the old feature used to download as many as 100 songs for playing offline but now, the user can download up to 500 songs for offline playback.
Currently, YouTube Music is rolling out the new update for Android devices only, however, it will soon release the new feature for iOS as well. The users of the app will be alerted by a notification when the feature would arrive. If you have not received the notification, you can manually download it by tapping on the Library tab and then going to the Downloads section on the app.
Then, you can hit the like button next to your favorite music track on the app. This will automatically put the track into the list of songs that the ‘Smart Downloads’ feature will download when the device is connected to the Wi-Fi at night. This new feature is only available for the subscribers of the YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium. The new rollout carries the Android version 3.19.54.
As we mentioned earlier, YouTube Music has only rolled out the feature to its Android app as of now.
The description of the Smart Downloads feature says “Every night when you’re on Wi-Fi, we’ll automatically download your favorite music so that you always have something to listen to.”
In a recent move, the video streaming platform rolled out a new feature that allows its users to control suggested videos. The new feature has been released for both Android as well as iOS devices. The new feature gives more control to the viewer to remove the recommended videos by the channels that they don’t want to watch. To use this feature, the user needs to tap the three-dot menu next to a video on the homepage or ‘Up Next’, and then select “Don’t recommend channel.” By doing this, the viewer will no longer see the recommended videos.
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