YouTube is preparing to launch a renewed music streaming service that will combine Google Play Music and its own music offerings. It is unclear how the current iteration of YouTube Music will be integrated into the new service, but Reddit user c2fifield has published images of a redesigned version of the YouTube Music application, which YouTube has confirmed as real for The Verge
" We are always working to improve YouTube Music and make sure it is the best possible experience for users, we are happy that users enjoy the update of the player page, "said a YouTube spokesperson in a statement.
The new design has a more traditional "play" window for audio only mode, and you can now easily rearrange the queue, as you can see below.
The real question is how this application will play on the new YouTube music service, and whether that service will remain within YouTube Music or operate as an independent product under a new name. We may find out sooner when Google I / O starts next week.