This is what Google Play Music will look like with Material design

This is what Google Play Music will look like with Material design
Although Google has been rolling out Material design updates to various apps, there are still plenty of Google apps that won't be getting the new UI overhaul until the Android 5.0 update has officially dropped. And, while that hasn't happened, many of the Google apps have leaked, meaning we now get to see what Google Play Music will look like with the new design.

The leaked version of Google Play Music is 5.6.1640, and it features Material design changes through most, but not quite all of the app. If you've seen the Material design updates that have rolled out to the Play Store and Play Newsstand, you'll notice the themes that run through Google's new design language, like the new menu icon in the top left that changes to a back arrow when necessary, the new typography and smaller icons in the hamburger menu, and the subtle shadows that give depth and context to items. 

We're definitely enjoying the new look that has been coming to Google products across Android and the web, and we can't wait to get the whole package all sorted out. It should also be very interesting to see as third party developers update more for Material as well. 

source: Droid Life



1. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

thats hot !


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i honestly can't tell the difference unless they mean the google play music icon...i've been familiar with this ui for some time

15. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

It does look the same. Exact same layout but there are very subtle differences in the design. It's definitely more flat than before.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Looks great. Part of me regrets ditching Android right before 5.0 but change is always good.

23. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

You ditched Android? Which os do you use now?

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iOS 8.1. 6 Plus.

29. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Nice, how was the transition?

30. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

The transition should have been smooth and easy, one does not need to bend himself in the transition to ios except his phone maybe. Just a lame joke guys but I felt I should do it :D a question for you root android too iOS or regular android?

4. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

really disappointing... it's almost the same i expected a huge makeover like the one we saw at the keynote in June

21. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Right…what happened to the overhaul?

5. BesnikRrustemi

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

6. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

I believe this is newer

14. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It looks like PA is showing an earlier version of Play Music.

7. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Finally, I was pretty curious. Google Play Music is probably the app I use the most and one of my favorites, I'm glad to see how great it will look after the update.

8. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I always disable Google Play Music. I wish Android still had a great standalone music player. I don't want to be connected. I don't want to have to click 4 buttons to get to my music.

9. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014


10. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nice change. The icon looks simple and really nice.

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2187; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It's an improvement, but still lacks the look of iOS.

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Why would you want Android to look like iOS? You want more war from iFanboys? All these material design are inspired by Windows Phone anyways.

13. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Nah. Material design is about depth, layers, animations and trying to get a consistent look throughout the OS.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well maybe he wants a better look

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You just got back from a vacation, which ironically backfired on you, and here you are spreading the gospel of everything deriving from WP. Smh.

24. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

ikr. WP fanboys are very deluded. They think the world revolves around their tiles. They say how android and iOS are a copy of WP while the real irony is WP being a touch screen only based device itself shows how WP copied android/iOS after the infamous words of Steve Ballmer when he ridiculed iPhone for not having keyboard.

18. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Who listens to a crappy Chris Brown music?

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Breezy fans. Some of his songs are okay. Most are total garbage.

22. NexusIsFriend

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I like most of Google's apps and products but I feel like Google Play Music and Movies aren't up to par compared to the others. I don't know what it is but they seem lacking.

25. summergoth

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Question for me is will they finally have it so you can download individual songs, as opposed to having to download the entire album or having to add a song to a playlist, then download the playlist to have the one song? Other than that, I'm liking the look, though I was hoping for something closer in looks to the generic preview they gave back at I/O.

26. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I don't know what you're talking about. I've been buying/downloading single songs from google play forever now

28. summergoth

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I mean like with music being uploaded to the cloud. I've never been able to download an individual song. It always makes me download the entire album. I've got no problem purchasing songs (mainly because I rarely do [shh, don't tell anyone..])

31. ilayron8

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Actually you can, but It's a little tricky. Create a playlist with the name "Downloaded" (for example) and add to that playlist everything you want to download. Then just tap on the pin icon to keep the entire playlist on your device and that's it. :D

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