YouTube for Android updated with Material You home screen widgets

Following iOS last month, YouTube for Android currently offers homescreen widgets that give fast access to search and core parts of the application.

The first capability accessible is having the option to rapidly “Search YouTube.” Tapping the text field opens the YouTube application to the search UI with the keyboard already open. There’s likewise a voice shortcut at the option to perform queries that way.

Quick Actions: The fastest way to search and browse YouTube
Search: The fastest way to search YouTube

In the event that you simply want that functionality, use the “Search” widget. There’s too “Quick Actions” with precisely the same search field, as well as one-touch access to the Home, Shorts, Subscriptions, and Library tabs/feeds. The latter disappears assuming you contract the widget to 3×2.

These widgets follow Android’s Material You design language and take advantage of Dynamic Color. In that capacity, the theme relies upon your current wallpaper and homescreen placement.

We’re seeing these YouTube for Android widgets carried out with version 17.43.36. It follows a more extensive redesign for the application that is carrying out with a darker theme, rounded corners, and different updates to the video player.