YouTube Music gained adaptive icons for Android this May, but the implementation was broken by an update in recent weeks. Version 3.43 fixes these issues and introduces a dark settings theme.
Before this release, Android 10 Pixel owners who used a other than circle icon shape— “device default”— had a white teardrop, squircle, or rounded rectangle logo placed in it. This was an inelegant approach that reduced the branding of the app and minimized it.
Version 3.43 addresses the adaptive icons issue of YouTube Music Music today and also adjusts the implementation so that the edge-to-edge YouTube Music logo makes better use of the shape. It’s a minor change, but the visual detail is pleasant.
May 3.15 adaptive icons
November 3.42 adaptive icons
There is a darker look for settings in the meantime. The app has a gray background already, but this has not extended to preferences. This is not a dark theme in the strictest sense because when the Android 10 option is disabled, there is no light equivalent. Google removed the header “General” and pitched blue accents from dark green toggles. Otherwise, with a black background, it’s just white text.
With YouTube 3.43 rolling out widely through the Play Store, there are no other changes to this release.