Android Q blurs the lock screen while playing media


March, 2019

Pixel | Android | Beta

Android Q blurs the album art on the lock screen while playing media like videos from YouTube or music from YouTube Music.

In Android Pie the lock screen would feature a fullscreen album cover when playing media and it somehow made the music feel more immersive. Google is building further on this idea with Android Q by blurring the album cover on the lock screen. This is what it looks like:

Blurred album art on the lock screen.Screenshot: Android Q

I honestly prefer this a bunch over the old lock screen in Android Pie. I find the blur to go much better with the notification instead of the notification disappearing into the background. This is a very welcome change and I am a huge fan. Let me know what you think down below!

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