Samsung has released a new update for the Samsung Music app that is designed to take advantage of the large foldable screens on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold lineup and its tablets. Version 16.2.26 of the app introduces a multi-column view that gives you quick access to your list of tracks on the ‘now playing’ screen by putting them on the left side of the screen.
Earlier, the now playing screen would take up the entire display. Samsung is basically enabling the Music app to take better advantage of the big screens on its foldables and tablets (we assume it will do so for more of its apps in the near future). However, it would be great if one could browse albums, playlists and more on the left side of the screen in multi-column view – at this time you can only see queued tracks.
In addition to multi-column view, the latest Samsung Music update makes the sleep timer feature less jarring. Now, when you set a sleep timer to automatically stop playing music at a particular time, the music that’s playing will fade out instead of stopping abruptly.
The update also adds a storage permission prompt when you try to export or import playlist backup files on devices running Android 11 and later and changes the background color of the mini player. It’s available now for download from the Galaxy Store and also from our APK archives.