Audio apps Main consumption view

Main consumption view

The main consumption view is displayed when media has been selected.

Included in this view are:

  • Album or media art
  • Title (and optional subtitle)
  • A media control card

Main consumption view for Google Play Music (night mode)

Primary action card Expand and collapse content An arrow that points down when collapsed and points up when expanded.

All media apps display typical media controls – such as Play/Pause, Previous, and Next – in an easily targeted action card that can include up to 8 actions.

Apps with more than 5 actions should provide access to the secondary action card by making the far right button an overflow button.

Primary action card

Primary action card with more than 5 actions

Action button locations

To ensure consistent usage across media services, actions must appear in the following order (from left to right) on the primary media card: Playlist/Queue, Previous, Play/Pause, and Next, with an optional function in the rightmost position.

If your service doesn’t use Previous or Next buttons, you can put other buttons in their positions.

Position

Button

Far left

Playlist/Queue

Left of center

Previous

Center

Play/Pause

Right of center

Next

Far right

Optional function

Secondary action card Expand and collapse content An arrow that points down when collapsed and points up when expanded.

The secondary action card features up to 4 additional actions, such as thumbs up/down. The far right button is reserved for the driver to return to the primary action card.

Secondary action card

Secondary action card