Guidelines Visual content

Visual content

Imagery should only be used sparingly and selectively.

Visuals should be used to provide context but avoided when the purpose is entertainment. Only include thumbnails in lists when they clearly help the user make content decisions.


On the Now Playing screen, album/media art displayed in the background provides additional contextual cueing.


Showing a music video on the Now Playing screen would be overly distracting.

Prohibited content

Videos and animated images are not allowed. Advertising content is allowed via the sound channel with audio streaming. Text-based advertising is limited to the advertiser’s name or the product name. Graphical advertising is limited to the advertiser’s corporate logo.