It looks like each Android launch tweaks how notifications are dealt with indirectly. In at this time’s second Android Q beta launch, Google has added a progress bar to music notifications.

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When you absolutely broaden a media notification on Android Q beta 2, you’ll be greeted with a brand new progress bar for the presently taking part in observe. This exhibits how lengthy that media is in addition to your present spot within the observe. It really works with all media, together with each music and video, as long as it helps a typical Android media notification format.

In our fast testing, we have been in a position to get this working with each Spotify and YouTube with out a hitch. Spotify labored each with audio taking part in regionally on the gadget in addition to a linked supply akin to a Google Residence speaker.

Sadly, this isn’t a full progress scrubber, a minimum of on all apps. There’s no option to modify your placement within the observe from the notification past the everyday Subsequent/Earlier buttons. That’s a disgrace, however this addition remains to be greater than welcome. It does appear, although, that the scrubber performance works with some apps. We have been in a position to observe it with YouTube Music, as seen beneath.

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