Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community!
Sorry to hear that you're not happy with the new layout for tablet.
What we can suggest at the moment is to try double-tapping the Now playing view, which will in turn expand it, making it easier to navigate. You can also try rotating tablet if the screen allows it.
For anyone who would like to have an option to hide/expand the side bar we would suggest going ahead and creating an idea on the relevant idea board. We always take new ideas and feedback into consideration to improve the app. Here you can read more on how ideas work.
We also suggest checking this help article for useful tips on how to submit an idea. As a heads-up, it's good to know that the higher the number of votes an idea gets, the more likely it is for the idea to be implemented
Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any more questions.
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Ok, so it’s not just me. The menu bar used to be at the bottom of the screen. Please give us an option to change the location. The side bar takes away from viewing the home page in full screen mode. This is a screen shot from my iPad. Thank you.