It’s unclear why Google Play Music subscribers in the U.S., Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, and Mexico won’t immediately get access to YouTube Music Premium, but those in other countries will. In the original blog post Google Play Music for Android announcing the changes to YouTube Music, Google claimed that “If you use Google Play Music, nothing will change,” but recently, the company has changed its story.
- As Amadeo points out, the Google Home and Google Music transition is different from any product cancelation or change Google has made before, in ways the company may not fully appreciate.
- Google is definitely shutting down Google Play Music in 2020 with YouTube Music as its successor.
- Rather than overhaul the way that upsell is managed Google has decided to merge it with the YouTube Music app.
- Fast-forward some number of years later, and I figured it was time to give YTM another shot, especially considering that the plan is still to phase Play Music for YTM sometime in 2020.
When she’s not writing help and how-to’s, she’s off dreaming about Disney and singing show tunes. You might have a lot of time on your hands all of a sudden, and want to watch the best shows available on Netflix. And of course, YouTube Music lacked the stability and polish of Play Music, having shiny new colors for the player but having way too many bugs for a re-launch of an app that had been around for three years.
Free Up More Time For The Family
A paid subscription to Google Play Music unlocks the ability to listen to songs from Google Play’s library on demand and ad-free. Create and share playlists up to 1,000 songs each, discover new music through recommendations based on your listening habits and skip songs as you like. Google Play is a digital store for apps and content on the Android mobile operating system.
SoundCloud is a surprisingly decent option for a YouTube Music replacement. It has the traditional streaming service stuff if you want it for $9.99 per month. However, SoundCloud also has a huge collection of music from independent, small, and underground artists. In fact, it’s the only streaming service that comes close to YouTube’s massive selection. The app itself works fine and you can find all kinds of weird stuff there, including royalty-free music and podcasts. You can listen to some content with the free version, but if you want the popular stuff, you have to pay for it.
Select Google Play Music As A Destination
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