YouTube Music Stories October Abner Li. During Q3 earnings , Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai announced 30 million, ad-free paying members and another million for the cord-cutting service. Depending on your usage habits, the close integration between YouTube and YouTube Music is either a blessing or a curse. Google is now working on a YouTube Music setting to separate liked videos. Damien Wilde. As we careen toward the inevitable death of Google Play Music proper, features are crashing toward YouTube Music in an attempt to make it a viable alternative. The latest is the ability to sort playlists, songs, and albums alphabetically on the desktop or browser version of YouTube Music.
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Pocket-lint - YouTube Music was announced in , so is a relatively new music streaming service from Google that only focuses on all things music across the video streaming platform. With YouTube Music, you can listen to official songs, albums, playlists, artist radios, remixes and live versions of songs. It is a free-to-use service if you don't mind listening to adverts every few songs, available through a mobile app or web player. A YouTube Music Premium tier is also available to remove the adverts, give you background listening on your mobile device so you can exit the app and continue listening and to let you download songs for offline playback.
'It was tough'
Google Play Music failed to attract as many subscribers as rivals such as Spotify and Apple Music, despite being pre-installed as the default music app on millions of Android phones. YouTube Music will offer more than 60 million songs to stream, but will not have a download store to buy music. The messaging was very confused," said Joseph Evans, head of tech at Enders Analysis. Google Music was launched in It let users store their existing music collection in the cloud, and buy more songs to download.