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YouTube Music might let you search through Downloads soon

YouTube Music might let you search through Downloads soon

Google is doing everything it can to improve YouTube Music and bring it out of its predecessor's shadow, adding new features and tweaking existing ones. Now Google is testing a library tab to help you find the music you're looking for, but there's a limit to how useful it can be in its current guise.

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These are the best replacements for Play Music's upload library

These are the best replacements for Play Music's upload library

Google killed Play Music in October 2020, a service many people loved for one feature in particular: its online music file locker with uploaded songs that seamlessly integrated with Play Music's streaming catalog. You could also just add titles you own and listen to them without ever having to pay a dime. Luckily, there are a few alternatives that replicate some of Play Music's capabilities, including its successor YouTube Music.

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The forced switch to YouTube Music is leaving Sonos users in the cold

The forced switch to YouTube Music is leaving Sonos users in the cold

People who own Sonos speakers aren't having the best time dealing with the death of Google Play Music. YouTube Music, the app meant to replace it, has yet to adopt the seemingly basic ability to cast audio from mobile devices to robust thousand-dollar soundbars, much less achieve the promise of complete feature parity. As with many conflicts, there's no good reason for this chasm to exist and everyone to blame. But who should fix it?

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Google Play Music is now officially dead, dead, dead (Update: ... dead)

Google Play Music is now officially dead, dead, dead (Update: ... dead)

We've known for more than a year that Google Play Music's days were numbered. Its death had even been officially announced, but it's now really, really (really) real. Google sunset the GPM app on Android and the web at the end of October, providing the knock-out blow to what has been a rather short match — and now it looks like the funeral procession has finally finished its march.

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Google Play Music vs. YouTube Music: Everything you need to know

Google Play Music vs. YouTube Music: Everything you need to know

Google Play Music is on the way out and has already become inaccessible for many. A lot of people have probably long taken advantage of the migration tool and have started using YouTube Music. But there are still some key differences between the two services, and if you haven't made the switch, there are a few things to watch out for. In this article, we're going to dive into the key differences between the two services, large and small, and why they matter.

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You wanted to know more about Google's latest smartphones, and we have all the answers here

You wanted to know more about Google's latest smartphones, and we have all the answers here

Every weekend, we assemble the latest headlines, editorials, and exclusive content into the Android Police Newsletter and send it out to thousands of readers. If you're not one of those readers, you could be missing out on the most important stories of the week, as well as content you'll only find in the newsletter, like our Pixel 5 and 4a 5G Q&A. Here's all the important stuff featured in the Android Police Newsletter from October 18, 2020.

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YouTube Music proves Google cares more about Apple Watch than its own Wear OS platform

YouTube Music proves Google cares more about Apple Watch than its own Wear OS platform

Google has just announced the launch of a YouTube Music app for the Apple Watch. For folks keeping score at home, that means the streaming service all Google Music users are being forced to migrate to has debuted support for Apple's wearable platform before Google's own Wear OS. This makes the company's priorities pretty clear from where we're standing.

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Check out this third-party YouTube Music uploader for Windows

Check out this third-party YouTube Music uploader for Windows

Google Play Music is still superior to YouTube Music for people who just want to listen to their own uploaded songs, even if YouTube Music has been catching up a lot lately. But with the demise of the Google Play Music Manager ahead of the full shutdown, users are left without an automated solution for uploading their local library. That's where an open-source tool comes in: The unofficial YTMusicUploader replicates the Music Manager's capabilities and lets you choose a path on your Windows computer for automatic uploading to YTM.

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YouTube Music now lets free users download playlists containing uploaded songs

YouTube Music now lets free users download playlists containing uploaded songs

YouTube Music has been picking up features like crazy over the past few months. Google's latest music streaming effort has added support for asking Assistant to play personal playlists, viewing lyrics on the web, and even an improved Android TV experience. The latest change to the platform sees free users gaining the ability to download uploaded songs contained in playlists.

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Google Play Music no longer works with smart speakers and other Assistant devices

Google Play Music no longer works with smart speakers and other Assistant devices

Bit by bit, Google is stripping Play Music (GPM) away from the service's loyal users, gnawing at every feature and integration, and switching it over to YouTube Music. The latest victim is the Assistant integration which lets you play your music on Home, Nest, and third-party speakers and displays.

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