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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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YouTube Music update makes picking the perfect songs easier than ever

YouTube Music update makes picking the perfect songs easier than ever

YouTube Music is Google's music streaming champion now, and today it's getting a major upgrade that takes personalization to a whole new level. From seven brand new personalized playlists to a tabbed homescreen that gives quick access to activity-based recommendations, today's update makes getting to the music you want to hear easier than ever.

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YouTube Music adds new library sorting options on the web

YouTube Music adds new library sorting options on the web

Now that Google Play Music is officially buried in the graveyard, all of our music-related hopes and dreams rest in the hands of the YouTube Music team. Google's latest updates improved the Android Auto experience and added Apple Watch support. Now the desktop version of YouTube Music is getting some love in the form of library improvements that make sorting songs easier than ever.

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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 goes all in on YouTube Music as it kills Google Play music store

Google goes all in on YouTube Music as it kills Google Play music store

When Google started selling music back in 2011, it was a pretty big deal. A lot of changes have happened since then, many of them involving branding. Google Play Music is preparing to be shut down as YouTube Music takes over the reigns as Google's default music streaming platform. It looks like another major step in the transition has taken place today: the music store on Google Play is officially gone.

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YouTube Music reaches 500 million installs as it prepares to lay Google Play Music to rest

YouTube Music reaches 500 million installs as it prepares to lay Google Play Music to rest

The YouTube Music app has been around for about half a decade now. It started out as merely a new way to watch music videos on YouTube, but was relaunched in 2018 as a full-fledged music streaming service with the eventual goal of replacing Google Play Music. As that objective draws closer to becoming a reality, YouTube Music has officially joined the likes of Google Contacts (among others) in crossing the 500 million install count in the Play Store.

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The first signs of Google Play Music's impending shutdown have arrived

The first signs of Google Play Music's impending shutdown have arrived

The phasing out of Play Music has been in progress for a while, and the whole service is set to be discontinued this month. It doesn't come as much of a surprise, then, that Google has begun to transition the default music player on Assistant devices from Play Music to YouTube Music. This also means that most users are now getting ads in between their own songs.

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YouTube Music now lets you see which songs from an artist you've added to your library

YouTube Music now lets you see which songs from an artist you've added to your library

Now that Google has officially announced the date of Google Play Music's funeral, the pressure is on to get YouTube Music as close to feature parity as possible. The streaming service added a Recent Activity section and a very limited Android TV experience earlier this week. Now another oft-requested feature is showing up: the ability to navigate to an artist and see only the songs of theirs you've added to your personal library.

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[Update: Working again] Google Play Music is down for some, thinks 'too many devices' are linked to affected accounts

[Update: Working again] Google Play Music is down for some, thinks 'too many devices' are linked to affected accounts

We're currently getting tips reporting a bug that's causing Google Play Music to be unusable. "Too many devices used with music library" is the message users are getting, regardless of how many they actually have linked in their account.

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[Finally] Google Play Music now appears to be available in India

[Finally] Google Play Music now appears to be available in India

Five years - that's how long Indians have had to wait for Google Play Music to come to their country. However, it appears that the massive delay may finally be over. Several India-based AP readers have tipped us that Play Music is now showing up on their devices with songs available for purchase. This news comes just a day after Google's big announcement regarding the Indian market.

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