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Switching from Spotify to YouTube Music: Is Google's app mature enough?

I've been using Spotify for as far as I can remember, and decided to subscribe to Premium in 2014. I've been able to cast music to my speakers, download it offline, and find the songs I wanted with no complaints. Due to the quarantine, I've been watching more YouTube content, and ads started getting on my nerves. It got me wondering if replacing my Spotify Premium subscription with a YouTube Premium one was worth it, considering it would give me access to both unlimited music streaming, as well as an ad-free YouTube viewing experience.

After using Google's service for a few weeks, I wanted to share my experience, given that each service has its pros and cons.

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Spotify lets you edit your profile from the mobile app

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services, and with good reason. It has the best algorithms for guessing what new music you'll like from its vast catalog. Another great feature that Spotify has to offer is its social integration. If you want, your friends will be able to see what you're listening to so that they can check it out. Until now, you've only been able to change your profile picture and username on the website, but as of this week, you can edit your profile from the mobile app too.

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Hands-on with YouTube Music's new upload feature: This ain't it, chief

YouTube Music has finally gained a Google Play Music feature that many people have been asking for: music uploads. However, it isn't a 1:1 port of GPM's workflow. There are some substantial differences between the two platforms, and the experience on YouTube Music feels unfinished at the moment. With GPM's inevitable sunset in mind, Google wants to offer an automated solution that lets you migrate your Play Music uploads over to YT Music at a later time, but if you consider making the switch right now (and are okay with re-uploading), there are some things you should keep in mind.

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Spotify may be testing Daily Sports curated music-and-podcast playlist

Spotify may be testing or rolling out a new daily playlist which will feature tracks from your favorite artists and genres in addition to sports podcasts. If Daily Sports spreads across to more users, it will join the streaming service's growing list of daily music-and-podcast playlists curated to its users.

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Resso is a new music streaming app from the makers of TikTok, arriving now in India

Indian music streamers are spoiled with choice, with close to a dozen global and home-grown players scrambling for their attention. That’s in a market where only a fraction of the user base likes paying for their music—the precise reason why Spotify introduced a more robust free tier in India. Eyeing the untapped market segment, Resso has become the latest app to join the list following a brief beta run. The new service comes from China-based ByteDance, whose TikTok app recently rose to immense popularity in the south Asian country.

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Pandora's new interactive audio ads will have you yelling at your phone to shut up and play music

Everyone loves to have intrusive audio ads break up their playlists, which is why you're going to be thrilled with what Pandora's got up its record sleeve. The music streaming service is testing out a new interactive ad format. Instead of playing randomly without knowing if the user is paying attention or not, ads would prompt listeners to respond with simple "yes" or "no" voice commands.

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Google Play Music's desktop uploader 'Music Manager' is down for many users (Update: Working again)

Despite the launch of YouTube's streaming service, many music fans remain attached to Google Play Music because of one feature: the option to upload up to 50,000 songs from your own collection and listen to them on any device. Over the past days, however, several users have complained about their inability to do just that because the desktop app needed to upload songs, Music Manager, isn't connecting to Google Play.

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YouTube Music finally gets gapless playback through server-side rollout (Update: Wider availability)

If you regularly use YouTube Music to experience songs, either through just the audio or with the accompanying music video, you might have lamented on its inability to properly playback songs with seamless transitions. That sucks if you're trying to sink into a full, continuous LP like Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." But some users are now reporting that the app is starting to do so in what appears to be a server-side feature rollout.

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Spotify celebrates your past decade of music with Wrapped 2019

Spotify celebrates each year by publishing with Wrapped, a playlist that focuses on your most listened to or liked songs of the past months, with some sprinkled information on top. This year, Spotify is not only raising a wine glass to 2019, but also to the entire '10s.

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(Update: Now on Alexa and Bose devices) Sonos speakers now support Spotify Free accounts

 

Two years after hitting Google Home, Spotify Free joins a list of over 100 streaming services already available through Sonos. Sonos and Spotify have rolled out an update today that enables you to access Spotify Free through your Sonos devices, so you can spice up your office holiday party straight from your desk at no extra cost.

You can stream Spotify's entire catalog on shuffle by launching the streaming service through the Sonos app or directly from Spotify.

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