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Google posts guide to fix overlapping YouTube and Play Music subscriptions

It's been a volatile time for Google's streaming services. YouTube Red was rebranded as YouTube Premium in May and YouTube Music Premium was launched, which lacked some features found on Google Play Music. The product team held an AMA to calm some of the anger behind it all. Amid the confusion, it’s possible users might have subscribed to memberships with the same services. To help customers sort out their subscription mess and save some money, Google posted a YouTube Help document detailing the various feature sets and steps to take for remedying duplicate music accounts.

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YouTube Music Premium gains audio quality controls, product team holds AMA [APK Download]

In February, we posted a teardown that revealed audio quality controls for YouTube Music Premium much like those in Google Play Music. The settings remained inaccessible, however, until an app update on Friday, Sept. 21st. YouTube Music Premium users can now set the quality for audio downloads for both wifi and mobile data. These controls mirror the options available in Play Music, which have been available for nearly two years.

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[Free Alert] Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, the Pretty Little Liars soundtrack, and more albums are gratis on Google Play Music

If you've been looking for some more music to add to your library, Google Play Music is once again offering free albums. Chances are that not all will be to your tastes, but we've got a wide variety to choose from this time around.

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Google Home playback issues with Play Music purchases have apparently been fixed

Slightly over a year ago, an update was pushed to the Google Home that allowed users to play purchased tunes from Play Music. Issues with the feature cropped up almost immediately, and Google engineers have been going back and forth with users since. At long last, the company says it has finally fixed all playback issues.

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[Freebie Alert] 9 more albums have dropped to free on Google Play Music

The free albums keep on coming on Google Play Music. First, there were twelve ICON albums geared toward country music, then a mix of nine pop and country records, and today we have nine more titles that have dropped to the nice price of free. The majority seems to be rock, alternative, or metal, but there's a bit of pop and country too — something for everyone.

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[Freebie Alert] Grab these 5 gratis Google Play Music albums in the US (Updated)

There was a time, many months ago, when Google Play Music frequently dropped the price of a few albums to free. Then it stopped and we thought it would never happen again. But just this past week, we've seen the free deals return on twelve albums. Only "ICON" records were discounted, but today brings us a freebie deal on five non-ICON albums. Perhaps it's Google Play Music's last hurrah before YouTube Music takes over for good, perhaps it has nothing to do with Play Music and the labels are the ones discounting these albums. Regardless of the reason, now's the time to get some free music that should carry over to your YouTube Music account.

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Two unofficial desktop apps for YouTube Music and Android Messages

An unofficial yet popular Google Play Music app for desktop has picked up YouTube Music support. Developer Samuel Attard updated the app Monday — just weeks after YouTube Music officially debuted. The app makes it easier to enjoy Google’s streaming service without having to deal with the fiddly browser experience.

Separately, a desktop app for Android Messages has also been launched.

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YouTube Music is testing a new player UI and queue functionality

As Google prepares to sunset Play Music in favor of a new subscription model for YouTube Music, some changes to the app are being made to bring it in line with its competitors. A new fullscreen player UI is rolling out, along with a queue feature similar to Play Music that lets you line up subsequent songs and change the order at will.

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Update Notes for Android Auto, Photos, Tasks, Play Music, Maps, and more (April 30, 2018)

Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and images. However, there are usually a few updates that land somewhere in between. I don't want to spam readers with dozens of short posts, but I hate to ignore things that people might want to know about, so I'm going to wrap up the leftovers for a little weekend reading and call it Update Notes.

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YouTube 'Remix' reportedly set to replace Google Play Music

Earlier this year we learned about rumors for the upcoming release of a music streaming service named YouTube 'Remix.' According to a recent report by Droid Life, the new platform is going to take over for Google Play Music. YouTube Remix was initially pegged to land sometime this March—the absorption of Play Music was also indicated in an APK teardown in February—but until now there hasn't been much information or confirmation on the subject.

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