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YouTube Music adds toggle to seamlessly switch between music videos and music during playback

It was inevitable that Google's music streaming service would be video-focused once placed in the hands of YouTube, but plenty of folks interested in music have zero interest in watching the associated video. Thankfully for them, The YouTube Music app now lets you seamlessly switch between music videos and plain 'ol music with a single toggle, and you can even disable videos entirely by default.

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YouTube Premium and Music launch in 13 new countries, now available in more than 60

It's been a bit over a year since YouTube Premium and Music Premium first launched. Since then, the music streaming service and ad-free YouTube subscription have expanded to more and more countries, from South America to Asia and Europe. This May, 7 European nations were added and now 13 more are joining them.

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[Update: It's live] YouTube Music will download up to 500 liked songs for offline playback automatically

Google's move from Play Music to YouTube Music is still unresolved — especially since the final transition of libraries and uploaded content between the two still hasn't happened — but the latter is picking up a new feature to help with offline playback. "Smart Downloads," as it's called, will pull down up to 500 songs that you've "liked" via that button, intelligently selecting and downloading them over Wi-Fi for later enjoyment.

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Google brings YouTube Premium and Music to a bunch of new European nations

Little by little, Google's been making YouTube Premium and YouTube Music available to more and more users. Sometimes that means making the services available on new devices, or offering discounts to lower the barrier to entry. But a lot of the time, it's just about rolling them out to new countries. So far this year we've seen expansion into India, South Africa, and Latin America, and today that trend continues with a push further into Europe.

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YouTube Music adds local in-app audio playback with new 'Device Files' tab

YouTube Music has been groomed as a replacement for Play Music ever since Google rebranded its YouTube services last year, though we haven't seen much movement in that regard. About a month ago, YouTube Music gained the ability to act as a media player for local files, though only through other apps like file managers. Now, in-app local playback is being rolled out, paving the way for Play Music's deprecation.

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Limited ad-supported YouTube Music now free on Google Home

The Google Home and other Assistant-powered smart speakers already work with several major streaming services, including Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, and Deezer. Unlike Play Music, Spotify, and Pandora, YouTube didn't work at all if you didn't have a premium subscription until now.

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YouTube Music can now act as a media player for files stored on your phone

Google has been pitching YouTube Music as an eventual replacement for Google Play Music since the company refocused what it was for last year, but it's still missing plenty of features. You still can't access your Google Play Music uploads from YouTube Music, and there's no easy way to import playlists or libraries between the two services. However, YouTube Music has just picked up the ability to play locally stored audio files — though, sadly, only via external means like file managers. In-app local media playback is still absent.

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YouTube Premium and Music now available in South Africa and many Latin American countries

Just a few hours ago, Google announced that YouTube Premium and YouTube Music had made their way to India. Oddly enough, it neglected to mention the 13 other countries both services just debuted in. Of these 13, 12 are in Central and South America, with the odd duck out being South Africa.

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YouTube Music and Premium launch in India, starting at ₹99 ($1.42 USD) per month

Google has a unique position with YouTube Music, since YouTube itself is home to countless music-related videos. Indian users can now join in on the fun, with both YouTube Music and Premium officially launching in the country.

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YouTube Music comes to Google Home in many more countries (Europe, Japan, Canada)

As the story goes, Google isn't particularly good at making its own services and apps work together. Take YouTube Music for example. It took months for the streaming service to be available on Android Auto and as an alarm provider in the Clock app, and it still isn't integrated in Google Maps the way Spotify and Play Music are. But things are ever-so-slowly improving. You can (now) pick YouTube Music to be your music provider on Google Assistant and Home speakers in many, many more countries.

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