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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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Google is now pushing its subscription services on its hardware store

Google is now pushing its subscription services on its hardware store

Google is an advertising business first and foremost, though over the last few years, the company has introduced many paid services: YouTube Premium, Google One, Fi, and Stadia Pro come to mind, among many others. There's never been a central hub where you could find Google's subscription offers, but that's now a thing of the past: You can see all of the company's paid services in one place on the Google Store.

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YouTube Music swaps album list layout for a more glanceable grid in latest UI tweak

YouTube Music swaps album list layout for a more glanceable grid in latest UI tweak

It's been a big year for YouTube Music. The platform picked up plenty of new features and became Google's sole music streaming service when Google Play Music started shutting down a few months back. Now a couple more tweaks have been spotted in testing, including one that switches an artist's album view section from a list to a grid layout.

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YouTube Music starts showing animated video thumbnails as you scroll (APK Download)

YouTube Music starts showing animated video thumbnails as you scroll (APK Download)

Media and content companies really like previewing content as you scroll through their catalogs. Someone must've decided that this was more immersive and interactive at one point and now every app does it, from Netflix to YouTube, the Play Store, your Google Discover, and more. The feature is spreading to YouTube Music, but at least it only affects video thumbnails, not regular album art. And you can turn it off, obviously.

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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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YouTube Music's personalized 'Year in Review' playlists are rolling out now

YouTube Music's personalized 'Year in Review' playlists are rolling out now

One of the coolest things Spotify gives to long-time users is Wrapped, a deep dive of the music they listened to throughout the year. Now that Google is concentrating its efforts on improving YouTube Music, the company is offering its users a similar — though much more basic — feature, along with a selection of new playlists celebrating the most popular songs of 2020.

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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 finds a fun new way to ruin music videos with an infinite pool of cover versions

YouTube finds a fun new way to ruin music videos with an infinite pool of cover versions

Music streaming services are cooking up some kitschy personalized ways to enjoy your favorite pop hits over and over again. Spotify has been infusing AI into some web experiences featuring artists like The Weeknd. Now, YouTube Music is experimenting with doing a bit of the same, this time featuring covers of Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy."

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YouTube Music adds 'Quick picks' carousel for easy access to song radios

YouTube Music adds 'Quick picks' carousel for easy access to song radios

The latest addition to the YouTube music main screen is a carousel called 'Quick picks.' On first glance, it shows a bunch of songs you've likely listened to previously, but playing them actually starts a radio playlist full of similar sounds, so it's a great way to quickly start listening to a certain style of music without having to think too much.

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