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YouTube Music is preparing to copy one of Spotify's best features

YouTube Music is preparing to copy one of Spotify's best features

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, it looks like the company plans to offer a similar feature for users this year, along with a selection of new playlists celebrating the most popular songs of 2020.

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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 on Android Auto now supports uploaded song playback for free users

YouTube Music on Android Auto now supports uploaded song playback for free users

After years of good times and good tunes, Google Play Music is officially dead. YouTube Music is the new home for Google's streaming aspirations, but it still has a ways to go before reaching feature parity with the departed GPM. Thankfully, the YouTube Music experience on Android Auto is getting a few new upgrades that help to bridge the gap — including more functionality for free users.

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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 adds new features on TVs, including easy access to uploaded songs

YouTube Music adds new features on TVs, including easy access to uploaded songs

YouTube Music added support for Android TV earlier this summer, but we weren't very impressed. As the approaching death date for Google Play Music draws closer, YouTube Music will soon replace GPM on TVs. Google is taking this opportunity to introduce new improvements to the YTM experience on TVs, including the ability to play uploaded music and get recommendations right from the homescreen.

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YouTube Music gets a tabbed homescreen to match your current mood and activity

YouTube Music gets a tabbed homescreen to match your current mood and activity

Google Play Music is on the way out (the desktop Music Manager has just been discontinued), and it looks like the company is polishing up YouTube Music as much as it can ahead of the full shutdown. Just a few days ago, Spotify-like personalized mixes popped up for a few people, and now some topical top tabs have appeared that sure seem inspired by the regular YouTube app. A few personalized mixes have also resurfaced in these tabs.

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YouTube Music tests seven Spotify-like daily playlist mixes

YouTube Music tests seven Spotify-like daily playlist mixes

YouTube Music has been picking up the pace lately in adopting some well-liked features of the outgoing Google Play Music. In addition to all the inherited stuff, the streaming app has also been getting a whole bunch of new features to make the experience more personalized and engaging for its users. In line with that, YouTube Music is now adding a new My Mix section that offers several playlists tuned according to your music taste — but they aren't live for everyone yet.

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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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