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.
Black Friday might be over until next year, but that doesn't mean the gifts are already gone. Google is still giving out a generous 3-month free trial to YouTube Premium for eligible members to celebrate the rest of Cyber Week.
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.
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.
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.