YouTube Music widely rolls out the ability to play personal playlists via Assistant voice commands
YouTube Music is a music streaming service developed by YouTube, a subsidiary of Google; it provides a tailored interface for the service-oriented towards music streaming, allowing users to browse through songs and music videos on YouTube based on genres, playlists, and recommendations. The service will eventually supplant Google Play Music as Google’s main brand for music streaming and purchase.
According to the media reports, YouTube Music a couple of months ago was spotted testing the ability to play personal playlists via Assistant voice commands. Well, the recent reports from various media have shown that the feature is rolling out more widely. In addition, it was also known that users can now cast uploaded songs without paying a premium price.
This means that your personal playlists in YouTube Music can now be started with a quick request to Google Assistant.
The availability of music includes many of the releases from mainstream artists and extends to any video categorized as music on the YouTube service. YouTube Music will initially operate in parallel with Google Play Music, but the latter is scheduled to shut down entirely by December 2020. Product manager Elias Roman stated in 2018 that they aimed to reach feature parity with Google Play Music before migrating users to it.
In September 2019, YouTube Music replaced Google Play Music in the core Google mobile services bundle distributed on new Android devices. In May 2020, an update was released to allow imports from Google Play Music, including purchased music, playlists, cloud libraries, and recommendations.
The service still contains regressions over Google Play Music, including no online music store functionality (cannot purchase songs), and a YouTube Music Premium subscription is required in order to cast cloud library speakers to Google Home smart speakers. Google stated that they planned to address this and other “gaps” in features between the services before Play Music is shut down.
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