Google has rolled out two major improvements to YouTube Music ahead of Play Music's shutdown later this month. This includes the ability to cast your own uploaded music to Cast-enabled devices.
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Google Play Music will begin to be shuttered in September in a few countries before it will finally shut down for all users by December. Users will have the option to transfer to YouTube Music.
As the company prepares to shut down Google Play Music, users can now transfer their entire library to YouTube Music to make the move easier. Podcasts can also be transferred to Google Podcasts.
YouTube Music is slowly rolling out the ability for users to upload local music to their account. The upload feature is currently live only for users on the web. The sync happens across platforms.
Google has rolled out the ability to upload one's music library in an internal build of YouTube Music. The feature will make it easier for Google Play Music users to transition YouTube Music.
Google has announced that new Android 10 and Android 9 devices will ship YouTube Music out of the box. The move brings Google one step closer to retiring its older Google Play Music service.
Reportedly, starting from April 30 Google is shutting down the Artist Hub on Google Play. It is also believed that Google did this because it plans to replace Google Play Music with YouTube Music.
Spotify is reportedly planning to enter the Indian music streaming market sometime in the first quarter of next year. The company will offer extended free trials to lure customers into subscribing.
Music and movie streaming services have descended upon the South African market, with Spotify becoming the latest to enter the market currently dominated by Google, Apple, and Deezer.
A new court ruling means that songwriters will now be entitled to 15% of music revenue via streaming services, this is up from 10%. The decision could hurt Spotify as it already loses money.
Google has added a new tool to its music streaming service. Called New Release Radio, it seeks to promote discovery of new music by recommending "singles and album releases from the past two weeks".
In order to entice more people to its service, Google has added an additional month to its existing trial for its Play Music service. New subscribers can now get four months of free music streaming,
Google Play Music will be the default music player on all future Samsung devices, starting with the Galaxy S8 and S8+. It will also integrate with Samsung's brand-new Bixby personal assistant.
Google is planning to introduce a refreshing overhaul to the Play Music app. The upcoming update introduces an intuitive algorithm that suggests relevant music based on your interests, and activity.
After months of promises, Google is finally rolling out support for podcasts in Google Play Music. The feature will be free and will begin rolling out today to Android and the web client.
Songs from The Beatles - one of the biggest acts in music history - will finally be available around the world from midnight on December 24, through nine major music streaming services.
Groove has been gradually improving since its launch in August - but from its UI and feature set to the range of music that it offers, we're eager to hear where you think improvements are needed most.
Google has acknowledged an issue in which tracks downloaded to a microSD card from its Play Music service have been disappearing after a handset reboot, and promises that a fix is on the way.
Just as Apple prepares to launch its music streaming service next week, Google has unveiled an ad-supported, free radio option for Play Music users in the US with plans to expand overseas.
Google released an update for their iOS Google Play Music app earlier today, finally adding support for the iPad. The application allows you to store your music, download, stream and more.
Google is offering customers who purchase a Nexus 6 before the end of the year six months of free Google Play Music All Access, assuming you haven't previously subscribed or trialed it in the past.