Google Play Music and YouTube Red to be merged into a new streaming service

Google has just confirmed that two of its most popular streaming services will be merged to provide a single, more advanced experience. While this isn't the first time that we hear about a possible merger between Google Play Music and YouTube Red, it's the first time that an official confirmed the information.

Googler Lyor Cohen said during a panel session at the New Music Seminar conference in New York that his company has to merge these two services in order to educate customers and increase the number of subscribers.

According to Cohen, Google considers combining YouTube Red and Google Play Music services of utmost importance, and provide consumers with one offering. For the time being, Google is in the process of evaluating how these two services can be combined to provide customers with a better experience than ever before.

It remains to be seen when the merger will happen, but one thing is clear: it will not affect customers who use either of the two services.

source: The Verge


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