Google promises YouTube Music updates every two weeks, here is what to expect

Google promises YouTube Music updates every two weeks, here is what to expect
Two weeks ago Google announced a set of new features that will be made available to YouTube Music users, which signaled the fact that the search giant is focusing on bringing its music streaming service on par with the competition.

To make it even more clear that it's worth using YouTube Music these days, Google recently confirmed plans to release important updates once every two weeks. Besides having to compete with Spotify, Apple Music, and other music streaming service, YouTube Music is also supposed to replace Google Play Music at some point.

Google was kind enough to offer even more information as to what YouTube Music users should expect in the near future. One of the most requested features, SD card support is rolling out as of right now, something that was available on Google Play Music for quite some time.

Also, a new option to set the audio quality when streaming and downloading music will be added too. Although this particular new feature is not yet available, Google said that it will be rolled out in the next few weeks.

Last but not least, the layout of the YouTube Music app will be refreshed, as Google plans to reorganize how albums, songs, and playlists are arranged by adding a few more options that allow filtering by alphabetical order and genre.

The one thing that Google is sure to not be focusing on is exclusives. The company said that it doesn't believe they are good for the industry or consumers.

source: Engadget

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4 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

They shouldn't have released YouTube Music in its unfinished state as it is now. What's the big rush pushing this service so quickly when regular YouTube is still generating plenty of ad revenue than YouTube Music ever will.

2. Stangpwrd

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 01, 2018

Yes its unfinished, yet it still has more music than any other streaming services and I'm pretty sure you know that

4. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

Correct question for any music service is not "how much music does it have". It is "does it have the music I am looking for". And for me the answer is Yes for any service: Play Music, Apple Music, Spotify. And I don't care if Youtube Music has 3m or 5m more songs that I will never listen to if I don't like its UI.

5. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Unfinished but functional. That has been the montra of the tech industry for decades. Release a product good enough for production use and polish it as it goes on. People like it when products they invested in gets updated regularly. I'm glad they are taking this approach because it allows google to test features while having a stable product on the other side. Eventually, they will murge to be awesome!

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