YouTube Music adds new feature to better compete with Apple Music and Spotify

YouTube Music adds new feature to better compete with Apple Music and Spotify
Great news for YouTube Music fans who love listening to the latest music, as the music service is getting an update that adds an important new feature. The newly added “Released” playlist of the hottest 50 songs is something that Apple Music and Spotify have offered for quite a while now.

Spotted by 9to5google, the information was confirmed by YouTube Music, so if you visit the Released link, you find a list of “the hottest 50 songs this week, served up fresh to you every Friday.”

If you open YouTube Music, you'll notice the Released playlist is highlighted in the Home feed, which makes it easier to access. Of course, you can continue to use playlists for the top 100 songs and music videos from YouTube Charts if 50 of the hottest songs are not enough for you.

And, just like Apple Music and Spotify, the list is refreshed every Friday, so you'll have access to new songs every week. You can even add the playlist to your library and download it for offline playback if you don't have time.

YouTube Music's Released playlist is a little nifty feature directly aimed at audiophiles who want to be up to date with the latest trends in the music industry. But it's also meant to bring the service on the same level as the competition.

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1 Comment

1. MRGreen315

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 27, 2019

So basically, if all you listen to is the most popular music then this is a great feature. For everyone else nothing else has changed at all. For me, this just makes the app even more useless. The one thing YTM has going over it, is that it actually works and isn't slow as molasses compared to Spotify.

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