Google Play Music could be dead by 2019, replaced by YouTube Remix

Google Play Music could be dead by 2019, replaced by YouTube Remix
Remember that rumor about YouTube Remix, an upcoming music streaming service that's supposed to challenge Apple Music and Spotify? Well, it looks like Google (which owns YouTube) has very big plans for the service. 

According to Droid-life and a "reliable source," YouTube Remix will replace Google Play Music by the end of 2018. At the moment, it's not clear exactly when the new service is launching, but it's said that Google Play Music users will have no choice than to move to YouTube Remix. 

Google has secured deals with major music labels for the launch of YouTube Remix. Of course, Google already had deals for Play Music, which currently includes a bit over 40 million songs. 

Reportedly, YouTube Remix will take advantage of YouTube's vaster catalog of music, while offering many (if not all) of the features available on Play Music, including smart playlist. The new service should be an upgrade over Google Play Music, but it remains to be seen if users will like it. 

It makes sense for Google not to want to provide two music streaming services at once, even if the upcoming one won't be Google-branded. We can only hope YouTube Remix will be better than Play Music (which is pretty good anyway), and the transition to the new service doesn't suck.
 
source: Droid-life

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9 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7212; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well it kind of makes sense, especially since you can listen to just music like all the other music players. However Google also has YouTube for videos. So it's the next evolutionary step to future proof YouTube and music combined into one. As a matter of fact it will have a leg up on all the other music players, because of the added videos.

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

This is bulls**t. The only reason i liked Google Music was because of YouTube Red bundle and more importantly the 50k song cloud storage. If this disappears, i'm just gonna go back to spotify

4. fyah_king unregistered

Wouldn't we get it free too, since it's replacing play music?

8. Fred3

Posts: 495; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

With the route Youtube is going we might not.

3. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

What's interesting is the YouTube brand has a strong presence. I don't stream so eh.

5. RevolutionA

Posts: 392; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Apple music anytime

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Hmmm if they convert Google Music to the new service, I will be ok with it. If nothing of the Google Music would be lost, I will be ok with it. If the price and family plan remains the same, I will be ok with it. If the great make "me a playlist" remains its effectiveness and won't downgrade to half-assed Apple Music quality, I will be ok with it. If not, the solution is simple Google Music family plan -> Tidal family plan. PS: They could offer a better sound quality option when they are building a new streaming service. 320kbps MP3 is ok, but an option to go lossless would be much appreciated.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, I just hope for those who currently use Google Play Music there's a smooth transition from one service to another. I've thus far liked nearly 2,000 songs on Google Play Music so I'd be upset if I lost my "liked" playlist, cause It's that one playlist that makes it worth the price for me.

9. Blazers

Posts: 733; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

As long as they keep my uploaded music in the transition.

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