Google’s latest venture at a Music Streaming App, YouTube Music, has just crossed 500 million downloads. YouTube Music was not very well received when it came out, with most users favoring Google’s old Music App – Google Play Music. But Google is discontinuing Play Music soon, and YouTube Music is the intended replacement app. Replacing such a widely loved application was obviously a very tough task, and reaching 500 million downloads on Google Play Store is a big achievement for YouTube Music, even after the service is being aggressively promoted by Google. Read More
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YouTube is a primary source of all kinds of entertainment for all users, with only a fraction of users creating content through the mobile app. Google wants to encourage users to create more content, and for that they have made changes to the layout of the home page of the mobile app, emphasizing the “create” button. Read More
From the last few months, YouTube has been channeling Google Play Music audiences to YouTube Music, in order to allow them to shift their music libraries, personal taste selections and playlists to YouTube Music. This is because Google’s music and podcast streaming service and online music locker or Google Play Music is closing for all users in October and will be replaced by YouTube Music.
“We’re announcing two important updates. First, YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music by December 2020. Users will have the opportunity to transfer their music libraries from Google Play Music to YouTube Music in that timeframe. Second, in the coming months, Google Play Music users will no longer be able to stream from or use the Google Play Music app. Additionally, we are making changes to the Google Play store and Music Manager,” YouTube communicated in a blog post. Read More
The AI-powered SmartReply feature by Google is supported by Gmail, Android Messaging App and Play Developer Console to suggest responses, now Google is bringing the feature to YouTube creators. The updated feature anounced by Google today will help YouTube video creators to quickly and easily interact with their audience. For creators, with a huge following, managing their core audience comments can be cumbersome. This is exactly where SmartReply aims to help. The feature is being launched for YouTube Studio that helps creators manage their page. Google recently announced the Smart Fill feature for Google Sheets and Smart Compose for Spanish speaking Google Docs users, that is built on the similar machine learning technology. Read More
YouTube Music has launched various new attributes as of late to pull in the volume of Play Music users. A little change to the Android application refreshes the status bar symbol to match the application’s logo. For a long time now, the YouTube Music logo in notifications and Android’s status bar has varied from the homescreen symbol: the YouTube play icon is encircled by a thick ring to inspire a CD as well as vinyl record. The real icon as observed on the PWA and favicon is a hover with a triangle pattern encompassed by the ring. Read More
The ultimate soul food for humans is Music and when it amounts up to Google Music its double the fun! Google Play Music has been closed somewhere by Google and the clients are being moved to YouTube Music which is another of Google’s Music applications. Anyhow, if you were a Google Play Music lover, you must be looking for an alternative.
Google has announced a new position in its company, “creator liaison” for communication between YouTube and the video creators. The most surprising thing about this post is that a former YouTuber, Matt Koval has been appointed as the creator liaison. Read More
YouTube always keep updating the platform with certain changes and improvements whether they are basic or something actually useful. The company is now testing the addition of a channel preview panel over the comment section which opens up when you click on the profile photo of the user who has commented on a video. Read More
People use the Youtube App on Android to watch all kinds of videos whether it is movie trailer, music, educational content and others. And with the availability of Chromecast, it makes the viewing experience even easier on a TV. The company has now updated the Android App with new features for casting that includes a remote control and voice controls. Read More
YouTube Music has added three new personalised playlists for listeners which includes – the Discover mix similar to Spotify’s Discover Weekly, Your Mix and New Release Mix. Seems like YouTube wants to take on Spotify, Apple Music and other music streaming services and keep the competition very fierce. Read More