I have heard an absolute heap of unpleasantness about the rebranding of the Android Market today. Google Play is childish. It's unprofessional. It makes Google look less than serious about its content business. The logo is weird. The name is ambiguous - play what? It reminds people of Sony products. There are endless gripes and, let's face it, there always will be when a company rebrands a popular product. Tomorrow, countless analysts and "experts" will weigh in on whether the move was a good one, hawking over Google's stock price like a cardiograph readout. Some will say it was terrible - what was Google thinking abandoning the Android branding of their content hub? Others (you know, like me) will claim it foreshadows a breakout moment for Google into the content industry. Now, I'll admit I can be a bit of a Google fanboy at times. Watching Google unveil a new product is a bit like getting a peek into the Lockheed Skunk Works - you're seeing the culmination of a lot of debate, … [Read more...] about Editorial: Why Google Play Isn’t A Bad Name, And How It Represents A New Age For Google As A Company
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You might have heard about YouTube Music, Google’s latest effort at creating a music streaming service able to rival Spotify and Apple Music. Anyone with a Google account can search for and listen to music on new service through their web browser, just like regular YouTube. But there’s a flaw: Google don’t provide a YouTube Music app for the desktop, not on Windows, not on macOS and not on Linux — something that its bigger, badder, and far better-known competitors do. Never fear: where Google shirks, open source steps up. Google Play Music Desktop Player Google Play Music Desktop Player (herein referred to as ‘GPMDP’ because my fingers ache typing it out in full) is an unofficial desktop client for Google Play Music built using Electron (don’t groan). The app is both open source and wildly popular. It has been downloaded over over 3 million downloads since launching a few years back. GPMDP has had over 3 million … [Read more...] about YouTube Music Support Arrives in Google Play Music Desktop Player
An unofficial yet popular Google Play Music app for desktop has picked up YouTube Music support. Developer Samuel Attard made the update available on Monday — just weeks after YouTube Music made its official debut. The app makes it easier to enjoy Google’s streaming service without having to deal with the fiddly browser experience. A desktop app for Android Messages has also been made available. It’s great that you can enjoy YouTube Music almost anywhere. It’s important that you’re not restricted to certain devices when you’re coughing up $10 a month. But Google doesn’t offer a native desktop app, and using YouTube Music (or Play Music) in a web browser can be a pain. Who likes hunting for the right tab just to pause or skip tracks? Fortunately, there is a third-party solution that works wonderfully. Attard’s desktop client mirrors the web experience perfectly, and gives you greater control over playback. It also adds some features that … [Read more...] about Unofficial Play Music app for desktop picks up YouTube Music support
If you're a Mac or iPhone user but find yourself tied to Google's ecosystem, you might be curious about the company's streaming services, Google Play Music and YouTube Music. One of them is dedicated to storing, streaming, and selecting your perfect musical experience; the other compounds upon that with ad-free and offline YouTube streaming. What's new with YouTube Music? June 18, 2018: YouTube Premium and YouTube Music are rolling out to 17 countries Starting today, YouTube is officially rolling out its subscription services to 17 total countries, allowing more users to experience them than ever before. The YouTube Red service was previously only available in the US, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. However, with the birth of YouTube Premium and YouTube Music the company's subscription options are now expanding to following countries as well: Austria Canada Finland France Germany Ireland Italy Norway Russia Spain Sweden United Kingdom All this is making good on last … [Read more...] about Google Play Music and YouTube Music (formerly YouTube Red): Everything you need to know!
YouTube has finally revealed its grand plan for music streaming and it comes in the form of YouTube Music. This new music streaming service is set to launch 22 May, with the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea getting the platform first and other countries, including the UK, set to get it in the "coming weeks".But what exactly is the service? Well, it's YouTube's big music push, something that has been rumored for, well, years now and was recently said to be called YouTube Remix.According to Google, YouTube Music will be for those looking for music, not just to listen to but also watch, making use of YouTube's extensive music video collection. YouTube was made for video, not just music," explained Elias Roman, Product Manager, YouTube Music, in a blog post. "[We're] introducing YouTube Music, a new music streaming service made for music with the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalized than ever. The days of … [Read more...] about YouTube Music is official: packed with playlists, radio and music videos