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
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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!
For well over a decade, the music industry has been trying to figure out the Internet and they have failed more often than they have succeeded. Declining music sales and the rise of free sources like YouTube and Pandora have left a once proud industry in a state of perpetual anarchy. Half of it is trying to adhere to old paradigms like asking for $20 for fully digital albums while others are trying more unconventional methods. The happy medium for now seems to be music streaming. It brings money back into music and gives people quick, unlimited access to the songs they enjoy. For right now, the juggernauts in on-demand music streaming are Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music. Of course, new challengers are encroaching all the time, and so the status quo likely won’t stay that way for long! In the meantime, let’s take a look at which one is the best in this Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music comparison. Go to the cloud full time with these awesome cloud … [Read more...] about Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music
With all the talk about streaming music this week, I thought it'd be a fine time to dive deeper into Google's own Play Music service and seek out some of its not-so-obvious advanced features. Sure, all your music-playing basics are plainly present when you open up the app -- but like most Google products, Play Music has more to offer than what's on the surface. You just have to know where to find it. Ready to start discovering? 1. Stream audio from YouTube Music It's all too easy to overlook, but any Google Play Music subscription comes with access to a separate app that lets you listen to a massive library of live and rare recordings. It's called YouTube Music, and it puts YouTube's entire music catalog into an audio-friendly setup. Its existence as a separate app is a bit awkward -- and as I noted earlier this week, it really ought to coexist with Google Play Music in a more unified and coherent manner -- but regardless of its current implementation, it's still a noteworthy … [Read more...] about 7 handy hidden features for Google Play Music