From now onwards your new Android smartphones will come with a pre-installed YouTube Music app instead of Google Play Music. The Music Fans will now be able to access YouTube Music that will come pre-installed on all new devices launching with Android 10 and Android 9, including the Pixel series. YouTube Music is a music streaming service app by Google just like Google Play Music.
YouTube Music competes with other music streaming apps such as Spotify, Gaana, Wynk, JioSaavn and more. The Mountain View, California-based company Google announced via official YouTube blog that from now onwards the users will be able to access their favorite music via YouTube Music app instead of Google Play Music. The Blog Post also said, “Once you’ve started your new device, just look for the YouTube Music icon and start listening! And if you don’t have Android 10 yet, don’t stress—simply visit the Play Store to get the app.”
YouTube Music would be the default music player on the newly launched Android 10 and Android 9 devices. However, the company has now revealed which upcoming smartphones will have the app pre-installed but the blog post talks about the Pixel Series.
However, Google Play Music listeners with new Android 10 devices can go on with Google Play Music by downloading it from the Play Store and logging in to their accounts.
In addition to YouTube Music, Android 10 brings new features like suggested actions in Smart Reply, improved Digital Wellbeing tools, Dark theme, and much more.
There are two versions of YouTube Music a paid one that is ad-free, and a free one that comes with advertisements. Opting for the paid service also allows the users to download music offline. The paid service starts at Rs 99 per month. The service offers albums, playlists, originals, artist radio and its own collection of remixes, live performances and music videos.
The YouTube Music Premium subscribers get the option to toggle music and videos also without any pause. The users listening to a song can tap on the ‘Video‘button to watch a video. And then again can switch back listening to music by tapping the ‘Song’ button again.
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