If YouTube Music is going to completely restore Google Play Music, it will require managing most of the functions that users take for granted. And now, domestic playback is amongst them. After an initial launch for some consumers, Android app for YouTube Music now shows support for locally-amassed songs for most (if not unavoidably all) consumers in a “Device Files” segment. You may not have to be concerned about missing out on a difficult-to-find tune only because you need one application to manage both your streaming and local collections of music.
There are restrictions, at least in the present version. You cannot include local tracks to queues or playlists that have songs from YouTube Music, and you cannot cast local songs to another place. Not shockingly, the playback controls also eliminate YouTube-specific functions such as the unlike and like options. If those are not ice-breakers, although, you now have a method to embrace current dream of Google for music without quite so many negotiations.
On a related note, beginning this week, YouTube Music is providing an ad-supported, free experience on Google Assistant-powered speakers and Google Home speakers. Just got to account settings >> services >> music. Here, you need set YouTube Music as the default service for music. Then it is just a matter of saying “Hey Google, play music” and you are done. On the other hand, the ad-based experience for YouTube Music will not allow you to request particular albums, songs, or playlist. Rather, you can tell it a style or genre or mood of songs you are searching for and your device will play a station on the basis of that request.
As earlier, subscribers of YouTube Music Premium can ask for particular artists, songs, and playlists on demand. Hence, this offers Google something to vie with Pandora and Spotify’s free service on smart speakers.