YouTube Music Stories May 11

Last week, YouTube Music began widely rolling out local “device files” playback on Android. The app’s next change is a new adaptive icon that drops the white background for a full edge-to-edge design.

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YouTube Music Stories May 8

Compared to YouTube TV, YouTube Music hasn’t found critical acclaim or relative market success. A new report today reveals that YouTube Music has 15 million subscribers a year after launch.

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YouTube Music Stories May 4

On Monday, the ability to play local audio files on your device was spotted in YouTube Music for Android. YouTube Music local playback — an important step towards replacing Play Music — is now more widely rolling out today.

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YouTube Music Stories April 29

For the past several releases, we have been closely tracking the ability to play on-device audio files in YouTube Music for Android. This feature is a big step towards towards replacing Play Music, and is now beginning to appear for some users.

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YouTube Music Stories April 18

YouTube Music’s free tier now available on Google Home speakers

Following Home’s new “Gentle Sleep & Wake” feature yesterday, Google speakers and Smart Displays now support YouTube Music’s free tier. This allows you to listen to stations that feature ads, with availability starting today in 16 countries.

YouTube Music Stories April 8

Every year, YouTube partners with Coachella to stream the desert concert series online. The arrangement is now in its ninth consecutive edition with Coachella 2019, and Google this year is pushing YouTube Music and broadcasting a performance in Times Square.

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