Advertisement


Advertisement

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
General News YouTube Red, Google Play Music to merge into one service
Advertisement
#1

Google’s two major services are set to merge to create a new and bigger streaming platform. YouTube’s head of music, Lyor Cohen said that YouTube Red and Google Play Music will merge to create a new service. The merge is aimed at bringing in more subscribers to the new entity collectively. YouTube Red and Google Play Music operate independently but subscription either of the two gives access to both the services.

There had rumors around the possible merging of YouTube Red and Google Play Music in the past and it aggravated after the product teams on both services were combined to work together. As reported by The Verge, the merge wouldn’t affect subscribers of the two services and users would be notified prior to the official event. Google further clarifies this in a statement to The Verge which reads, “Music is very important to Google and we’re evaluating how to bring together our music offerings to deliver the best possible product for our users, music partners and artists. Nothing will change for users today and we’ll provide plenty of notice before any changes are made.”

Although, for places where only one service is available, it’s yet to be seen what happens to the subscribers. For example, YouTube Red hasn’t been launched in India yet but Google Play Music’s subscription is available. There had been rumors about YouTube Red launching in India but nothing has been confirmed so far.As Google has assured that users will continue with their subscriptions, the official launch will make things clearer.

The possibility of this merge is also hinted at YouTube Red not being very popular amongst music listeners. Cohen also said that with the new combined service he hopes to strengthen relationship with music labels. Speaking about the two services, YouTube Red, it lets users remove ads, save videos offline and most importantly watch videos in background.

As for Google Play Music, it works as a free streaming service and paid too for downloading songs. It is also acts as a default music player for Android smartphones. With YouTube Red and Google Play Music merging, it will provide a single platform making it simpler and easier for users. The new product may also stir competition against frontrunners Apple Music and Spotify.

Source:
___________________________________________
Airtel Digital HD Recorder / Kerala Vision Digital TV
Reply
Thanks given by:
Advertisement
Advertisement




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  General News: New feature in Google Maps will show landmarks nairrk 0 197 10-02-2020, 11:51 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Discontinues Paid Chrome Extensions nairrk 0 399 09-23-2020, 07:24 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Drive to delete trashed files after 30 days from October 13 nairrk 0 170 09-19-2020, 03:26 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Duo makes its debut on Android TV: Check details, how it works nairrk 0 115 09-13-2020, 06:04 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  Update: Google bans six apps on Play Store nairrk 0 155 09-02-2020, 06:55 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Maps Saved tab can now help people identify, remember places they often visit nairrk 0 135 08-29-2020, 08:07 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google announces updates to Google Assistant Snapshot nairrk 0 166 08-28-2020, 06:44 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: How to Use Google Docs in Offline Mode nairrk 0 157 08-28-2020, 02:26 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Play music to be discontinued nairrk 0 156 08-22-2020, 07:38 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Maps To Become More Accurate And Visually Appealing With New Update nairrk 0 151 08-19-2020, 06:17 PM
Last Post: nairrk

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Advertisement