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YouTube Remix to replace Google Play Music by year end

YouTube Remix to replace Google Play Music by year end

Despite initial concerns from major music labels, we heard late previous year that Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group had joined Warner Music Group in signing deals for the upcoming service after Google assuage their fears over copyright issues on YouTube. It'd be a forced end, meaning all Play Music users will have to give up the service.

According to a new report, Google Play Music service will be killed by the end of 2018.

Apparently, the Google music app will be replaced by Youtube Remix, the name that the new platform has received, at least for the moment. YouTube Remix will be qualitatively different from its predecessor: have a large library and the ability to save tracks. According to a recent report, Google is ready to pull the plug on Google Play Music to make way for another streaming service.

Earlier, Google had introduced YouTube Red in 2015 but it has not reached its high levels like the hits of Spotify and Apple Music.

Back in December, we heard that YouTube was working on its own streaming music option.

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As per the report, YouTube Remix will be packed with smarter playlist recommendations, and certain time and location based song suggestions.

In their statement to Droid-Life they said, "We've previously announced the combination of the YouTube Music and Google Play product teams - music is very important to Google so it's critical we have one offering that meets the needs of consumers and artists".

Google's new strategy comes at a time when it lags way behind the competition in the music streaming space, despite having a giant user base and music content on YouTube.

Home speakers can also use YouTube as a source for music when coupled with a TV, which is an indicator that YouTube's service will be Google's main call to arms. Google understandably wants to have a bigger piece of this pie, and it looks as if Google Play Music users will automatically join YouTube Remix's ranks, but will the company be able to tempt users away from the likes of Spotify or Apple Music? Nothing will change for users today and we'll provide plenty of notice before any changes are made. Many streaming services let you listen for free, which has helped curb the need for ...


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