YouTube Music is Google's latest effort to take on the giants of the music streaming world. Google continues to add new features like smart playlists to it, but old features like regular playlists are giving nightmares to many. Several users have reported that YouTube Music is not downloading playlist songs to their smartphones. Other users say that playlists don't download completely, and several songs vanish from the playlists. When you have a long playlist with hundreds of songs, finding the missing ones can be annoying. Let's see what we can do to help.
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Google Play Music is shutting down soon , and the transition to YouTube Music currently leaves a lot to be desired. For users with uploaded music, the transfer tool will port your music over seamlessly, but once you're in the YouTube Music interface, you'll discover that plenty of features have gone missing, and things that used to work on the free tier suddenly don't. If my email inbox is any indication, hordes of people are searching for alternatives. Google isn't turning a deaf ear to the concerns of the Google Music migrators, though. In response to articles we've written here, like " YouTube Music is holding my speakers for ransom ," Google got in touch with us and sent over a statement:. We understand that uploaded content is an integral part of the listening experience for many of our users across YouTube Music.
In under six months, YouTube Music will be Google's one-and-only music service. Google Play Music is scheduled to shut down at the end of the year, leaving YouTube as Google's one-stop media brand. As part of this transition, YouTube Music recently added the last great Google Music feature to its lineup: music-library support. After an agonizingly slow rollout, this long-time Google Music user gave the service a whirl and is back to report: this is going to be a mess. Further Reading Google Play Music dies this year, YT Music library imports begin today For those who aren't aware, the "Music Library" feature lets you bring your own purchased music to the service. Google Music launched with the feature back in , which let you upload your MP3s and whatever else to Google's servers, and then you could stream or download them to your other devices. Google Music has its quirks, but it is a fantastic service for syncing your music collection across multiple devices, backing up your music, and putting your music into the Google Cast ecosystem for easy playback on a Google Home speaker or Android TV. YouTube's takeover of the service includes an easy one-click library-transfer feature, which works great. The problem with YouTube Music is the restrictive playback rules, which are a major downgrade from Google Music.
Ben Schoon. Google Play Music is on its deathbed which means a whole lot of people are about to be forced onto YouTube Music despite issues and complaints that are still irritating early users. Google has said it will fix problems, but what are your biggest gripes? Still, it lacks feature parity with Google Play Music with some pretty obvious gaps. Speaking to ArsTechnica this week, Google confirmed that it is working to address complaints from users over YouTube Music. We understand that uploaded content is an integral part of the listening experience for many of our users across YouTube Music.