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YouTube Music Now Streaming Free on Smart Speakers

In some time, the feature would roll out to more countries also, Goddard added

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The YouTube Music app is displayed on a mobile phone in Los Angeles. VOA

Google-owned YouTube is now offering its music streaming service for free on Google Home as well as other Assistant-powered smart speakers.

“With YouTube Music and Google Home, you can ask Google Home to play the right music for any moment or mood and YouTube Music will play the perfect station,” James Goddard, Software Engineer for YouTube Music, wrote in a blog-post on Thursday.

Along with a free 30-day trial, YouTube Premium subscribers would be allowed to request specific albums, songs, artists and playlists on-demand along with other player controls like unlimited skips and song replay.

YouTube Music’s Premium pack costs $9.99 a month in international markets.

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Users who don’t have a YouTube Premium subscription can play a video (non-music one) then exit the app and see if it stops or goes into PiP mode. Pixabay

To take on other music players, the services launched in India last month and costs Rs 99 a month.

“If you already have a Google Home, navigate to Account Settings in your Google Home app, tap Services and select Music. Select YouTube Music as the default music service,” Goddard said.

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The free, ad-supported YouTube Music is available on smart speakers in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, and Austria.

In some time, the feature would roll out to more countries also, Goddard added. (IANS)

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YouTube Music Officially Launches its First Personalised Playlists

All three playlists can be found under the "Mixed for you" section on YouTube Music and can be played on a browser and the iOS and Android apps

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The YouTube Music app is displayed on a mobile phone in Los Angeles. VOA

YouTube Music has officially launched its first personalised playlists — “Discover Mix”, “New Release Mix” and “Your Mix”.

“We are introducing a shelf of three personalised mixes — the new Discover Mix, New Release Mix, and Your Mix — to keep you up to date on what’s just been released and introduce you to a wider range of artists and sounds based on your personal taste,” the company said in a statement recently.

The Discover Mix will deliver 50 tracks every week, with updates every Wednesday. The New Release Mix will round up new music by users’ favourite artists and most new songs will land on the list on Fridays.

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FILE – Silhouettes are seen in front of a Youtube logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Oct. 29, 2014. VOA

The third playlist, Your Mix, is full of songs by artists a user knows and loves, and also mixes in some songs and artists that users have never heard before, but they might like them.

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“Discover Mix, New Release Mix, and Your Mix are now available globally for all YouTube Music listeners. These new mixes are just the beginning of an even more personalised YouTube Music, so stay tuned for more music mixed just for you,” the company added.

All three playlists can be found under the “Mixed for you” section on YouTube Music and can be played on a browser and the iOS and Android apps. (IANS)