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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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Bose Adds Google Assistant to its Smart Speakers, Soundbars

It would be sold directly from Bose stores, wholesale trade partners and online through Amazon.in for Rs 26,900

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Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones. (Representational image)

Google on Thursday announced an automatic software update that would bring the Google Assistant to all existing Bose smart speakers and soundbars.

The Google Assistant joins Amazon Alexa for voice control of smart home devices, and instant access to millions of songs and podcasts, help, information, and more.

Bose smart speaker owners can now also use Apple AirPlay 2 for simple streaming from Apple devices.

The Google Assistant can now connect with more than 5,000 devices for your home -- up from 1,500 this January, Google has announced.
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In addition, there is a small Bose smart speaker on the way. The Bose Home Speaker 300 can be pre-ordered on Amazon.in starting Thursday and would available from August 29.

Weighing a mere two pounds and measuring just over six-inch, the Bose Home Speaker 300’s acoustic package delivers powerful bass along with 360-degree sound – unlike conventional smart speakers that deliver a narrow beam of audio, the company said in a statement.

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It would be sold directly from Bose stores, wholesale trade partners and online through Amazon.in for Rs 26,900. (IANS)