Google Play Music failed to attract as many subscribers as rivals such as Spotify and Apple Music, despite being pre-installed as the default music app on millions of Android phones. YouTube Music will offer more than 60 million songs to stream, but will not have a download store to buy music. The messaging was very confused," said Joseph Evans, head of tech at Enders Analysis. Google Music was launched in It let users store their existing music collection in the cloud, and buy more songs to download. It was later rebranded Google Play Music and added music streaming in But the reality was that few people, especially younger users, needed to upload music to the cloud. A streaming service was enough for them. He agrees that the decision to brand the service Google Play Music was "interesting" because "Google doesn't scream entertainment and media". The company merged the two development teams in , leading to a discussion about which music app should prevail.
'It was tough'
Learn more here. With YouTube Music, you can listen to the latest hits, stay connected to the artists you love, and discover tons of new music to enjoy on all of your devices. With a YouTube Music Premium membership , you get access to benefits like ad-free music, background play, audio-only mode, and the ability to download and listen offline.
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