For the first time in a while, we're getting a change to YouTube Music that looks like an actual, useful improvement! The playback screen is getting better, cleaner, and much more useful, which is great news for me and my day-long shuffles.
More and more folks are switching music streaming services as new features become available and others just continue to stagnate. One such example of stagnation is Google Play Music, which still works great as a personal library, but the competitors offer a lot more.
YouTube Music is one of the few places in the world to listen to out-of-print music, unreleased music, and official music together, but pirated fan uploads can muddy the waters when record labels and YouTube don't work together to keep them at bay and official content front and center.
In an effort to clean up my subscriptions and save some money each month, I decided to cancel my Spotify Premium plan and exclusively use YouTube Music. A month later, I'm surprisingly content with that decision.
Of all the issues with YouTube Music, the biggest hurdle I keep coming up against is a social one — everyone I know uses Spotify, and that's a massive barrier to one of the biggest parts of music: sharing.