YouTube Music feature checklist: what's missing, what's coming, and what's here

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Youtube Music is a hybrid music service with a lot of promise and an unparalleled library to tap into. Unfortunately, all that potential is held down by how many things — including very, very basic things — the service and its apps are still missing. YouTube Music has already fixed some items on this list, and hopefully we'll be able to check off most of these items in the coming months.

In the meantime, if you're waiting for YouTube Music to improve before you give it a proper shot, follow Android Central. We'll keep you updated as the service continues to expand and improve.

Updated September 22, 2018: YouTube Music Product Team holds Q&A to discuss current and future features for YouTube Music

There are still tons of questions swirling around the revamped YouTube Music, and to help assuage concerns the YouTube Music Product Team held a Q&A session September 21, 2018, where they announced the rollout of dedicated audio quality controls for both streaming and downloaded music. They also gave updates on many of the missing or coming soon features that users have been anxiously for. We've updated our checklist with their answers.

Say My Name

Audio quality ✔️

YouTube Music has rolled out dedicated audio quality controls for both streaming and downloaded music on the YouTube Music iOS and Android apps. In the mobile apps, there are audio quality settings in three places:

  • General: Audio quality on a mobile network — Low, Normal, High, Always High
  • General: Audio quality on Wi-Fi — Low, Normal, High, Always High
  • Downloads: Audio quality — Low, Normal, High

When selecting audio quality, YouTube Music Product Manager Brandon Bilinski stated in a September 21 Q&A that those quality levels correlate as follows:

  • High: 256kbps AAC, which "is equivalent in audio quality to the 320kbps CBR mp3 that we had for GPM, but it uses less data."
  • Normal: 128kbps AAC
  • Low: 48kbps HE-AAC

In regards to a higher playback quality than 256kbps AAC, Bilinski stated that "Our deals would require us to charge more to stream FLAC, so at this point we are focused on improving performance rather than supporting lossless streaming." So if you're looking for ultra high-quality music streaming, you'll need to look elsewhere.

Cast properly

Playback

  • "Fill screen" for video mode — YouTube has allowed users of extra-tall screens to zoom videos in and get rid of letterboxed gaps for years. That needs to come to YouTube Music, especially for free users who can only use Video mode.
  • Fully functioning Google Cast and Google Assistant integration — YouTube Music is a Google music service and has been one of the four services to integrate with Google Home from day one. That it still cannot cast properly is a travesty. From the September 21 Q&A: "There are folks on the team actively working on making Cast and Assistant more stable and faster. We are always working on improving the results in Assistant queries."
  • Playing personal playlists via Google Assistant" Coming later this year; stay tuned!", says YouTube Music Product Manager Brandon Bilinski
  • A block button — Thumbing down individual songs is not enough. Users need the ability to block an album or an artist on YouTube Music. It will help improve algorithms much faster and help users stop going "God, stop suggesting Chris Brown!"
  • Gapless playback or crossfade — Gapless playback is something that most music services struggle with, especially on Android. Now that YouTube Music is chock full of gapless albums, it needs gapless playback, but it may take a while to arrive: "It's something the team is actively working on, but we don't have a date on that for you at this time."
  • Home screen widget — Third party music widgets can only take us so far, and YouTube Music needs a home screen widget to go with background playback mode. Third party music widgets can get us by in the meantime, but a first-party widget would be preferred.

I don't like this library management

Library

  • Library and playlist sorting — Currently, there is only one way to view any section of your library on YouTube Music: by date added/modified. At the very least, YouTube Music needs an alphanumeric sorting option, and YouTube has confirmed that it is in the works: "The library team is working on a number of playlist improvements, including better sorting within the songs of a playlist." From that same Q&A, we learned that as part of the feature parity YouTube Music needs before the Google Play Music migration, individual user play counts will be coming to the service at some point.
  • Liked songs, Vol. 2 — All playlists in YouTube and YouTube Music are limited to 5,000 songs. Currently, once you like more than 5,000 songs, you'll no longer be able to see and manage some of the older songs you liked in Liked Songs. If YouTube Music instead split at 5,000 songs into a Liked songs, Vol. 2, it could help make Liked songs more manageable.
  • Shuffle All songs in your library — This is one of the most basic music service functions out there, and on YouTube Music, about the only way to do it is to add every song, album, and playlist to one playlist and shuffle it.
  • Station management — Once a station slips out of Recently played, the only way to revive it is to search for that exact station again or recreate it from whatever song or album it is based on.

Search is still screwy

Content

  • Non-artist user pages — We subscribe to plenty of artists in YouTube Music, but there are a lot of non-artist YouTubers that it'd be great to subscribe to in YouTube, and YouTube agrees: "Yes, we plan to enable non-artist channels to both be visible and able to be subscribed to in the future."
  • Music missing from search or catalog — Many times when looking for an album, you won't see the album in Album search results, but songs from the album will appear in Song search results. There are also some gaps in YouTube Music's catalog that the team is looking to fill. From the September 21 Q&A: "We've heard your feedback about missing music, and we are actively reading all your feedback for albums, songs, and artists. We are continuously working to add your favorites into YouTube Music. Please continue to leave feedback in the app!"
  • Subscriptions and Genres tabs — Hotlist isn't that hot unless you're into a few specific genres, but a Genres or Subscriptions tab would allow users of all tastes to find more music they like. YouTube Music's Product Team admits they are working on ways to improve the discovery and browsing experience: "The ability to browse the amazing, deep YouTube catalog is a definite priority for us. For now, you should be able to search for genres, decades, and moods and find great playlists for all those occasions."
  • Play purchased YouTube content — You can buy musicals, musical shorts, and concerts on YouTube via Google Play Movies, but that musical content is blocked from YouTube Music and blocked from background playback in all YouTube apps. Let us listen to that sick Les Mis concert from 2010 with the screen off and add it into our Ultimate Musicals Mixtape.

YouTube Music is a bit of a cluster offline right now

Downloads

  • Choose your downloads location ✔️ — Users can choose in YouTube Music's Downloads settings if they'd prefer to download music to internal storage or an SD card, if available.
  • Ask every time on download quality — It'd be nice to download special videos here and there with video while keeping more pedestrian music videos audio only.
  • Cache while streaming — Cache while streaming is a good way to help build up the number of songs you can hear offline without going through and manually downloading a bunch of albums or playlists. YouTube Music needs to steal it from Google Play Music as soon as possible, and they are working on it. From the September 21 Q&A: "We do cache the next song in YouTube Music and are working on a long-held cache in YouTube Music that'll behave like GPM's does today."
  • Shuffle all downloaded content — The most useful part of Google Play Music's Downloaded Only mode is that Shuffle button it puts at the top of the Home page. YouTube Music needs to steal that button, but could also stand to steal the rest of Downloaded Only mode so that the Home page is still useful when you're offline.
  • Prefer downloaded content to streaming — If you download an album/playlist on YouTube Music and start playing it outside the Downloads section of Library, it will stream that music instead of playing the downloaded copy. Once you go offline, it will also stop your music and make you restart your album or queue from the Downloads section.
  • Better offline mode — YouTube Music needs a dedicated offline mode that extends beyond the Downloads section because you can't even look at the Library tab or Recently played when you're offline.

This needs better hotkeys and casting

Miscellaneous

  • Autoplay toggle in Settings — YouTube proper has an Autoplay section in Settings, and YouTube Music needs that, too. Currently, you have to turn off Autoplay from an album or playlist queue that does not have repeat turned on.
  • Lyrics integration — If Google can serve up Baby Got Back's YouTube video with the lyrics below it in Google Search, it can serve up Lyrics in YouTube Music, too, whether what you're watching is a lyric video or not. This especially needs to happen when you're casting YouTube Music to a screen; Spotify does this beautifully and YouTube could do it better.
  • Casting on web — The only way to cast YouTube Music through its website is to cast the whole tab in Chrome, and however broken casting YouTube Music is, web users need access to it, too.
  • Media key support on web — YouTube Music currently supports very few keyboard shortcuts, even compared to the main YouTube site, and you currently cannot use the media keys on most laptops or keyboards.
  • Android Auto integration — It is hard to understate how important being able to control YouTube Music in the car is. Android Auto support should not be difficult for Google to implement in YouTube Music, and it is essential. It was almost entirely ignored in the September 21 Q&A, but one answer did state: "This is something we are aware of and working towards." Additionally, Android Auto support was listed as one of four "expected in the next few months" features back in July.

I need more settings

Your turn

What else do you feel is missing from YouTube Music? What are you waiting for them to add before you make the switch? Tell us in the comments!

YouTube Music review: A mixtape full of promise

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

80 Comments
  • I'm definitely able to use YouTube music on Android auto. You just have to say Play the song on YouTube (and make sure that the app on your phone is in audio only mode, so you don't run down your data playing the video on your phone). It doesn't have full functionality yet, but I feel like grabs the songs faster than Google play music with my voice
  • That's using YouTube ...not YouTube music.
  • I always just connect my phone, launch AA on my Subaru Headunit, then go back to my phone and launch YouTube Music, pull up my offline mixtape and hit play. It is a bit clunky but it gives the car enough time to cycle oil before I start driving :) It is funny how we can use assistant to launch YouTube via AA but don't have access to YTM yet.
  • Is this a $100B company that is pushing an app like this with so many gaps? Long time Google Play Music subscriber. Add playlists that are sharable and I can add collaborators to the existing Google Play Music, rebrand the app "YouTube Music" and you are done.
  • I've been saying that for months Now !
  • All the complaints but isn't this still an "early access preview" available to those who signed up on the website? Maybe a future update at final release will dump a lot of these missing features in at once. Meanwhile keep using GPM if necessary. Who cares - its the overall services' features that matter. Just screen-off youtube and no youtube ads is worth it over Spotify. Someday YTM will have everything GPM has and more.
  • That's the point. Google already has Play Music. Why are they having such a difficult time copy-pasting Play Music features to YouTube Music? This would be like Ford having a difficult time putting a box on the back of a new truck. They already have a truck with a box, what's the problem, right?
  • One annoying issue I ran into YTM recently was that songs from The Beatles are nowhere to be seen, only their videos . But they have the whole collection over on GPM. Are other artists having the same problem, or is Google just slowly moving songs/albums into YTM?
  • To quote Google "YouTube Music has a different, and significantly larger catalog, than Google Play Music, including a vast catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else ... Regarding the catalog gaps you mention, we have a team that is constantly seeking out catalog additions and omissions." GPM and YTM are under different record deals and thus have differing catalogs, though how much of that will change before migration remains to be seen. If you notice things missing, send feedback saying they're missing. I've had several albums appear in the last week that way.
  • In other words Yes you are screwed.
  • That's correct. And it's not just the Beatles. US Girls new album, Parquet Courts new album, Courtney Barnett new album, the Pixies Doolittle... None available on ytm. The statement that the catalogue is bigger is absurd. It might be bigger if you count kids on YouTube playing covers of their favorite bands in their basements, but it's significantly smaller in terms of official album releases.
  • They are not under different deals!
    Where do you come up with this crap?
    Stop drinking the Kool-aide already
    Google aka alphabet pays a set licensing fee to the copyright holders and that fee
    is Fractions of a fraction of a penny. They can do what they want with it once they have the rights to it.
    Meaning if google play music has it, Youtube has it and visa versa. Which is why missing **** in YTM is available on Youtube!
    Its just lazy programming
  • I'd love to know how you got a hold of the specifics of their licencing deals... Saying you know how that works is just ignorant.
  • Good job on the list, you hit most of the pain points.
    I can't use YouTube music in its current state, there is just so much wrong with it. It's so strange that the app is meant to be replacing (GPM) had more features than YouTube music.
  • its meant to phase out the features of GPM , such as the customer uploaded music and other funtional aspects. theres no money in it for Google,
    they dont want you using their bandwidth to play your music or music that costs them more, they would rather you dig through their milllions of ilegally uploaded content where they dont pay a penny to the artist.
    they have a complete unit that does nothing but pull music down, Once the Adtual owner jumps through all the hoops.
    And the actual owner in most cases isnt the artist, they signed away those rights years ago. its the lable, the producer, the writer etc.
  • Great idea about introducing a 'Block' button - your analogy made perfect sense. 👍
  • Block is Bad ! so is ignore, hide, not interested etc,, thats why theres ONLY like or add to library!
    ******* Google!
  • When are we going to be able to sync/import our Google Music playlists and saved radio stations? Also audio normalization. This was always an issue in Google Music and seems to not be fixed in this transition either?
  • Audio normalization is something that would be nice, but GPM hasn't had it so I'm not holding my breath on it anytime soon. And I think migration is months and months away.
  • No list like this is complete without mentioning that the library is inexplicably incomplete. I just noticed this morning that the new Snail Mail album is not available on ytm even though it's available on all other streaming platforms. This is in addition to The Beatles and at least a dozen other albums and artists that I've found. This app is a non starter if they can't match the library of the other services.
  • Library gaps vary by tastes and Google is working to fill the ones it finds. See the comment above.
  • As soon as my Google Play Music locker/library is on YouTube Music, I'll be all about it. And it MUST integrate with Android Auto, too. I'm playing around with it now, but I can't I adopt it as my primary service yet. Here's a suggestion: How about combining the best parts of Google Play Music and YouTube Music and re-branding it as simply "Google Music" or "gMusic" and go from there? Has Google learned nothing from their texting/SMS clusterf*ck? Sorry, but this isn't rocket science! Just sayin'.
  • (looks over at Allo) Because bringing a third brand into this would totally make things easier. YouTube Music already existed, and the service is built upon YouTube — one of the most popular sites in the world and the biggest collection or legal, fan, and pirated music outside the darknet — so take YouTube Music and building it up made more sense. Especially because they already had the trademarks, logos, and some pre-existing record label deals on it.
  • Actually upgrading the whole SMS standard to RCS with all the world's carriers is up there. Google could have said screw it but is choosing to use its might to drive that long shot. Conversly, Apple sure isn't trying to develop a Google search competitor, so they don't have to hear about a "search clusterf*ck", although remember iAd?. What a mess that was. They just got lucky with the iPhone popularity and dropped in iMessage which was a no brainer (and a "no other choice" for SMS) Simple.
  • It is a work in progress and I'm going to be patient with it. I for sure want my widget...the library stuff will come for sure but gotta have the widget.
  • (knocks on door)
    Hi, do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior KWGT? https://www.androidcentral.com/third-party-music-widgets KWGT music widgets work with just about all music apps, which is great since I've had to use so many of them in recent months during my testing and guidebuilding for our music content.
  • I agree with this and I hope they listen. Another thing I hope they do is actually out all the artist music on the platform. Theres some artist that I listen to and not all of their music is on there but it's on Google Play Music.
  • One thing that has always annoyed me using Google Play Music is that when it starts playing music from YouTube, the volume levels on many tracks are not equalised to a standard volume - some are very quiet, some much louder, so that needs to be fixed.
  • Volume normalization has never been GPMs strong suit, and bringing it to YTM would take a little AI miracle. Thankfully, if anyone could pull it off, it's Google.
  • How about when you start a radio station based on an artist, it doesn't make 90% of all songs from that same artist?
  • Send feedback, but I believe that is by design.
  • I use GPM's sleep timer on a daily basis and look forward to it's implimentation into YTM. I also hope my likes from GPM will carry over to YTM at some point.
  • I'm hoping for a sleep timer at some point, too, but I believe that may be something you can trigger through Google Assistant. As to likes, they will migrate over, but that's a long way off, I think.
  • I always used the Google play music app on my wear os watch and the fact that YouTube doesn't have it really bothers me
  • I want them to focus on an Android Auto app first, but yes, a Wear OS app would be nice down the road. I don't know how well that would work for free YTM users, but it would be nice for Premium users to be able to use.
  • I'm. GPM subscriber from day 1 and have been testing out YTM. So far, I am not too impressed with YTM. I've never particularly liked GPM's radio stations based on a song or an artist, but YTM really falls on its face. It has way too many songs from the same artist. For example, I started a station based on an Andrew Bird song and a Norah Jones song. Based on that list, YTM queued up 3 Imagine Dragon songs in a row. That drives me crazy. You would think that Google, with their machine learning algorithms, can do a little better with matching tastes and variety.
  • How much library building have you done? Because I've noticed that the more songs I Like and the more albums and playlists I make, the more diverse the radio stations I play get. YTM also pulls songs based on your years of YouTube history, so you might want to go prune that history as needed.
  • YTM is also missing the ability to save your music queue like in GPM.
  • Yep, and I'm really hoping it comes soon. But that's also not a feature Spotify or most other music streaming services have, so once we get to the "YouTube Music feature parity checklist" stage of the service and this article, I'll add it in.
  • Google needed to promote apps as program filler and to excite Android users at this year's I/O conference. YTM was an example of this, so was Google News (an app without the functions of the News and Weather app, but slated to replace it). Additionally, both of these apps simply provide examples of the implementation of Material 2. Otherwise, YTM was in no way ready for prime time - missing way too many functions to make it viable for most users - and as Ara says, migration with GPM is probably "months and months away."
  • There was not a god damn word of YouTube Music at I/O, and I should know; I spent every minute of the keynote waiting to write about it. When the keynote ended, I was livid that the biggest service push of the year wasn't kicked off of their biggest stage of the year. The keynote ended and I screamed at my TV. Their rollout needed to be better communicated, but most of Google's services have rough starts.
  • I had a feeling this app would be trash. Smh.
  • It's not trash. It has a lot of rough edges, but the service itself is pretty good. It's algorithms for Your Mixtape are frighteningly good, the selection is truly unparalleled (though it's reliance on pirates at times is a bit disheartening). It needs work, but it's not trash.
  • They need to fix Search. There are albums on the service that don't show up in the results unless you search a song from that album and select "Go to album" (or click the album title from the search results which should've shown up when you searched the album title). Also the catalog is lacking (1 Radiohead album, 1 Interpol album..)
  • If you see albums missing, Send feedback.
    If you see albums not showing up in Search results that are in Song results, Send feedback.
    They have teams working on this but they need to be told what's not showing up.
  • Swipe left to change songs rather then hitting the little arrow would be nice. I sent in feedback in the app on that.
  • Comprehensive list that shows how rubbish it is just now! I'll be sticking to GPM for sometime to come. The mixing of audio with YouTube video likes is one of the biggest issues for me.
  • « Gapless playback or crossfade » I actually don’t like this feature, i prefer a littke gap between songs to differebciate them! Unless of course it’s a recording played continuously in the first place
  • Why can't I swipe away the app and have the music continue playing and the control functions stay in the notifications
  • because the app is Half Assed and always will be
  • Are you paid by google to span google news with these clock bait articles?
    You are so on love with this Piece of **** app!
    There isnt a single aspect to it that any serious MUSIC fan will find better than Google Play Music- Not One!
    And yet, article after article, You keep trying to tell people how great it is, the version that predated it, sucked and this one does to. And almost nothing has changed other than some cosmetic crap. But you think Everything has changed!
    Face it you are a Google Shill. You keep telling people of promised improvements, Added features, Fixes, Basic functionality thats coming.
    But the truth is, you have no idea when or even if, any of it will come. You have never and will Never speak to a real Google employee, especially one who makes desicions on GPM or Youtube music. All you can do is spread Net rumors!
    Google is Notorious for releasing half assed crap then NEVER fixing it, let alone adding stuff, that it should have been released with. And of course, abandoning it shortly later. If google was serious about this POS app (They are NOT) they would simply rename GPM to Youtube music and be done with it, Then give it the dark theme people have been begging for for half a decade now! This way, people like you wouldn't have to shill for them and make vague promises and misleading facts about google adding features, fixing bugs etc.. GPM has everything youtube music has and so much more. Its got the Annoying and unwanted by everybody links to youtube videos. And then it has EVERYTHING else this alpha app doesnt have and probably never will.
    All they need to do is fix the hundreds of bugs that have existed in it for YEARS Dissapearing music
    Artists albums in Alphabetical order
    Unbloat it - All the A.I. crap, reccomendations, video links etc
    To name a few
    And of course speed it up - All the added bloat has made it almost unusable
  • I prefer YTM over GPM because more remixes are available in YTM then GPM. Plus I like the songs/tracks it suggests to me (auto add's to the playlist)
  • Or they could, you know, just polish up Google Play Music which already has everything it needs? There's no reason for this app in the 1st place.
  • What about streaming music and playing certain genres - with a - like or dislike - button? Three of my family members prefer to use Spotify or Pandora and stream genres - and they use the like or dislike button to either accept or reject songs. That works great on any kind of trip. After a while (using a Custom genres) Google Music should have a pretty good idea of what style of music you want to hear on that road trip. And I like the idea of saving that specific style set to be used at a later date. Do you think that will be supported?
  • Uh, the thumbs up an thumbs down buttons are on the now playing screen (and in the notification for YTM when playing music), so you can rate music up and down as you listen.
  • Ughh. I'm caught. I use Google Play Music and really haven't made the move to YouTube Music as of yet... Thanks for being polite.
  • Still no merged library. What a waste of time.
  • They talked a lot about the merged library, but it is a looong way off.
  • I still have no interest in YTM. All they had to do is add some features to GPM and change the color scheme to match YouTube's (with a dark theme of course), rebrand it and VOILA.. It's new.
  • What the fuçk is wrong with GPM?!
  • This is the whole point right here ^. Why are they wasting their time when they already have an app for this?
  • What I miss most is Sonos integration. Sonos told me me Google has to activate it.
  • Play a song on repeat?
  • You can play a song on repeat in YouTube Music. I use repeat one pretty regularly.
  • After you start playing a song. You have to drag up from the bottom, to bring up the controls, and you will see the circling arrows. I think if you have a playlist or Offline Mixtap playing you can only repeat the entire playlist but if you search for a song and hit the icon it will repeat just that song. I just wish we could set it to default to repeat when playing.
  • Yawn... Zero interest... Let us know when YouTube is a finished product... I have zero interest until it is fully completed.
  • Not going to even bother with YouTube music. In 5 months it will be discontinued Like inbox and the plethora of of other google apps and services.
  • The point of YTM (over GPM) is that there is much higher brand recognition for YouTube (everyone knows YouTube) and it's a way to get iPhone users who are seriously thinking of ditching iPhone to come over to Android. One of the biggest hurdles for iPhone users is a love, and commitment to iTunes music. This is a way to get them to move. Even if there was a 100% feature parity between iTunes and GPM, the great majority of iPhone users have no clue as to what GPM does or that it even exists...just ask iPhone users what the iTunes music equivalent is for Android. They have no idea. But if you make a Google based true equivalent with a YouTube name and hooks into YouTube features, you can market the heck out of that. Also, think about it from an artist perspective. iTunes and Apple Music often have special music launches and exclusives because of the iTunes and Apple Music. With YTM (and again with it's YouTube features and it being the global video go-to-space), Google can start commanding these types of artist deals. Google already has Android users using GTM, but to get to the next level of Android users, they have to chip away the things that keep iPhone users on iPhone. For example, the Pixel, at the core of it, is like an iPhone in terms of it's simplicity for iPhone users to move over to, but it needs to ensure all the supporting services, i.e. music are not just there, but easily recognizable as being there for those who are looking.
  • I think the point some people are trying to make is why didn't they just rename the GPM app as YTM? Since it already works and has all or most features that still need to be added to YTM? Dunno...probably a lot of back-end programming stuff that just wouldn't work (like different actual music file databases) that I have zero clue about.
  • Because GPM has a different deal with record labels.. And GPM is a finished product. YouTube is, at best, a construction project behind schedule.
  • They do not have different deals this is a rumor that keeps getting spread and is 100% not true. ALphabet Inc has a license for the music and can do what they want with it on any service they have.
    they pay the owners a fraction of a fraction of a penny for streams. Or in some cases a set fee for a period. Google doesnt want to pay, that why they are slowly deleting content. they want you to listen to the pirated stuff on youtube until they are forced to pull it down, which for older music take a LONG time and it always put right back up
  • Google will NEVER command anything, they are like Democrats, they just pit their tails between their legs. Iphone users will never leave apple, especially in the USA market. the fact that Google is slowly losing the Euro market to apple speaks volumes! Almost all google employees use iphones, go to mountain view and see for yourself. That why Every google app that is worth using is on iOS and is usually there first or the version there is better. yes there are iPhone users who hate iTunes, but 99% of them will never switch, its a pack mentality at iOS unless you can get all their friends to switch at the same time its never going to happen! All google had to do was fic some of the old bugs in GPM and rename it youtube music - Simple - but Google just cant do things simply, they have to reinvent the wheel!
  • I'm starting to prefer YouTube Music over Google Play Music. I've been a paid subscriber to GPM since day 1, but I have always hated that awful orange and white screen. Another thing YTM does better is it shows the whole title of each track. GPM truncates everything, making it way too difficult to distinguish between similarly named songs or to listen to specific movements in classical pieces. YTM also lists the albums from an artist in reverse chronological order instead of randomly like GPM. That makes it a lot easier when exploring an artist's catalog to quickly distinguish between early recordings and more recent stuff. Both apps have their shortcomings but YouTube Music's annoy me less than GPM. Google has put more effort into improving YTM in the last few months than they have GPM in 5 years.
  • You are allowed to be dead wrong. For starters, try and find your downloaded music through YouTube... You can't, it sorts by date download only.
  • Sorry Ara,
    But you really need to Stop K