We literally live in an age of entertainment where music, movies, digital, audio books, and everything else under the sun is in the cloud. Quickly and conveniently, alll you have to do is a few searches to discover great quality content for free. Some companies, such as Google, are trying to get more traffic by combining all services. YouTube is currently testing some of its innovations in the Youtube interface for Premium members who do not use their Music app. Youtube will be controllable with an interface just like a music application.
For years, Google has strived for YouTube Music to become widespread and even sent notifications to people who listen to music on the Youtube mobile app occasionally suggesting them to open the Youtube Music app. They even gave up on Google Play Music. But now the situation may change. Google is only testing the new interface on some IOS devices for now. When Youtube also has Youtube Music features, there may be an increase in premium sales. At the same time, the number of people using Youtube as a music service can increase significantly.
Would you like to check if this feature is being tested on your device? Open the regular Youtube application right away. Check to se if there is a “Show listening controls” button. When you press the button, the controls are displayed, just like Youtube Music and Spotify; a Dislike button disappears. It also has a playlist addition and playback speed control.
The Failure of Youtube Music
According to data presented in 2020 financial discussions with investors, YouTube has around 30 million Premium subscribers. Compared to Apple Music with 60 million subscribers and Spotify with 113 million subscribers, this number is far too low for a giant like Google. When Google shut down Play Music for YouTube Music to become the number one option, they gave up about 15 million users.
At this time it’s pretty difficult to recommend the Youtube Music service due to its un-user-friendly library. You can’t even search for a song among the music you download offline. The Youtube Music interface has plenty of work to do bordering on comical. Maybe the fact that it opens quickly compared to Spotify can be considered as a plus. However, if you want to listen to music offline, Youtube Music can absolutely drive you crazy.
Spotify is compatible with a wide range of devices and offers remote playback control. Apple Music is famous for the quality of its playlists. Tidal, on the other hand, has satisfied its users with broadcast quality, speed and stability. If you have a premium subscription, you can listen to songs at 320 kbps AAC, which is a very solid quality.
Will Paid Music Downloading Die?
As people prefer streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, and Youtube Music, one-time paid music downloads are decreasing year-over-year. One-time paid music downloads may completely vanish in the near future. Most people now take care of this need by organizing their offline library rather than having these music files directly.