Google was speaking up a clean transition from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, and whereas the preliminary switch course of will deliver all of your Google music to YouTube Music, the YouTube Music service is not wherever close to prepared for prime time and is lacking a bunch of options. Help for taking part in uploaded YouTube Music playlists began rolling out to the Google Assistant this month, however it nonetheless hasn’t hit everybody. I am unable to begin any music by voice now, even with YouTube Music chosen within the settings. My audio system solely inform me “I am unable to do this right here, however you possibly can ask me to play it on one among your different gadgets.” There are comparable reviews on the YouTube Music subreddit.

Google Music is scheduled to utterly shut down someday this month. Proper now, the one factor left is streaming by way of the smartphone app and the Google Music web site.

Is Google Play subsequent on the chopping block?

Whereas there hasn’t been any formal announcement about the way forward for the Play Retailer, I feel it is time to begin questioning if “promoting every part” continues to be the imaginative and prescient for the app’s future. In Google’s unique imaginative and prescient for the Play Retailer, it was a one-stop-shop to purchase apps, video games, books, motion pictures, TV exhibits, and music. However now we’re seeing proof that the Play Retailer is being parted out.

In addition to shedding the music retailer to YouTube Music, prior to now few days, we have seen the “Films and TV” retailer get duplicated within the new “Google TV” app. Google’s media apps have beforehand had seamless hyperlinks to their very own sections within the Play Retailer, however that is not what’s taking place right here—Google TV launched with a whole duplicate retailer within the app’s codebase. On the Google Play Books entrance, Android Police just lately noticed an experimental UI check for the Play Retailer that eliminated the “Books” part completely. That leaves nothing however apps for the Play Retailer.

We is likely to be on the trail to an app-store-only model of the Google Play Retailer. It might definitely make navigating the app loads simpler, which at the moment is a nightmare to barter, with deep cascading sections for every wing of Google’s media empire. This may even be an opportunity to kill the horrible Google Play branding. We already misplaced Google Play Music to YouTube Music, and Google Play Films and TV now completely lives within the “Google TV” app. That leaves the worst-branded merchandise, Google Play Books, which may simply be Google Books, after which there’s solely the Google Play Retailer left. The “Google Play Retailer” branding would not make a lot sense at this level, however would Google need to make out of date the hundreds of thousands of printed posters, playing cards, and Net buttons which are on the market?

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