YouTube Music is lastly opening up Chromecast help to everybody. Google Play Music is actively winding down this month, leaving YouTube Music as Google’s solely music app. A significant function hole between the 2 companies that we have been complaining about has been the restrictive Chromecast help. On Google Music, casting simply labored for everybody. On YouTube Music, casting was restricted to individuals paying for the month-to-month streaming service. For the bring-your-own-music crowd, this meant in case you needed to forged music you personal to audio system you personal, there was no various however to subscribe to a streaming service you most likely did not need.
As of at present, although, Google tells us casting on YouTube Music ought to now work for everybody. Beforehand, when tapping the “forged” button, unsubscribed customers would get a “subscribe to YouTube Premium” pop-up field, however now YouTube Music will beginning blasting tunes to our audio system with no month-to-month payment.
The Google Music shutdown is already nicely underway. The service is scheduled to close down worldwide in October, and final week Google turned off music uploads for everybody. That implies that when you can nonetheless stream, you may’t add new music to your account. So open casting help for YouTube Music is arriving only a few days late.
Google has been attempting to whip YouTube Music right into a stable alternative for Google Music, nevertheless it nonetheless has a protracted strategy to go. YouTube Music began supporting uploaded music in Could with a fairly straightforward music-transition course of, however the app lacks loads of options. Downloading playlists for offline playback continues to be locked behind the month-to-month payment for streaming music, and so is Android Auto, which doesn’t make sense whenever you’re supplying the music. The app can also be lacking fundamental music participant options like sorting songs, enhancing music info, and recreating Google Music’s intelligent playlists like “just lately added.”
Over on the Google Music subreddit, consumer BloodyMess has been compiling a completely huge listing of the neighborhood’s complaints. Google does not look like it’ll remedy everybody’s gripes earlier than the Google Music shutdown completes, however it’s no less than engaged on a few of them.