Google Play Music Connects with YouTube in What Could be a Game-Changer

If you take all the music streaming services and throw them together, they still only have a fraction of the reach of YouTube. It is by far the biggest source of online music anywhere in this quadrant of the galaxy. Nothing even comes close.

Meanwhile, in another corner of the Googleverse is Google Play Music, the company’s streaming music service, which offers much the same experience as its competitors (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, et al). But what if Google Play Music and YouTube were somehow connected together? Wouldn’t that give GPM a big leg up on the competition?

It’s about to happen. GPM is getting an update that will allow users to search for YouTube music videos within the app. Add in YouTube Red’s music/video subscription service and you have something that is truly powerful.

The galaxy’s music, audio and video, accessible in one place? Holy crap.

(Via RAIN)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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