Music Industry

Published on March 11th, 2019 | by Alan Cross


YouTube Music now plays nice with Google Home in Canada

Last year, all the different Google-owned music divisions–Google Play Music, YouTube Red, and YouTube Premium–were brought under one umbrella known as YouTube Music. Makes sense. Why have all these different offices offering essentially what is the same thing?

There were other issue, too. YouTube Music wasn’t available through Android Auto nor was it integrated with Google Home smart speakers.

That integration began with the UK, the UK, Australia and Mexico. As of now, though, YouTube Music is now part of Google Home in ten new countries, including Canada.

What does this mean? I have no idea. Google has messed with its streaming services so much that I’m completely confused. No wonder Google trails Spotify and Apple Music in the streaming wars.

If you have a Google Home device and you want to set your defaults to YouTube Music, read this. It might help.

(Via Digital Music News)

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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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