Google Play Music subscribers (myself included) have lacked an official desktop client to play music on, something which Spotify has had for many years. But, that’s soon about to change.
Last week, Google began rolling out Youtube Music, its new music streaming service which “combines music listening with the magic of YouTube”. Along with the launch of a new mobile app, a desktop player is in the works too.
The good news for existing Google Play Music subscribers is that Youtube Music will be available at no extra cost.
The Google Play Music website and apps will continue to function just the same. Although, while both could work side by side, it does sound like Youtube Music is poised to replace Play Music in the future.
Starting May 22nd, Youtube Music began rolling out to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. Rollout will soon expand to Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.