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 anyplace close to prepared for prime time and is lacking a number 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 can not begin any music by voice now, even with YouTube Music chosen within the settings. My audio system solely inform me “I can not do this right here, however you may ask me to play it on considered one of your different units.” There are comparable studies 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 thing” 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, films, TV reveals, and music. However now we’re seeing proof that the Play Retailer is being parted out.

Moreover shedding the music retailer to YouTube Music, up to now few days, we have seen the “Motion pictures 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 occurring right here—Google TV launched with a complete duplicate retailer within the app’s codebase. On the Google Play Books entrance, Android Police lately noticed an experimental UI take a look at for the Play Retailer that eliminated the “Books” part solely. 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 could definitely make navigating the app rather a lot simpler, which at the moment is a nightmare to barter, with deep cascading sections for every wing of Google’s media empire. This might even be an opportunity to kill the horrible Google Play branding. We already misplaced Google Play Music to YouTube Music, and Google Play Motion pictures and TV now completely lives within the “Google TV” app. That leaves the worst-branded merchandise, Google Play Books, which might 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 Internet buttons which are on the market?

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