Microsoft isn’t the only one who’s taking a hatchet to its streaming service. Google is also killing off its Google Play Music service this year.
The firm will be replacing it with the YouTube Remix platform this year, but reports indicate that Google will be calling this service YouTube Music.
A Google spokesperson gave the following statement when queried:
We’ve previously announced the combination of the YouTube Music and Google Play product teams — music is very important to Google so it’s critical we have one offering that meets the needs of consumers and artists. Nothing will change for users today and we’ll provide plenty of notice before any changes are made.
Google has been pushing YouTube as a music service ever since it introduced YouTube Red, and appears to have settled on subsuming the pre-existing Google Play Music service
It’s currently unclear how Google will handle Google Play Music’s unique offerings. The firm offered users the opportunity to upload tens of thousands of songs for free to their online cloud locker storage service similar to Microsoft and OneDrive. Google Play Music was also available in more countries than YouTiube Music was, and remains to be.
Nevertheless, we’ll likely learn more about this at Google i/o, and if not then, then later in the year.
Via The Next Web.