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9/17/18
Ask us anything! YouTube Music Product Team will be here Friday September 21st to answer. 17 Recommended Answers 122 Replies 338 Upvotes
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Dear YTM community,

We’re excited to share a unique opportunity with you. Our YouTube Music product team would like to hear your questions and feedback about the new music experience and in return, will share their knowledge with you. 

Starting today, you can submit your YouTube Music related questions and feedback in the comments below and we’ll respond on Friday!

On Friday September 21st at 9.30am PST, our YouTube Music team will be here in the community answering as many questions as possible–right here on this thread. We look forward to hearing from you!

Happy listening,

Felicitas - YouTube Music Community Manager
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9/18/18
The majority of people I have talked to will not leave GPM because current music and playlists will not port over to YTM. No sense creating lists in YTM if the port is going to screw things up in the future. How can you ease their (and my) concerns by explaining how and when the music transfer is going to happen?
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9/18/18
Is there a timeline to being able to filter songs in a specific playlist (search for a song in a playlist)?
I'd also love to cast audio from my computer!
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9/18/18
Why does it seem that iOS always get the better updates over Android? I know that for Android it's a staged rollout but that promise of updating the app more frequently seems to only apply to iOS. I personally love this app and the service it offers, but we Android users also need updates, not just ios, it's hard to see iOS phones have the best version the app can be(with audio quality for example). We don't want to wait half a year for an update to come out for Android after it came out for iOS. I guess my question is, why does it seem that YouTube Music Devs, prioritize iOS over Google's own Android?
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9/18/18
Really, why didn’t you just add videos more to the GPM app and rebrand it instead of creating a public beta for YouTube Music? It is a more stable, feature filled app to begin with.
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9/18/18
Library organization...I'm not even sure what to say other than it's terrible. Any plans to actually organize it?
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9/18/18
There are so many artists who's albums are available on Google Play Music and not YouTube Music -- Radiohead being the first to come to mind.  Is there a reason for this and can we expect to get a full music library like Play Musics?
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9/18/18
I just want Android Auto BADLY.  The fact that YouTube Music (and Google Podcasts) don't work on Android Auto is very surprising.  I know it must be coming soon...but how soon?  Days?  Weeks?  Another year?
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9/18/18
I have 2 big issues with YTM, one was already mentioned in this thread (missing albums) so I'll ask about the other one. There seems to be a lot of inter-mixing of music videos and just songs even within albums. I understand that's it's a YouTube app but this mixing kinda sucks. Even if it's on audio only, it's the audio of the music video. Music video have all sorts of nonsense going on when I just want to listen to the song. Is this something that's gonna be changed in the future or is this how you guys intended it to work?
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9/18/18
Why do you only allow certain songs for Premium members? None of that was talked about in your benefits
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9/18/18
Favorite feature of GPM was the offline cache access. Love the download auto playlist in ytm, but it's badly unstable and usually doesn't have anything downloaded. Will you work on this important feature in a near release?
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9/18/18
Any chance of collaborative YTM playlists? This is a feature of both Spotify and YouTube.
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9/18/18
If I download an album for offline use and I have my app settings to only steam on WiFi... The album won't play when I'm not on WiFi unless I go to the downloaded music section.  I feel like the album should play regardless of where I select it (if I already downloaded the album).
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9/18/18
I agree with @Manny Soto above. My daily driver is an Android phone and YTM hasn't changed since day one, meanwhile my iPad Mini has had audio quality settings for weeks now. I wish there were a beta channel that those of us that are eager to use YTM could subscribe to (at least on Android), to get early access to new features and changes. Leave the average user who doesn't regularly visit forums or check for updates on the public, slow release cycle and move the more vocal users into a fast ring.
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9/18/18
Do you have any plans on separating YouTube playlists and subscriptions from YouTube Music?Also curious to know if student pricing is coming any time soon.

Finally just a few suggestions (would be great if you could share whether or not these may happen)
•Add a 4th option on bottom menu for exploring different playlists (genre, decade, age, etc.)
•Intergrate official artist community features into the app by allowing artists to post to their profiles, share official playlists they've created to invite more of a community
•  Collaborative playlists with friends
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9/18/18
I am a paid subscriber to Google Music / Youtube Premium / YouTube Music.

Can you explain how on earth you pause my Google Music when I watch a video on youtube on my phone.

This means when I have people over, and they are listening to music on my Google Home, then I watch a youtube clip on my phone in the bathroom suddenly the music stops. This is ridiculous! And something newly introduced.

I am *paying* for your service, the least you could do it allow me to have one device per service. And really, it should be like spotify and netflix etc where I can have multiple devices using the same service at the same time.
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9/18/18
Any plans on improving recommendations? Some machine learning magic maybe? Right now recommendations are really not good. Thanks!
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9/18/18
Hi guys, pretty pleased with the service so far - a couple of questions...

Why is there a delay in new content being posted on YTM? Often new albums/singles appear on other streaming services including Google Play Music way before ytm

Will 'playlist folders' be added whereby you can nest a bunch of playlists within separate folders?

What sorting options will eventually be available for the library?

Will we be able to search within just our own library of added music? Could this be extended to showing results within our saved playlists?

I know that 'your mixtape' exists - and works quite well - but are there any plans for the homepage to feature other playlists in a similar vein generated based on music in our libaries? for example, a playlist/station that selects everything in my library under the genre 'hip-hop' and creates a mix? if i remember correctly, the old youtube music app used to have something similar on the home feed and created great mixes using just user uploaded music available on youtube

thanks guys, look forward to hearing any responses you may have
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9/18/18
Are there plans to develop an Apple Watch, Wear OS, Android TV, Roku, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay & Apple TV app in the future?
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9/18/18
I use both Android and Apple devices.  I hope there are plans to allow Apple device users to purchase music from YouTube Music.  I know that is not the case (now) with Google Play Music on Apple devices which is very frustrating.
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9/18/18
Are you planning on putting out release notes so we actually know what's changed?
Are you going to keep pushing strict A/B testing on Android (90% still don't have audio quality controls in their settings)?
Are there any plans to make the YT Music team bigger to push new features more frequently?
When is Google Music going to get replaced by YT Music?
Any release date for our own uploaded music into YT Music?
How are you going to sort artists in the long run (Most popular songs from most artists aren't really their most popular songs)?
Are there any plans for a desktop client?
What's your current audio quality and what audio quality are you going to give in the long run?
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9/18/18
My list of questions are:
1. When will Google music playlists be ported over from GPM
2. When will the app be available for Android Auto.
3. Will there be recommendations similar to GPM, not just the "Hot List"
4. Can we subscribe to other playlists similar to GPM and Spotify
5. How can we share those playlists, or find them from other folks.
6. Can you provide a timeline of updates and features that are being built into YT Music.
7.  Is there any reasonable assurance that his project will not be like other Google projects in that it is    discarded after becoming popular.  Why should we continue to use this product?
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9/18/18
When will gapless playback work?
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9/18/18
Will smaller/unique features like "sleep timer" be added? I often listen to music before bed and want it to shut off. Have to use GPM to accomplish this. Also wish it wasn't so hidden in the UI/UX. Take a look at Pocket Casts, they make it front and center which is really appreciated.
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9/18/18
I really relied on the play counts on Google Play Music to tell if I listened to an album or song. Will this be coming to YouTube Music?

Another option, what about badges when someone has listened to an album in it's entirety? Or check marks.  I think this would be a neat feature.
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9/18/18
I still have to look at other websites to find out when new music comes out since the new release section is not very big. Are you planning on letting us scroll through all the new releases?
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9/18/18
Any plans of building a desktop app as good as Spotify's?
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9/18/18
When will we know about the transfer of our current music on GPM to YouTube Music. I have a lot of music that you cannot find on streaming services (VGM related) and I would like to know when we can expect those songs to be transferred to YouTube Music.
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9/18/18
Will the iOS app support Siri Shortcuts? Would be great to launch the app with Siri.
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9/18/18
  • Gapless Audio. Plans to implement?
  • Audio quality updates. Timeline?
  • Still official album gaps between YTM and GPM. Plans to address?
  • Bands playing Near You. Plans to transfer this feature?
  • Album/Song/Artist sorting and filtering. Timeline for organization features?
  • Media key controls on web?
  • Discover weekly esque playlist?
Suggestions
  • More awareness about when YTM curated playlists are updated. Add a column for dates added or something. Otherwise they seem static.
  • Album artists (aka multiple artists) listed in track info on desktop. Maybe composers etc too
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9/18/18
Sneaky of you to do this almost 3 months after release. ;)

Will there ever be more than one (offline) mixtape? I would like some that consider just a few of my favourite artists or specific genres.

Will there ever be Radios on the homepage like in GPM?
I know, it's only two more clicks, but it has some easy access appeal and a seperate section for them would make recommendations better if you only play radios. 
Also, any plans on being able to save radios as playlists?

Oh, and how about a section that shows me least heard tracks of my favorite artists?

Lastly and most importantly, how many of you visit the r/YoutubeMusic subreddit?
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9/18/18
Why does this song show unavailable? I have many more, unavailable, like it, in my playlists from youtube. Thanks,
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9/18/18
Are there plans to implement a Block Song/Block Artist function?
How much longer for Android to get the audio quality settings?
How much longer for Android Auto support?
Will we be able to see our device limit (since YTM has a 10 authorized device limit for download/offline/upload)?
Can we get a more concrete timetable for when library migration between GPM/YTM might happen?
Are there any plans for a YTM widget?
Can we get a cache while streaming option? 
If a playlist is downloaded, why does it still stream instead of playing the downloaded copy when playing it outside the Downloads section?
Library sorting options coming soon?
Are any efforts being made to make YouTube Music more stable when using it with Chromecast and Google Assistant? When can we play personal playlists in YouTube Music via Google Assistant?
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9/18/18
Dear YTM, 

I've got a couple of questions, so I'll list them as bullet points below:

  • How come new albums arrive much later on YouTube Music than it does on Spotify and Google Play Music?
  • Will the song recommendations improve soon? If so, how soon? Quite frankly it's terrible right now. I listen to indie music exclusively (lo-fi, indie rock, bedroom pop, darkwave, dream pop — you get the picture), but I keep getting terrible recommendations (think: Kanye West, Eminem, Dua Lipa)
  • When can we expect for our GPM playlists to be ported over?
Improvements:
  • I would like to be able to dislike artist so I never see them again
  • I wish the 'Hotlist' page showcased music based on my taste (I really don't care for TOP-40 music)
  • 'More from [ARTIST NAME]' should be removed from the homepage. I'm already familiar with the artist, so why show me? Utter waste of space
  • More frequent playlists. New Indie & Alternative hasn't been updated in a month. It's a shame, really
  • 'New releases' section on the homepage needs a drastic change. The recommendations are horrible. Worst I've ever seen. This made me switch back to Spotify for now.
Overall notes:

  • I'd wish for a better overall homepage, one that feels truly tailored to me, the user. In its current state, it feels too mainstream with its suggested playlists, songs, and albums. I want my homepage to be unique to me, no other streaming service offers this to its users — be the first one to do so, please.

    Many thanks, and good luck!
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9/18/18
Simple Question - When is the widget coming? I LIVE off of widgets and truly need this.
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9/19/18
Hello,

Please advise if we should be expecting any of the following features to be added:

- Personal play count
- HQ audio (higher than 256kbps)
- Ability to sort albums by artist, release date, date added to library by user or alphabetical
- Ability to sort artists in library alphabetically or date added to library by user
- Option to search “official” releases only
- Sleep timer
- Expanded page for “New Releases”
- Sorting music on artist pages by albums and singles/EPs
- Option to exclude videos from search results.  Many users like myself are only interested in the audio aspect of a music subscription service

If the above are not in the works, please consider adding them to YouTube Music.

Thanks.
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9/19/18
Hi again,

I forgot to bring up the issue of missing music.  I’m aware of the ongoing issues with labels withholding music, but there is a lot of music that are available on Google Play Music but not on YouTube Music.  Is there a reason for this?

I have sent feedback through the app indicating various albums that are missing, but nothing has been added.  Should I stop sending feedback through the app?  Is it a waste of time because it’s out of Google’s control?
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9/19/18
Here are my top priorities:

1. Loading times are annoyingly slow.  When I click on my library it takes a solid two or three seconds before anything pops up.  I have very high wifi speeds and I'm on a Pixel 2.  Spotify loads much faster.  Navigating should be quick and easy.

2. Support playlists from well known youtube channels like Cloudkid or TrapNation etc... Music discovery is the most important function of any music streaming service and YouTube has a leg up on most other platforms because there is so much unique content.  Help me find it in an easy and enjoyable way.

3. Better recommendations.  The Your Mixtape is fine, but I don't think it's enough.  I'd like recommendations for all only new releases, recommendations for songs I've never heard before, and recommendations for specific genres/categories of music I listen to in separate playlists.  The Your Mixtape seems to combine everything together along with music I already know, so it's not primarily a recommendation engine.  Also, the algorithm seems to mainly just recommend songs from the same artists that I have already liked -- I don't need YouTube to do that for me, I can just click on the artist profile if I want to hear songs from the same artist.

4. Player Design.  A few things. First, I would like an easier way to skip to the next track, such as swiping left.  Spotify had this, so does GPM and basically any other streaming service.  Second, when I click play on a song, I don't want the player to automatically take up the whole screen because then I have to minimize it if I want to keep scrolling.  This is also something that spotify and GPM did but YTM does not.  Third, I would like a way to skip tracks when the player is not expanded.  Both GPM and Spotify allow the user to swipe on the minimized player to go to the next track.  Finally, this is a little bit subjective, but I think that the expanding animation for YTM is way worse than both YT and YouTubeTV.  When you swipe up from the bottom, the name of the artist and song do not seamlessly expand out, and it is annoying.  In my opinion, the best option is YoutTube TVs animation from swiping up from the player.
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9/19/18
Why on earth does my offline playlist sometimes show thumbs up and thumbs down for some songs and not others?
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9/19/18
Hey! GPM user here and I have a few questions regarding YouTube Music.

1. Will we be able to add individual songs instead of entire albums?

2. Are we going to be able to add music to our entire library and not playlists? I know you can like a song but I like tons of small artists/parodies on YouTube that I don't listen to on the daily, so this feature doesn't work for me. 

3. Are we able to add artists to our artist section without subcribing to them? I'd rather not subcribe to artists that have passed. Furthermore I'm subscribed to small artists to support them but do not want them in the list of my artists, are we able to remove them without unsubscribing?

4. Will there be an "in my library" option added when searching up an artist? 

5. Will liked songs ever be in alphabetical order?

6. Are you able to add an A-Z bar on the right hand side when scrolling through your library of songs? I know it's available on GPM on iPhones.

Thank you
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9/19/18
Is there a specific place we should request tracks/correct artist information? Like many other's concerns, I have a couple lesser known albums I like that are missing on YT Music, but present on Play Music and some incorrect artist information. It's very inconvenient trying to make this your main music player without some of your favorite songs. Will the full port of that library happen any time soon?

Also, will the user facing update cadence increase going forward? I appreciate server updates with things like better recommendations being implemented, but I also would like to be able to sort my liked artists/albums/songs alphabetically in a AAA music player in 2018.
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9/19/18
Maybe you could compensate us by gifting us a free one-month subscription to YouTube Premium for our troubles. We, the community, are the backbone of this streaming service. Each and every one submitted valid points. Please consider.
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9/19/18
Often when playing a song in 'audio only' mode the music video version of the song will play. In some cases these have dialogue or other sound effects present in the music video but not the official track. Are there any plans to address this and play the correct version?
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9/19/18
Are there any plans to bring podcasts into the YT Music app?
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9/19/18
There are 556 songs in this playlist, but YT Music only displays 6. What's up with that?
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9/19/18
Are there plans to add full album credits information?
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9/19/18
I am infuriated with Google and the substandard way they have implemented YouTube Music and released it to the mainstream.  I had a perfectly great Google Play Music subscription where I uploaded all of my albums and also added albums from the Play Store, then YouTube music comes and my GPM library disappears.  Irritated I move to Apple Music but I am not overly happy with AM and begin the move back to GPM.  This is where the horror begins yet again....my library contains historical playlists that cannot be deleted on bulk, some of my old library reappears so I go to delete it and start again....It takes forever to delete.  There is no dark mode.....and I can go on.  I really love the Google ecosystem but I just can't help thinking that we as consumers are some how being mugged off by Google's inability to invest time and effort in doing this properly.  Google can I come and work for you and show how this SHOULD BE DONE?
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9/19/18
Is Google Play Music's play counter going to be added as part of the "feature parity" expansions? Love having the play counter on songs
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9/19/18
Search and watch history for YouTube and YouTube Music are still overlapping. When can we expect them to be separated?
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9/19/18
Will the smaller details from GPM like play counts and history-based recommendations move across to YTM when you activate transferring?
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9/19/18
Here are the issues I have with the current YouTube Music :

(a) You can't like or dislike songs when there's no data connectivity. I refuse to use YTM till this is added. Most of the time, I listen to music in the underground where there's no data. The fact I can't like or dislike songs is ridiculous.

(b) You can't save a queue of songs as a playlist

(c) There's no 'I'm feeling lucky' equivalent. My usual workflow in Play Music is : I'll play the 'I'm feeling lucky' station, save the automatically generated queue of 25 songs as a playlist, download the playlist on my phone, and then listen on the underground where there's no connectivity.

(d) Offline mixtape keeps playing the same songs over and over again. Once I've played a song in the offline mixtape, it should disappear and not play again for a while.

(e) When I'm outside my original country (UK), the app is totally useless. I can't stream or play songs.

(f) No mood, genre, or activity based stations. I don't want playlists, I want stations. Why are there no genre based stations? So surprising!

(g) No Chromecast capabilities in the web version

(h) No caching ability in the Android app. Play Music caches some songs when I start playing a station (I think around 5 songs). YTM doesn't cache at all.
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9/19/18
Why are so many songs that are available on GPM or YouTube not available on YouTube music? Is there a timeline they will be made available and is there some way we can alert you so you can make them available quicker. I've noticed specifically no Radiohead songs and only a couple of Interpol albums.
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9/19/18
Will there be a way to discern "community" music and videos versus "artists" . The mishmash is terrible. also it seems that GPM and the YTM syncing is going to be an unsuccessful venture.
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9/19/18
Has Google considered user centric royalty payments? I believe Deezer was or is looking into this. I think it would be a great opportunity for YouTube Music to break from the norm and set itself apart.
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9/19/18
Is there any information at all you can give in regard to how uploaded songs from Play Music will transition? Or, if you're unable to go into real specifics, can we at least get a confirmation that a transition is still being planned? I think a lot of the worry from current Play Music subscribers is that either songs won't carry over, or that there will be some kind of string attached to the process. Is there anything that can be said to allay those fears?

I would also like to mirror comments about Android Auto. It seems obvious it's got to be incorporated eventually, but is there a timeline?

Library sort via Genre seems needed. 

Speaking of Genre, being able to sort through the full library of playlists is something missing from Play Music. The discoverability of them is pretty good, and searching for a term ("jazz" or whatever) would return those playlist results, but it is nice to be able to scroll a list of all of them based on genre, mood, activity -- all of that stuff.
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9/19/18

1) When will you bring Gapless Playback, which is essential for those of us who listen to albums by bands like Pink Floyd  

2) When can I expect my Google Play Music cloud music that I own to come over? 

3) Will you add more features to Hotlist? Right now it's filled with music that I do not care for. It's a complete waste of space for me.

4) Can you add the ability to delete or hide bands or songs?

5) Can you add the album/EP view that Apple just added to Apple Music?

6) Would HD song quality ever be considered?
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9/20/18
Why does IOS get the features we want first? As a paying customer, I feel like a second class user. I'm paying you for IOS to get better updates. Plus, you still don't have a bunch of albums
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9/20/18
The lack of Android Auto support is staggering considering Google's ambitions with this app. When are you planning on adding that support?
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9/20/18
I've noticed that other music subscription services have a vast amount of music that is not available on YTM or GPM. 

Why is that? What is Google going to do to add missing music to YTM?
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9/20/18
I have similar questions that the others have (Android Auto, music selection, etc.), but also I noticed that the edited version gets played in my playlists randomly. Will there be a way to only have the explicit version of a song play? 

Additionally, will there ever be bundled pricing for subscribers of both YouTube Music and YouTube TV?
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9/20/18
If this is the basket Google is putting their eggs in for music, is there a reason we can have the Google Play Music app not be preinstalled on Android devices and install this one instead? It would definitely help with user base.
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9/20/18
The biggest issue with this lack of transparency.  You guys basically rolled out a half backed streaming app, that lacks many of the basic features of other major players and your own GPM,  and said trust us we are dedicated to this app and music streaming.  Given googles history in this space and with other apps (messaging) why should we trust that the success of this app is a major priority.  

If you want people to stick out this transition period:

-Be more open about current improvements you are looking to make for the next quarter. 

-Let us know when improvements are made even if they are server side updates. Side note - an employee mentioned you made some improvement to the radio feature.  Take another look at it because sunshine on my shoulders John Denver still shows up on 90% of my radio stations.  

-Provide monthly status updates (a simple on track or off track)

-Provide a list of the top (10, 20 or whatever) requests that you are considering for the next quarter or longer term implementation. 

I’ve been a GPM subscriber since day one and at this point have little reason to stick around much longer.
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9/20/18
Is compatibility with Sonos coming in the near future?
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9/20/18
Please let us sort the music we have saved alphabetically. I don't understand why this isn't in there already. I'll be unsubscribing tomorrow due to this not being included.
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9/20/18
When will the GPM to YT Music port occur? YT Music's UI looks amazing, but it's useless if I can't listen to the music I uploaded via GPM.
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9/20/18
What is the equivalent to the "radio station" feature of GPM in YouTube Music? I don't really want to listen to a rando's playlist, per se...
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9/20/18
Will YouTube Music retain GPM's MP3 locker and ability to buy MP3s?
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9/20/18
When are user-uploaded tracks going to be implemented?
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9/20/18
  • App shortcuts on Android
  • Restricted mode not blocking explicit recommendations
  • Home screen is a waste of space and seems to be advertising popular music instead of what I actually listen to
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9/20/18
I loved the sorting and filtering options available on Xbox/Groove music, would love to see Youtube Music have a robust set of sorting and filtering options.
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9/20/18
When do you see YouTube music reacting to Google Assistant such as Google play music does currently? If you ask Google play music to resume music resume play it does if you ask YouTube music to do this you get different songs or a different program all together. Also when do you see the high def music being able to be downloaded.
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9/20/18
HI YT Music! I have been a GPM subscriber since day 1. A lot of my questions have already been asked on here so I'm just going to highlight some features that I think would really help you guys compete with Apple Music and Spotify.

Playlists
  • Have the song limit of playlists be much greater than the current GPM song limit of 1,000. I would like to see be at least 5,000. Although 10,000 would be really nice.
  • Allow playlist folders (like Spotify)
  • Transfer all current playlists from GPM to YTM with songs staying in current order and without the loss of any songs during transfer (some of us fanatics take years to organize our lists!)
Allow songs in playlists to have available filters: 
  • Artist (alphabetically)
  • Song (alphabetically)
  • Album (alphabetically)
  • Length
  • Date Added to Playlist (like Spotify)
  • Song's original release date (currently not offered in Spotify, but you can 1-up them)
Official Songs vs. YouTube offered songs:
  • When searching songs, have the option to listen to the official release of the song (perhaps as the recommended song).
  • When listening to the official song of an artist- have the ability to listen to that song or watch the official music video of that song with a simple click of a button. (would be a huge advantage over Apple and Spotify!)
Miscellaneous Questions: 
  • Are you going to offer Music Locker like in GPM?
  • Will songs purchased and uploaded through GPM all be transferred over to TYM Library?
  • Will there be YTM store for MP3s or will the GPM store remain open for that?
Other special features to consider:
  • Offer comprehensive lists of most streamed artists and songs in the world - Similar to most popular in the world that Spotify currently has but more in depth, (perhaps with filters of genres or related artists).
  • Offer Concert info for each subscribed Artist in your library. For example have a separate tab listing upcoming shows available in your area from each Artist (like Spotify has at the top of an Artist page). You currently have something like that on the GPM Home tab but to have a list for every liked Artist would be much better.
I think I gave you guys enough ideas for now, haha! If you bring all of these ideas into fruition you'd be in great shape. Any response with ETA would be appreciated, Good Luck!
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9/21/18
I'm asking if I'm paid for this month how can I stop the relentless querying as to buying? The free? Trial how can I stop this time wasting bs this was the reason 12.00 was removed from my card now I'm certain to remove all excess funds to ensure YouTube doesn't double or triple dip like three months ago three times billed for the sole reason I left funds in account not this time dedicated card/account just to ensure 40 dollars doesn't get removed and still I've been asked to join help
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9/21/18
Android Auto? Love YouTube music but the lack of android auto... Apple music has Android Auto integration! Is this a priority or should I use something else for now?
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9/21/18
My music is set to only stream on Wifi but I have to access the downloads folder in order to play my music. Even if I'm listening to an album that I have downloaded it turns off when I lose Wifi. I have to filter through tons of downloaded albums and playlists. Will there be a fix for that?
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9/21/18
Any chance of having some widgets created for the android app with playback controls and playlist shortcuts?
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9/21/18
The new release section only shows 10 results. Any way to expand that?
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9/21/18
When our GPM data finally moves/transfers to YTM, will it "replace" what's currently in YTM, or "merge" with it? Basically I'm asking, if I start using YTM now, will my data from both services merge seamlessly, or would my YTM data be overwritten?
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9/21/18
Are there plans to integrate lyrics into YTM?
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9/21/18
I mainly use YTM on iOS to listen to Downloaded music here are some things I would like to see:

1. Have an Downloaded music only mode (similar to GPM has) that only shows Downloads. Sometimes when I am driving and am at an area with a bad connection, it takes a while to get to the Downloads page to load

2. Can you please have an option to automatically sync downloaded playlists.  I really like the YTM curated playlists, but it is a pain to have to manually sync them every few days

3. Can we have an option to Shuffle play all Downloaded music

4. Can we get the iOS App ported to Apple TV

Thanks!
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9/21/18
So I just got the low/normal/high/always high quality options in the app today, which is great, however -- The codec or format YTM uses vs GPM seems to completely different (GPM supports up to 320 Kbps MP3, and there seems to be a difference in YTM between the app and the web as to what format it's in). My question is: For purchased and uploaded music in GPM, will those files be transferred in lateral quality (regardless of codec)? Converted to something else? The vast majority of my music I upload I try to get at the highest allowable quality (320) and it would be a shame to have that downgraded.
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9/21/18
I got the audio quality options as well just now, but guess what, I'm out of the country so the app is absolutely totally ridiculously useless. I cannot play a single song, even the playlists I downloaded! The app is dead as a dodo.
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9/21/18
Will sound quality on Google Home be improved? As of now, it is significantly worse than GPM (I'm guessing, the same HE-AAC 128 kbps stream). What sound quality will be used while casting to a Google Home speaker or any other chromecast-enabled device?
When is Google Home/Assistant going to be properly supported? The list of available voice commands on the Support website is still the same as it was before May 2018.
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9/21/18
If you previously downloaded a playlist will the new audio settings work for that or will you have to remove it and download it once again?
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9/21/18
When are we gonna be able to see YouTube channels in YouTube music. The reason many people use YouTube for music is because they subscribe to promoting channels which release tons of copyright free music of up and coming artists. This is mainly electronic music, not being able to see all the channels I've subscribed to with all the new music I Wana see in the YouTube music app is a big let down.

These songs are released on a promoting channels with many artists released in a format of "artist - song name" it would be very easy to put that into the player for YouTube music as the artist name and song title.
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9/21/18
Some suggestions I'd like to see in the future:

- Return of the 'variety' slider that existed in the YouTube Music app before the UI update and rebranding to Premium. 

- Option to  toggle on/off comments for tracks.

- Ability to add an album to the queue.

-Sonos support.

- Ability to visit channels, as well as being able to listen to channels that are live streaming.

- The regular YouTube app now shows upcoming concerts near you, and I think this should also be implemented into the music app.

- Ability to browse playlists by mood or genre.

- Option to browse new releases more extensively.

- More auto generated playlists (like mix tape/offline mix tape) that cater to genre, discovery, new releases, etc.

- Option to receive updates via notification for artists I follow/ recommendations.

- Not sure if this is possible, but when toggling audio only or video it would be nice to have the entire playlist from that point on switch to either the official audio for audio only or available music videos if on video mode. Currently if I switch to video mode on a playlist already populated by official audio nothing changes. 

Thanks for fielding questions and taking suggestions!
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9/24/18
Will VEVO playlists become available on the YouTube Music app?
Currently I can only find them in the regular YouTube app (even the vevo ads in YouTube music direct back to the regular YouTube app)
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