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Spotify already has an API for a while now. It would be nice to see YouTube Music adding an API as well.

It would give users control over their music (Allow them to see what song is playing and allow to play, pause, and change music.)

Support for LastFM is already highly upvoted at the YouTube Music Help Community. With an API third-party apps like LastFM and Discord will able to integrate YouTube Music more easily.

Example of Discord showing the current song that I'm listening to:

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I agree, this needs to happen!
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This needed to be a thing 1 year ago
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YouTube Music has a lot of potential since it allows you to listen to non-label-tracks and has a lot of fan covers, mashups and concert clips. When it comes to amount of tracks I believe no other music streaming service can beat YouTube Music. 

But when it comes to functionality / user experience YouTube Music should take a look at Spotify and try to work on offering at least as much they do. So there would be no need for considering using Spotify.
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Thanks for the update
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Hello,

I'm truly sorry, but there is currently no ETA or timeline for the implementation of this feature. The team knows that this is something that many wants, but the focus right now is on core functionality in order to phase out Google Play Music.

Please sit tight - the Discord implementation would be awesome!

Yours sincerely,
Vegar Henriksen
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