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nikanico - Forget previous review...I love this app
Update: I figured I’d leave the prior review there to show how stupid I am... just don’t touch the screen so hard and those songs will move all over the place with incredible ease. I figured it out by accident.... moron moment over... love this app now more than ever... love love love
Look, I love this service because it has literally every song/cover/live version etc. of everything.... however, I spend all day making these playlists that I cannot rearrange!!!!!
I click edit, the equal sign (I don’t know what else to call it) appears on the left and I have to touch that thing like 87 times before I can get it just right so the stupid menu doesn’t come up instead. I HATE IT. It is literally so frustrating it makes me not even want to use the app.
I’ve had to resort to deleting things that I want to be at the end of the playlist and then adding them again just to get them to where I want.
Please please please fix this or make it easier or bigger or something. It’s literally a crapshoot on whether I can touch it just right so I can pull it up or down in the playlist.
I can’t be the only one this annoys. That would shock me to the core....
Kjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj - So bad
This is by far the worst app for listening to music that I have ever used. (And I have the paid subscription.) It takes a gazillion clicks to find my recent or commonly used playlists. I don’t get on the app to use mixes some rando made, I get on to listen to MY LISTS and to find new releases. Why do I have to click like five times to reach my playlists???? And even then it doesn’t show me the ones I’ve lost recently played, only the ones I’ve recently edited! The playlists are not sorted alphabetically. If I want to remove songs from a queue or move them to another playlist, it’s impossible to select more than one song at once—I HATE THIS ESPECIALLY. Such a basic and inexcusable oversight they’ve had months to fix. And if I’m already listening to a list I’ve downloaded and then I leave WiFi, it complains to me that it has no connection and needs to go to downloads, and makes me click through multiple times just to find again and shuffle the list I’m already listening to. Just awful. Also google play used to show me how many times I’ve listened to each song, and that’s what I looked at to find my favorite songs of the year. I don’t want a 2020 list they make for me, I want to make my own list! Why can’t they provide this basic thing that was already offered on google play? The web app is equally frustrating. I can’t believe we actually pay them to provide this abysmal level of service.
D. Comiskey - Inexcusably bad
I don’t even know where to start with just how buggy and unusable this app and YT Music is overall. It’s not a step down from Google Play - it’s ten steps down. GP worked flawlessly, you could edit metadata (like artwork), stream through your Sonos for FREE and it has/had a simple User interface.
YTM has none of that and it’s simply inexcusable. All they had to do was rebrand GPM and call it a day. Instead, we get an app that is so frustrating to use. Plug it in CarPlay and you don’t get a “most recent” screen like every, single other music app gives you. You have to manually navigate to what you want. If you want to start up where you left off before, you have to use the app on the phone and make at least 3 clicks to get to your recent album/songs.
It also doesn’t remember your playback settings. If you click on “repeat” for an album, it will usually stop by the second play. If you don’t have repeat on and you’re at the last song of an album, hitting the |> button won’t take you back to the first track. Again, that is just BASIC functionality.
If you want to stream your library through your Sonia system? Well, with GP it was free. Now? You have to pay for the 9.99/mo upgrade fee for YTM “Premium.” No thanks, Google. You don’t take away a free service and give us an inferior one as a replacement and have the gall to charge people for it.
CurtisL - Basic features are a failure
I truly don't understand how this app is rated so well. It fails in the most basic of ways, making using it a continually frustrating experience. When viewing Library by Artist, instead of showing the Albums by that artist like every music app ever, including Google Play Music, it just lists all the songs by that artist. "YT Music" and "Uploads" are separated when. Looking at your library, so you have to look in two different places to see all the content from a single artist. Loop preference does not persist between queues, so when you start a new album or playlist, if you want it to loop, you have to select that EACH TIME. You can view Downloads just fine if you have service, but if you're in a low service area, the app will just sit at a loading screen forever, blocking access to everything, unless you turn on airplane mode. It's a mess. The only marginal improvement on Google Play Music has been consistent album art when in offline mode (it'd just disappear in GPM for some reason). This app needs SO MUCH WORK and seems to have been designed by a team that has never worked on this type of app before, or simply doesn't get UX at all. Being forced to replace GPM with this is incredibly frustrating.
KatxIsxBack - Google Play Music converters will be highly dissatisfied
I have had nothing but complaints about this app since having to move here from Google Play. It's become such a chore to listen to my own music that it's completely put me off listening to it. I rarely use this app. I much prefer Pandora or other music apps at this point.
I want to be able to pick up where I left off in a song/album/playlist, hours/days/weeks later like I was able to in GPM. I don't want ads to listen to my own music. I don't want your suggestions added to my music. I don't want to be asked to upgrade to premium. I just want to listen to MY MUSIC. I also don't understand why buffer times are so much worse on here than GPM. I didn't have any issues with listening to my songs. But on this app, it takes a few tried for a song to play. Like it can't decide to load the song or something. I'm not sure. But it's annoying having to try to get the song to play multiple times before it will actually play. And then in the middle of a playlist, the song stopping for the same issue. Again, I will reiterate none of these issues occurred on GPM.
TL;DR: I miss Google Play Music.
Monolith Soundworks - Neat app, but a few improvements could be useful.
I give this four stars because it’s an amazing app, and I’ve been using it on my Lenovo / Google Home smart clock to fall asleep. As well as I like it, there are a few things that I would like to be added. For one, when I ask it to play a certain person or music company that I like, for example Waterflame, or Danimal Cannon, I want it to just play those songs. I’m tired of skipping songs to the point where I can’t even skip anything without a membership. Second of all, stop flooding your ads with membership advertisements! It’s annoying to me because imagine hearing after every single song: “Buy our membership!” And I would also like the option to not play certain songs, because after a while it plays lo-fi music or old school hip-hop, but I don’t want that to happen. Again, this is a great app, but these things are something that could be considered in the future. I look forward to using this more.
westopher718 - Missing Google play music
In all honesty I switched over to this app with a really open mind because I figured it would work about the same as Google play music. But I've been disappointed in certain functions. I mostly listen to my music while I'm driving so the download-only feature is really important. On Google, you could toggle your downloads on and off and then sort by artist if you wanted. I've noticed on this app that if you want to listen to downloads you can either choose one individual album or you can shuffle all of your songs. This is frustrating to me.
The other thing I'm not thrilled about is the really bad lag when I skip a song or two. And this is still if I'm only listening to my downloaded music so there is no reason for the app to act like it's buffering or whatever the problem is here??
I really wanted to like this app. I did. But it's got some pretty major issues and they had a long time to sort this out before making everyone switch over.
NathanFilz - Poor substitute
The company offered free music storage to its users, in exchange users agreed to allow Google to use the music they uploaded to build their music library. Google took note of similar artists a user might listen to and built their recommendation engine off of that data. They acquired competitors solely to put them out of business and eliminate the competition. They stifled innovation at every turn, and users kept quiet because they still felt the relationship was mutually beneficial. But as soon as Google had milked as much date from the users libraries as they could, they eliminated the service, and in its place coughed up this garbage that in no way is an equal substitute for what they killed.
Now if you want to listen to your music that you spent years cultivating and curating, you either need to pay up $150 a year, or listen to an advertisement after every single song, with no ability to cache music for offline play.
Are you an advertising business ? A music streaming company? A phone manufacturer? You can’t be all of the above and still prioritize the best interest of the customer.
•Kit Katt• - One “tiny” complaint
Ok, so this app is great if you just wanna listen to music, which I like to do. So I opened the app, and it asked my if I wanted to start my free trial. I said no, because I wanted to save it. Then I exited the app because I didn’t want to use it yet. So that happened yesterday, and when I went on the app today, it said my free trial was ending soon. I checked if I had Premium, and apparently I did. Why did it give me Premium? I didn’t want to use the free trial yet. When I had YT Music on my old iPad, it let me choose when I wanted to use the free trail. And the “Try Premium today” thing doesn’t have a exit button. The only thing you can do is press the button, or exit the app. Apparently both result in YT Premium now, so either it’s a glitch, or on purpose. Anyway, beside this wall of one complaint, the app is pretty good. I like how you can shuffle the playlist and it recommends you more songs. Well, have a good day.
Caster Shell - Content winner, though lacking some polish and features
Hands down, the most music of any service. If it's a song that was recorded by humans it's probably in here. And will at some point come across your station. End of the day that's what matters most to me for a music service. Exposure to content. That said, the app is missing a few minor convenience features present in other similar services. My biggest peeve, no Windows PC music only mode. I listen to music a lot at work and would prefer not to eat bandwidth for videos I'm not watching. While in power the app has no option to keep the screen on meaning I have to unlock my phone to thumb a song down while driving. And the most minor, no way to thumb down a song that's not currently playing, gotta stop playing the current track, start playing the other one, then thumb it down. Also, why no access to comments?
i6ix - I hate this. Google music this is not.
I was a Google music user, for years and years. Would have or not have subscription throughout, depending, but would always store my library online with it and use it.
This... is awful. Trying to play your music library is painful, so deep in menus, and somehow I always end up being pulled into some mode of having to hear either ads or other songs / artists I don’t care about.
Basically, this is the music app for people who don’t actually know anything about music. It’s for that guy who listens to “whatever” on Pandora. It’s not for people who like particular artists, or who have any love for albums. This service is a mess just like every other Google product has become over the years. Sad truth. Just wait until they abandon it.. because they always do that. Instead of fixing a few things on Google Music, they killed it and gave birth to this mess. I don’t need all this junk, I just wanted a music player. So, back to loading everything onto my device via iTunes I guess.
tke240 - Cash Grab
If you’re coming from Google Play and if you’re already paying for a Google Play subscription, then this app may be perfectly suited to you. If you’re migrating from the free version of Google Play, you’re likely going to be very unhappy.
The app seems specifically designed to annoy the user with as many roadblocks to enjoying their music as possible in order to force them into purchasing a subscription. The app will not run in the background without a subscription, so forget about using it in the car and having a gps running at the same time. Advertisements are played in between nearly every song, including music you already purchased. Often these would be video ads so if you’re on a limited data plan, that’s going to hurt. Downloading your music is a premium feature as well.
YouTube’s global head of music, Lyon Cohen, stated in an interview at SXSW “There’s a lot more people in our funnel that we can frustrate and seduce to become subscribers,” and it appears he’s making good on that.
Google Play generated income off me in their free service by playing ads on their radio, which I was fine with and presumably by taking a cut of the sale whenever I purchased an album from them, which I was also fine with. However, I won’t be bullied into paying for a subscription. I’ve transferred my music to another service and will not be purchasing further music through Google/YouTube which is a shame as I felt Google Play was really well done.
-/$728 - Not working when offline
I’m not happy about the behavior under unstable cellular environment or offline. This is really common when you road trip.
1. When I’m playing online music (my mix) and driving into non-cellular coverage area, the music stops and it stops forever. It should continue playing my downloaded music automatically without me touching the screen. It’s dangerous to do so while driving and I cannot easily navigate to the download page (see #2).
2. When I suddenly lose the cellular connection and I want to play downloaded music, I need to navigate to the “Library” page. However, the app somehow still thinks I have the connection and tries to load the page. The page is stuck in that loading circle forever and I cannot head to the downloaded music page. The only way to get around it is to kill the app, go to Airplane mode, go back to that page, and now you can see the offline version. It’s so ironic that you have to have real network connection to play the downloaded music.
LordBeard - This is my first review I’ve ever written on Apple
This app...it’s a lot. I mean I was forced to come to this app. Visually, I love the interface over Google Music. Having the videos here are cool. The mixes are usually better than Google Music as well, but that’s where it ends. The force closing is tragic. If someone calls or you enter the app back quickly it will close the app. Unlike Google Music, it won’t even pick off where you left. Why are playlists not in alphabetical order...what in the crazy town of an idea was that. You can’t even search for your playlist, like you could on Google Music, without turning up a ton of other results and never yours. I mean these are like basic functions, I don’t ask for much, I ask for what i had to be what I had. This app was out months before y’all made us switch. So the basic functionality of Google music was just bypassed. I’m upset. I can’t even go back to Google Music. It’s like y’all are forcing me to go Apple Music but all of my downloads, about 10,000, are here. Sigh.
Kenzie2004 - this app is great but
it could be better the “my mixtape” is just music that i went out of my way to find it music i have in my likes or downloads rarely is there new music in there that i haven't heard, along with that if my mixtape is supposed to be songs that i like and etc then don’t play different music at different times, in the morning it plays different music than in the afternoon and night which is okay but i like to hear everything and my morning music is the same as my night time and my afternoon music. Along with the play more music for me, if the new discover playlist or whatever it’s called is supposed to help me find new music it would be nice to make it more accurate I've never liked a song that played in that playlist and it’s not even the type of music i listen to and i’ll listen to anything. also it needs to be updated all the time not every Wednesday.
IStoppingPowerI - Why Did You Remove The Feature That Allowed Us To Find Remixes From The “More” Button?
(Updated On Exp) Starting to love this new look actually. I can see the songs I enjoy replaying come up well at the top section. What was great before was tapping a track that I’ll enjoy, and wondering - what would some remixes/covered/related tracks sound like. The older “more” button or what the current “i”/“Information” button had previously done this. It was awesome! I was hooked. I could find so many great songs from other artists/DJs and so on by finding a great hit, then tapping those buttons. Now those features aren’t to be found.
I don’t feel confident paying because I can get the same great hits/music from streaming services that I’ve never tried before. I was a student for all the time I’ve used it (1.5 years) as well - so I really do love the app! It’s harsh pressing the info button and seeing nothing.
Littlezeekers - So much buffering
I mostly listen to music while I’m working in the morning, I like to use the app because it does help discover music I would potentially like. My main issue with the app is every time I take out an AirPod to interact with another person it pauses my music and almost never picks back up. It try’s to buffer back where I was but I usually have to start the song over or just skip it. It’s rather annoying especially when it’s a podcast or a longer music playlist. Just seems like a big flaw that it can’t pick up where I left off, especially when I usually put my AirPod back in within a minute or two of taking it out. The only other issue is it plays a lot of repeat songs, mostly they’re songs that I’ve liked but I don’t discover new music by listening to the same stuff..
mantec82 - You tube music
It is awesome to pick out songs that take me back to the high school days of the seventies star. Football player and rock guitar was progressing rapidly into the mind blowing riffs we rock and rollers know and love I have many of the best guitar in the world in my head thanks to you tube music I can tell the guitar hero from the first phrase of there guitar I’m 60 now and the music of today well I know they are artists and all they never be a Eddie or Alex or jimi h jimmy thanks to you tube music they will live in my world forever long live classic rock thank you Eddie who is Van Halen and Alex you should all know in my opinion the greatest guitar player ever who he is you tube music keeps these guys will captivate-generations to come thx Tom c
julzzzzzzjo - Very frustrating app if you're coming from google play
They don't have as many clean versions of songs. Google play music had two versions of albums for many albums. Also you can play your downloaded songs only. Now you have to have Wi-Fi to get to the downloaded songs. It will eventually load but not easily without Wi-Fi which defeats the purpose. Also it does not keep track of where you were. I have to start at the beginning of my playlist and push shuffle every time and it always starts with the same few songs. So it's not random like it should be and then I have to restart it so I'm listening to the same songs over and over and over and that means on a playlist with 1100 songs. Editing playlists is very difficult as well. If I click thumbs down google play music would remove it from the playlist. Not this one. Many other issues. Weird we were forced to this app.
Christian369 - Love it.. except
Love everything about this app... except I’ve not been able to create a “new play list”, since I’ve had this account. Ever time I try, it says, “there was a problem with the server “. I’ve updated regularly, and have asked You Tube for a resolution more than once. NO ONE EVERY REPLIES !! I’d also like to be able to go back to the exact “app generated” playlist that I’ve been listening to for the past few days, after trying a different lineup. If I search for something new or tap on another song outside of the present list that I’ve been listening to. I can never return to the exact same lineup. Even if I go to “history”. The app always generates a different lineup of songs that’s compromised of some of the songs I’ve been listening to, but not the exact list.
grizzlemynizzle - It’s ok
Using this app since it’s replacing google play. I don’t like that it takes forever to connect to my Bluetooth it seems to always have a lag and the music buffers in the beginning too. I never experienced this with google play. Maybe the music videos are still loading in the background even though it’s on “music only” mode. I also really dislike that my music never picks up where it left off when I’m done. I have to manually go and search for my song every time I restart my car or anytime I come back to the app really. I’ve tried not closing the app on my home screen but it didn’t male a difference. Sometimes my playlists can get long and searching for a song toward the middle is annoying. I do like that I can find any song that’s on YT on here though, sometimes google play would not offer songs YT music has offered.
furhdab - Meh
I love the amount of music available! I came from google play music so this was great! My quips though and I hope these are changes that come along: my library doesn’t give me the ability to choose a letter and then get taken to that area, I literally have to scroll to let’s say the H’s... which wouldn’t be bad if I didn’t have over 3000 songs in my library. You can’t change the song when your phone is locked, you have to go into the app to do that and pause it. Also when you go to an artist’s page and click a song by them, it doesn’t just play their next top song it goes to a different artist that is similar and starts playing a song by them. And every time I remove a song from my que, the app forces you back to the top of the list and then you have to scroll back down to where you were.
killershadow115 - Can't customize anything
Alot of the recommended stations are just some main stream popular artist I never listen too. Let me add my own playlist or artist to my main menue play lists. Let me add or move wdgests around. And for crying out loud all the playlist have the same songs... Like if I click on a dubstep song or something why put something non related to dubstep there? Same with Nightcore or electro music.. let me make my experience with this app better by allowing me to change and move things around. I don't even scroll down because it's all garbage that I'll never click on. It's so sad that this app just get worse and worse. Now you added that song video thing when the old one worked perfectly fine. Now It randomly switches to video even if I selected song. I had a grate experience with this app for like 3 years but it's just getting worse and worse over that time
SometimesFish - SO AGGRAVATING!!
I downloaded the app and it very graciously gave me 2 weeks premium for free. I could download music and listen to it offline and it was add free. I was building up my playlist and towards the end of the 2 weeks I had about 50 songs downloaded and in my playlist. The end of the two weeks finally came and premium was gone. Here comes the problem. All my downloads were gone, you can only access them if u have premium. I was alright with that because I still had my playlist and could always use data. I go into my playlist and shuffle, the first song had an add. It was expected, but as I continued on I found that there is an add at the beginning AND end of EVERY song. There is an option to skip after 5 seconds but I don’t want to be pulling my phone out every few minutes to skip an add. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN ENJOY THIS WITHOUT HAVING TO BUY PREMIUM. Thank you for reading my rant on why you shouldn’t download this app. Have a great day!
WITH LOVE... - Good Google Play music transfer, other things to improve
I’m super happy they finally allowed the transfer of our Google Play music playlists, but using this as my main music app is going to need a few improvements if I’m being honest. First, the app can be glitchy when loading info the current song playing, and sometimes I have to close the app fully to get it to work. Secondly, if you are going to have a feature of having lyrics built into the app, please update it to where you know any song made within the last 30-40 years at the minimum will load no matter the genre or artist, no matter how popular or not the song is (in it’s current state it feels like a beta rather than a fully released music app.) I enjoy it overall but am looking forward to improvements moving forward.
Minorly Disgruntled - Great Concept - Terrible Execution
I honestly had high hopes for this app, but in the end it was just a major let down. The music selection is great, but everything else about the app is there to make sure you can never actually listen to the music. Most songs will stop after 10-30 seconds and restarting the app won’t fix this problem. It will happen often, randomly, and unpredictably. Also, one you pause a song and leave the app it loses it’s memory. So let’s say your on a road trip and stopped to get gas, when you get back in the car you essentially have to restart the entire playlist you were just on. Individually these problems aren’t terrible, but combined it is the absolute worst. Which is really upsetting considering the content on here is actually amazing. Overall, only use this app if you’re at home and don’t mind consistently trouble shooting. Not an app for on the go people with busy lives.
Manfredo94 - Okay but missing some key features.
I really like the app but there are two things that I truly miss from the Google Play App.
Number one being the option of scrolling through the alphabet on the right side in order to find a song in my library faster. I used this scrolling feature so much it was easy to scroll through songs. Also, whenever I do scroll through my library, it would lag and take a while to load my library. It’s understandable since I have a big library, but Google Play didn’t give me that issue.
Another thing I really miss is the sleep option. I would love to listen to music to fall asleep to, but I don’t have the option to have the app automatically stop like Google Play did.
Fixing these issues would make me give the app a 5 star.
LaurenTheLaw - Dude Waht
I really enjoyed this app. . . Up until recently.
See, with the past few updates, it getting harder and harder to find the music I like.
It recommends different versions of a song I like, but I don’t want different versions, I just want to listen to the song the way I like it. Be it faster tempo or otherwise.
Also, first page I see when I enter the app now offers less of the things I’m interested in.
While my favorite songs are cramped in a corner all together, a bunch of things I don’t care about take up the entire screen.
I don’t want to listen to ‘New Releases’ or ‘Hottest Country Albums’ because that’s NOT WHAT I LIKE.
The music I want is shoved in a corner under ‘your favorites’.
SURE, those are TOTALLY my favorites and not just DIFFERENT THINGS ENTIRELY.
I don’t even know what half of the stuff recommended to me are!
I had high hopes for these few big updates, but all I see is failure to pander towards the audience.
Please, staff. I know there is a low chance of someone reading this, especially since it’s a negative review.
Please give me back the app that I loved! Instead of just calling random music you’ve thrown at me ‘personalized’, just go back to the way you were.
This isn’t difficult. All you have to do is take away the new bad stuff, and replace it with the old good stuff.
Sincerely, An unhappy customer
RettopMK - Downloads are a pain
A decent app for music if you live and work in an area with good signal. I rely on downloads and the download feature in this is a mess. Switching from one phone to another isn’t as seamless as it should be and you have to go and download each song individually as it come across your playlist. Can get time consuming and irritating. There is no way to download your entire music library at once. Only “liked” songs and playlists. And even then my liked songs won’t download at once. It gets stuck and the majority of the songs are left waiting to download. Checked all my WiFi settings and allowed space and it’s fine. Apple Music and google play music were the better apps by far. I have had this app on a Note 10 and now an iPhone 11 Pro and it’s the same issue across the different systems and slightly worse for apple.
Tiny-Dez - I’m disappointed
I’m very disappointed because this was going to be my favorite music app. I was going to delete all of my other ones but something happened (I guess it upgraded on its own or something) and deleted all of my downloads and said that if I want to download in music I have to have a premium subscription. I will go to listen to my music and then I want to listen to it while my phones not completely onward just like a black screen or ask out of that app and go to a different app I’m still listening music but it won’t let me anymore. It was great up until the part where I can no longer listen to anything unless I’m on the app. This app is great if you want to listen to it for a couple of weeks and then have to pay for it but other than that I would not recommend!
kcchiefn420 - Just falls short
This app has a lot of potential and I’m not sure who decided to have it work the way it does but very simple things this app doesn’t offer is holding it back so much. For instance if I click add song to queue it makes so much more sense to add said song to a new list that starts after the current song playing not at the end of the shuffled playlist which can have hundreds of songs in it. Adding to a queue means you want to listen to it next or at the least soon. And why for the love of god is it almost the end of 2020 and this app doesn’t support the ability to remember the shuffle and replay settings when you come back to the app. I mean such simple things like this are littered through the app and are holding what has potential to be the best music streaming app back from the top.
TL:DR Fire whoever your app dev is cause they are trash.
Go MArk - Saved items keep don’t update automatically
Please, if I have a playlist synced in “saved items” it supposed to update (download automatically) all the new tunes which I put on the same name “online” playlist, but it never uptade itself, the only way is deleting the playlist (in saved offline) and download all the way AGAIN to get sometimes just 3 new tunes I must to download like 3 hundreds tunes in order to keeps up-to-date my offline same name synced playlist. I’m thinking to cancel my subscription only because this, it already bugging me a lot. Second thing the music VIDEOS in a playlist synced to play offline some of them just play the music sound, if I created a Music VIDEOS playlist it’s supposed to play ONLY VIDEOS in all of musics which i put on it, not just a few aleatory (p.s: off course I added the video option when I did the prior search). TKS
Alex Lerman - The revamp changes everything.
This is a great app, has the absolute biggest library(YouTube), option for video and all of this is just the early access version! Very excited to see what the future updates bring with them. Few complaints are: Remove the swipe to delete from playlists, or make it harder to trigger, like requiring a double swipe. This was an issue in GPM, still an issue here. Also add shuffle and repeat buttons on the play screen and the ability to add whole albums to playlists. Other than that, keep up the good work and keep expanding the official library, as it’s missing big albums like Stoney by post Malone and 4 your eyes only by J Cole and so on.
nopicnic - Good app but bugs with last updates
Hands down, this app has the most music. Nice to be able to listen to lesser known artists, covers, live performances, etc. Editing and sharing playlists on the app is really easy. One peeve of mine is that it has an option to download songs, but if you are out and have no cell service - you can’t open “library” to access “downloads” without needing internet - they should have an icon for “downloads” separate from “library” that opens right away without internet. Since the last update - it’s hit/miss with the app staying on. Before, you could lock your phone and the music would still play. Now it feels like you have to remember to trigger/wake the app to keep it on.
i55rex - Seems Legit
Been using YT Music for about a month now and I’m pleased 100% so far! The My Mixtape section is great; I’ve had it play several songs that I love but hadn’t listened to in a while (oh the nostalgia). There are only a few glitches like how the app responds sometimes but not anything irritating to me in the least (some slow response times that last half a second). I know they are still working some bugs and kinks out, but I’ve yet to have the app crash on me since I’ve been using it. It’s my #1 go-to when listening to music on my phone whether I’m at home or driving. Can’t wait to see what new additions we get in the future!
Danku Coris Chi - Giving it four stars will change if app changes this.
I want the app to change the premium version I want the app to where I’m able to play it off the app it’s frustrating cause I wanna do other things and if I turn my phone off then woop the music turns off I don’t like it at all and u ask for a lot of money when using the premium since that I never bought it
It would be fine if u could let us listen off the app that way we could do other things on our phones it’s fine if u add ads skip turns or something but u need to a least let us listen off the app that’s all and I will change this rating to a five star when that is fixed anyway
I hope u get this and change it have a nice day...
Nymjy - One thing...
So I really like this app because it almost reads your mind with the songs you want to listen to and I like that it gives you the option to watch the music video that goes with the song. The thing is (and I’ve seen complaints about this in other reviews), when you first get the app it asks it you want a free trial for premium. A lot of apps do this so I wasn’t too surprised but anyway I didn’t want to use mine, or at least not yet. So i just pressed the little “x” so I could go on without the trial but when I opened the app like a minute later it told me that I was currently in the free trial even though I’m 100% sure that I pressed the “x.” So ya, that’s pretty much my only complaint. Otherwise it’s a great app. Thanks for reading!
sanaya1201 - Stoped working the same
When I first downloaded the app I loved it because I could make my own playlists and it was always recommending me new music and artist and was always up to date when artist released new music, however I’ve had the app for a couple of years and I noticed that it started to say “song unavailable” and at first it was a couple of songs and I thought it got removed because some were songs I Hadn’t listened to in a while, however today I go on the app to listen to music and over half of my playlist with songs says song unavailable and when I tried to remove it and re- add the song it wouldn’t allow me to do so. I’m sad because I love this app, but I heard it happened to people with a premium account as well, so unfortunately I have to find another app to listen to music on in the meantime. Please fix this!
EdG70 - Good but...
Been using the plataform for almost a year. It’s good but could have some improvements.
Some of the songs are not recorded at the same volume so that creates a fluctuation when listening causing you to constantly adjust the volume. Second there’s no way (or at least I haven’t found it) to arrange the downloaded music into files in order to listen “offline”. Because you can have files, but they won’t play unless you are online. Offline you can arrange the songs in a “play next” but it won’t stay like that when you close the app. I would appreciate if someone tells me how to do this. Because I would like to have a “working out” file or “reading” file to listen offline.
Rahee.khan - I like the App, but...
I often cast music from the App on my Sony TV. Whenever it is connected to the TV, overall App behavior becomes different, here are few examples:
1) When I play from my downloaded list, it does not follow the list itself. Depending on what song I select to play from the downloaded list, the queue becomes random with songs which is not in sync / order with my list
2) Moving a song up / down in the list also doesn’t work well, if I try to drag a song from one position to another, and I hold down for longer than 2-3 seconds, the drag auto releases, and scrolls back to where I originally started the drag from
3) Switching between Song / Video on the top bar is very slow, and sometimes reverses my choice, I have also seen a song being paused when attempting to switch to/from Song / Video
Besides this or when just using the App without being connected to the TV, it works great, just wish the integration was smoother for my particular scenario
Using iPhone 11 Pro and have auto-update on for Apps, and the TV is brand new Sony, so everything is relatively up to date on my side
kaiaT^T - Missing albums
The app is okay. I transferred all my music over from google play and I expected a better experience which was met half way. While it has its benefits there are a lot of down sides.
Some artist pages are literally missing albums. For example Steven universe which has some of season one album in its top song list but you can’t find the album anywhere on their page. I also have another album from Steven universe which also isn’t on the artist page and when you click -go to artist- it takes to to the same page where the album literally does not exist. Another problem I have is I get notifications of artists that I have not subscribed to. I can get notified of their new songs but not the ones that I am subscribed to.
exe error 666 - No new songs, not worth the money for membership
No good song recommendations, all it does is play your like songs over and over, and then finally when you get a new song it usually not a good one some weird type of stuff that just isn’t worth the membership, and to top it off you shouldn’t need to pay to have music in the back ground I should be able to have my phone off without a membership, honestly if they did that it would probably bring in a lot more people so that’s an idea and if no one likes it to bad this is an honest review and this is only my opinion not anyone else’s but it’s not a good music app, unless you have money, and even then it’s challenging to find new and good songs, which is just a pure disappointment., edit: changed from 3 star to 1 star app is to frustrating, this is just ridiculous if I could would give a .5 star if possible
mathiashurtin - 2 complaints
1.) I am tired of my music player always swiping down automatically without me swiping down and interrupting or changing my music as I’m skimming through songs. This has been doing this for over a year since I had my iPhone 6. I thought it was my phone but this is an annoying bug that needs to be fixed.
2.) I also noticed that when I’m scrolling though a list of songs that it lags and freezes which is very annoying considering I’ve paid $15 a month for it for over 4 years.
Aside from these problems, everything else is good and I would otherwise recommend it if it wasn’t so buggy. Hope you see this and will make improvements soon. Thanks.
minceem - Issue with Bluetooth Performance
So overall the app works quite well, but there is a small bug when trying to play over Bluetooth or with Apple CarPlay. When selecting a song, the song title and artist shows, but the album doesn’t come up. The album title only displays if you change to the next song. Also, if you decide to start a song over, the song length will not reset, so if you start a 4 minute song over at the 3 minute mark, the clock will continue rolling, so you could be displaying 6 minutes of song time for a 4-minute song. These are obviously not issues affecting playback, but it’s enough for my OCD-self to notice. Should be an easy enough fix to implement.
Timacon - Great app but room for improvement
I love music and listen to it most everywhere I am that I can and your music library far surpasses any I’ve seen! I wish there were a few improvements that I’ve also heard others mention and those are being able to remove a song from the music que without having to wait till it plays and wish there was a way to indicate some artists I can’t stand so they don’t sneak in amongst my jam!
I also wish the app was visible on the lock screen when I’m connected to my system via WiFi the way it is when I’m connected via Bluetooth, why is there a difference on how it functions?
A few tweaks by listening to your users and it would be the perfect music app!
5-6-7-8-Nyna - Downloaded songs...?
Ever since this update 2 days ago, my downloaded songs have disappeared. I can access the full albums I’ve downloaded, but the dozens and dozens of random songs I had downloaded that were in they’re own little “downloaded songs” album/playlist/whatever are gone. I can access my liked songs, but those are different, I didn’t thumbs up every song I downloaded and vice versus. I want my album/playlist of downloaded songs back! Sometimes I want a mix of stuff, besides the offline playlist of 20 songs that the app has put together for me. I love this app. the $ I pay for the amount of music I can access and download is awesome...but I want to be able to download everything I’ve downloaded again! Please!
Atheimum - Not user friendly or reliable
We use music in our kids rooms at night to help them sleep and muffle the household sounds. We loved google play. Unfortunately this program has been less than reliable or easy to use. It isn’t compatible with many older devices, so we were forced to upgrade the phones that sit on a shelf and play music. Stupid. The app stops playing randomly through the night. I have to restart the music, which is on repeat, but still stops. Its only played through 4-5 times since we were forced to switch. The repeat button is only available when the phone is in landscape, so when music cuts off i have to take the phone off the speaker, find repeat, then put it back all without waking a sleeping child. Not fun at 2am. These problems need to be fixed asap. Absolutely crap.
Luke¡ - Fix this
I love this app I have been using it for over a year now as my main music streaming app. It has been flawless in my mind ever since they made the update to download playlists offline. That is, until recently. Recently, about every fifth song that plays, wether it be from one of my playlists or a search, doesn’t load. This is extremely frustrating when I have to skip all of these songs which will never load and just skip constantly. It turns a 100 song playlist into only 30 minutes of actual music streaming. Please fix this bug it has ruined the app for me and stops me from listening to a select portion of all of my playlists.
~I_Don't_Know~ - Issue
Okay, Idk how long I’ve used this app but I have for a little bit, and the only two issues are that, when I’m trying to add music to a new playlist sometimes I would make the playlist before hand, knowing I needed to add music to it. But I usually need to make a new one when I click add to playlist, because the one made before doesn’t show up on my list of playlists. Honestly it’s not that big of a deal but today I was trying to add music to a playlist but the playlist didn’t show up at all, no matter how many times I made it before I chose the song or when I made a new playlist after I chose the song and clicked add to playlist. Those are really the two main things but the first ones not that big of a deal.
digitaldelete - barely usable on iphone 8 running latest OS
this is the only music service i use but it’s honestly a shame at how bad it is. on my iphone 8 it is just miserably slow. if i want to hit next song, i’ll go and open the app and it’s still on the screen from 5 songs ago. i have to then wait for it to load to hit next. also you’ll get to use the media buttons on the lock screen like 20 percent of the time. same thing is you swipe up, good luck using media buttons to pause already playing music. lastly i absolutely hate its integration with my google home. again you’re stuck with the slowness of the app to get next or pause. now it’s even worse, if i want to change the playlist from my phone, i’ll go ahead and open the app which pauses the music...just from opening the app. the only fix is to hard close the app, reopen and reconnect to the home.
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Dat $W4GG3R doe - Exactly what I’ve wanted for a long time
This app is exactly what I have been looking for. It’s perfect! Except, some songs randomly disappear from my playlists? I’ve tried adding the songs again and they’re yet again, not in the playlist. If this were not to happen the app would get a perfect 5 from me.
DumbBunny - Frustrating and Awful Downgrade
A major step back from what was already a pretty poor user experience in Google Play Music.
(App reviewed on iPad)
I get that the experience of enjoying music is largely subjective and that people all have varying expectations when choosing a music player. With that in mind, where are literally any of the customisation options? I can’t do anything to make this work better.
I don’t need the ‘Home’ or ‘Explore’ tab, let me turn those off permanently. If I want to add music to my library, I can use the search feature at the top of the screen.
Allow me to go directly to album view in my library like a normal music player. How about some view/sorting options in albums? These things have been standard for many years. Using a nice big tablet screen to show a tiny list of albums, sorted A-Z (like a crazy person. No way to sort albums by artist? Really?) crammed against the left side of the screen so you have to scroll and scroll...
App music players have been getting worse and worse with fewer options year on year and this is the culmination of all that degradation. You’re Google, you’re supposed to be good at this stuff.
Added a star because the actual ‘now playing’ screen is pretty good and addresses problems I had with GPM.
RobMorganAU - Don’t be evil??
Yes, whatever happened to that slogan. I have no doubt that the transition from Google Play Music to YouTubeMusic makes complete commercial sense within the hallways of Google/Alphabet grand headquarters. But the coerced nature of this shift (including the delivery app and the way that music is navigated, managed and played) is an ugly outcome for those of us who invested time and money in the GPM ecosystem. Google could have readily adapted and transitioned the existing GPM music app to the YTM music library (the ostensible rationale for the move) but instead chose against this minimal impact strategy. The YTM user experience inevitably embraces google’s ability to push additional content recommendations - in our best interests of course (not). Well, now it’s done, and you’ll need to make up your own mind how much you’ll trust google with any other current and future product offerings.
NQJess - Good but for the repeats
I love this app but I find I have to give some songs a Thumbs Down at times because it just wants to play them over and over, twice or more every day. E.g. 500 Miles. Some artists (e.g. John Denver) you ask for one track and then every auto play list you ever start again will end up with most of his songs, despite not asking for another of his songs.
Ask to start a play list with a rock or pop song and within a few songs you’re listening to Country music again. It’s all good music but too much of a good thing...
Maykahla - Why do you have to pay exactly?
So I get the paying for the no ads thing but paying so you can go off the app is pretty annoying for me. I’m not able to pay for it because I still live with my parents, and a 3 hour drive while stuck in between two little brothers is annoying especially when their screaming is all you can hear. Overall it’s okay but I don’t really get the use if you have to stay on the app while listening to music.
Mz GaBbaNa•• - All your ads has added up in my bank account!
I have been paying for the top subscription once a month for over 6 months and I still have advertising would have but I have paid too much adding it all up now! then clicking subscribe for no ads then login in and it says your already subscribed to your account! No sh#!! But in fact I think you have given me more ads.
You constantly take my money but you never take away the ads.
Please refund all of my subscriptions. I think I’ve been loyal to the point of your just taking my money for granted. And I’m sure you will miss it!
Jonny1$4U - No subscription feed :(
Please just add a subscription place so we can know when our favourite artists post. The new releases section just promotes new-ish releases from pop artists and not artists that I’ve subscribed to. If I want to find new releases from artists I’ve subscribed to I have to go through their profiles 1 by 1 and it’s so time consuming. If they did something like replace the explore section that nobody uses with a subscriptions section it would really make my day :)
Rohan barot - Happy but not satisfied
I am quite happy with the app over all.
Have been using the app for quite a while now but I still want improvement when it comes to song suggestions when I pick one song and most of the times the songs that are repeated after that are quite same I wonder if we can get more combination of similar songs that belongs to same genre that would be good.
haydenlewis95 - Offline Playback Useless
Great app but with the latest update offline play is pretty much non existent. Every time you open up the app, it always has to ‘sync’ the offline playlists. Even when this is done and everything is downloaded, when you have no connection the app is useless, not even downloaded playlist will play until you establish an internet connection!
FuriousFajita - Great but...
Almost perfect, but there's a few issues with the offline components:
-The app checks your downloads are up-to-date every time you go listen to them, which takes FOREVER if you have a lot of offline music. It takes about 5 minutes in my case.
-It would be nice if we could organize albums/songa by genre, artist, etc. instead of getting one big list.
cshell68 - Great Music all the time
I can download or just listen to anything I can think of. My entertainment is never interrupted as I prefer to pay a membership fee. I download music I want for on the road and never have to worry about the internet dropping out. It took me a long time to sign up and I wish I had done it sooner.
smcisaac - Love it but would like to see a feature added
Would really love to see more support for Apple Watch and be able to (have the option) to stream from the watch. Eg. When going for a run being able to leave your phone behind and just rely on the watch for music. Yes you might increase your data use but here in Australia that’s not really an issue
michael110029384756 - Puts hated songs in favourite list with no way to remove
This is what happens when they remove the don’t be evil clause.
Also, after migrating from Google play music there’s no I’m feeling lucky button anymore and it’s just playing the same songs. Hard to find new songs based on my likes compared to before. Can’t just tell it to play some music. Much worse experience now.
And another thing, why force us into a video app for music if there is almost always no video, and when there is it’s absolute garbage quality?
ozcybergod - Great but
Guys, the ability to chill to just music, with a near endless choice, or watch a music video, when stoned 🙃, is brilliant. The only ask is, while in landscape mode on iPad Pro 12.9, going from full screen to windowed and showing video list, it reverts to portrait, which the requires picking up iPad, annoying after a few times.
But the interface and GUI are perfect. Well done!
Problems plus - Dale Doughton
I love my music. My daughter told me not to get it. That I couldn’t afford it on disability pension. It brings me so much joy. I need to learn how to work it a bit better, so it players my most favourite played songs in a row. Otherwise thank you. Why doesn’t it play my favourite songs in a row. Where can I go to learn how to use it better. Thanks
C.G6 - Good app
Over all good app but I’d like to see the option to rearrange the songs into different order even after been downloaded & would also like to see the option to download albums but have them go into the download section instead of a seperate section I find going into the album & downloading the songs one at a time quite annoying if there is many songs in the album
Amzonjdjsjsjsdjsjs - If it’s alright could you...
This app has amazing quality although there is some thing I wish you could do. The thing is I’m trying to find a app where I can listen to music while playing something for free. Whenever I do this finding apps I cant seem to find one like that.
beetlejuice88 - Multiple Offline playlist plz...
Awesome app with every song you want. Only thing i would really like to see is multiple playlist for downloads when your offline. Atm all songs will go in 1 playlist which is annoying when you want a particular genre at the time.. other then that awesome app with no issues 👌🏻
Ahiadb - This could be a game changer
I only do give it a 2 star because if you have to pay monthly to listen to music while using other apps or listen to music offline then you might as well not get the it would be the dream app everyone is looking for if you could use those options for free.
So basically if you don’t buy the month fee your just listening to music while still on the app
P.s i basically gave you your best experience option there
marshamallow37 - Apple Watch improvement
I think the app should have better Apple Watch interaction as there are a few bugs I have noticed. I think it should have an Apple Watch interface to start playing music without touching your phone. Other than this love the app, great playlists.
80% is not enough, IT guys! - Another untested release.
Each new release has more problems. Now I can no longer randomly play all downloaded songs. Seems a pretty fundamental feature. All it will do now is just play a single album. Also downloaded songs can’t be played unless you have network coverage. Kind of defeats the purpose!
update: Got to the bottom of this. It seems the downloaded songs periodically get deleted or at least inaccessible. Again, defeats the purpose!! You are losing me as a customer.
iPod touch 1234 - Black screen
Sometimes when I open the app I just get a pitch black screen and can’t do anything. Never used to happen and very annoying when it does. To fix this I have to reset the app which I don’t like to do because I very highly love the mixtape feature in this app where it picks songs you might for you. If I reset the app it removes the mixtape playlist which I don’t want to do. Please fix the issue.
_ask1987_ - Worst iWatch app
Probably the worst iWatch app. The song does not sync on app in real time. Takes forever to start the app always stuck on getting playlists screen. Doesn't detect song being played. Volume up down has a lag, that makes it harder to set optimal volume.
Azz156 - Drains battery
Over all I like this app but when I’m in a area with no reception or I have my phone in airplane mode my battery will completely drain within 2 to 3 hours. Is this a bug or is there something I need to turn off in the settings?
Debna40 - It’s good but...
It’s an amazing app. But I keep having this issue, where I play my downloaded music and I’ll lock my phone and it will stop. Now keep in mind that I have payed for the months subscription so it should be able to play while the screens locked. But no, it keeps stopping.
TramoJ01 - Awful
I hate the fact that I was made to use this application. I loved the Google Play Music app. It had everything I needed. It’s bad enough that many popular songs are not available in Australia due to draconian licensing laws, now I have to use this insufferable app as well. If you wanted to do Apple Music a solid... congratulations.
Anita.rogers2004 - disappointing
i loved this app until about 30mins ago when i found out the new update won’t let me play music unless i am in the app and ads are now included before every song. I absolutely swore by this app and loved every bit of it until now, smh i’m so angry
yo_mumma6836369 - Just glitches
It was so good at first I was signed in for premium and it was great but it just started doing this sign in error where it just flashes it and I can’t even enter the app. I’ve tried everything to fix it like deleting and reinstalling and restarting my phone, can someone please tell me how to fix it I really liked the app. I would give it a five star ranking if I can fix it
AuZZie-Radish - Offline playlist
The app is great but you can’t have a playlist offline you can download music into your downloads playlist but you can’t sort your music into playlists to listen offline eg. having a playlist for rock and another for rap won’t work offline you should be able to have more playlist options offline so you can have different playlist for offline music
Nanny KK - Music for the whole family
A family of 5 with kids ages between 3-17 years mean we all like to listen to very different styles of music... this music service is great for that. Quick and easy to use for novice parents too!!
Stevo's Opinion - Repeat will not stay on
The only issue I have with the app is that I have to manually set a playlist to repeat everytime I open the app and play a playlist. It disengages the repeat feature everytime the app is closed. All frustrating, especially when I'm driving, music just stops playing!
Anthajavajav - Good app but has some serious issues
Overall, a great music streaming app.
The algorithm is no where near as good as Spotify’s, but over time I can see it improvising obviously.
The app is generally very buggy however.
Anytime you unlock your phone and have the music running in the background, the entire app either crashes or stops playing all music. It’s so annoying...
boongaboonga69 - Frustrating
When I first got this I loved it and couldn’t flaw the app; but now it’s changed through updates or whatever and now the information part will close without interaction and most of all the lower part that has rewind, play/pause, skip, timeline thing, etc is repeated on the album cover/video part and restricts giving the song or video choice..., it was better for me before
hybakdjehaja(farouq) - Please help me !
Hey guys, i need your assists. I just changed my phone today and dowloading every stuff from my old phone to my new phone including this app. And i had subscribed to this app before but after i changed my phone it asked me to subscribe again. Im just afraid that i will subscribe it twice. Looking forward for a reply. Thanks!
$$$dj$$$ - Good but the latest update broken most of the songs
So ever since the latest update has come out I can’t listen to most of my music it’s just flickers and won’t play anything so I have to miss so much music not happy
mbrcknl - App forgets what I was playing
If I pause playback and lock the screen, this app is very likely to forget the song that was playing, and all the songs I had queued. This is quite annoying. It happens especially often if I'm streaming, and playback is involuntarily paused because I walk into an area with poor mobile coverage.
I have similar problems with some other Google apps.
Bokkani - Good but needs improvement
There buckets of good things but I’ve noticed that some of the song even claimed to be original slightly out of tune sometimes.
Some of the functionality inside the app should be raised to get.
For instance play from download as default would be great option.
Harbs33987 - Doesn’t allow you to cancel subscription
It has a bug or glitch you can’t cancel premium subscription it just loops back to manage subscription screen. I can see subscription in google account but when you hit cancel it just loops back to manage subscription in app. Try to cancel in PayPal same issue. Can’t cancel it has hundreds of complaints on community app help same issue. At the moment a complete scam. Please fix it. I will be raising payment dispute with paypal
keiran8 - Great app although one flaw
When downloading music, all downloaded tracks go into the folder called downloads rather than its own artist folder, this only works if you download the whole album. I only have 16gbs and can’t download a heap of albums but have quite a few single songs.
koifishtigerjoog - Was working well not to long ago but the shuffle feature is not working any more
When you hit shuffle on any playlist it just plays the same songs every time and it’s always the last few that have been added to the playlist even the my mix plays the same list of songs every time really annoying please fix it
loafie93 - Hmm
I would like it if it wouldn’t repeat songs over and over on my playlists, also I seem to have so many same songs liked, by the same artist but then they pop up again in the playlist even straight after its already played
KB-AU - Far away from a replacement for GPM
I have copied my music library across from GPM which worked fine. As an offline music player with your own library YTM falls way short. Every single time i want to play my music rather than stream I need to go to downloads and search endlessly for my downloaded songs or shuffle my whole library.
This app also fails to automatically start with my car Bluetooth which GPM had no problem doing
ghgthbyun - Offline
I bet a lot of people would appreciate it if you guys made an update for the premiums and the non to be able to listen to music that they’ve saved offline thank you for reading this and please from the whole world take this review into consideration thank you and goodbye😋😜🦄🦋
Utterly Disappointed 123 - Won’t play same song multiple times
Why won’t the app play the same song on repeat, or the same song more than once of included in a playlist? I have a playlist with 7 x of the same 1-hour song to help my baby sleep, and it only plays the song once, even though it is in the playlist 7 times.
Google play music never had this problem. I’m paying for a service that doesn’t work.
manny man man. - Its good but...
Its great but some stuff is off. Its super glitchy for people sharing a family account. The explicate ‘E’ sign is sometimes off as well, when there is an explicate song but no ‘E’ sign on the title.
I give it a four star though because its a really good music streaming platform and i love music, so win win. 😊😊😊😊
Damonlk - Hmm
Unfortunately I can’t seem to search for my music except song by song. Which is no good if I want to play an album. Going back to Google Play - for as long as it lasts 😐.
Everything is track based. So when I look up an artist I get a list of their tracks in alphabetical order. No way to listen to an album. Please bring in the functionality of Google Play 😭.
Just deleted coz I can’t play an album of my music. Thanks for nothing, google engineers.
GameWiz_1305 - Mostly great
Great to stream music and find new stuff too. Only problem is playing offline music I leave the app open on purpose to not reset the stream. The app decides to close after a while anyway which is very annoying. I wish this would be fixed
ulisanfelice - App close when pause song
It’s being very annoying when receive a call and the music get pause the app just closing loosing the playlist order or live video time point. Even 10 sec in a call or paused it’s enough to get the app closed.
Being so frustrated as I’m a premium member. Please fix it.
grrimshaw - I preferred the Google Play App
I can’t for the life of me figure out this app. How do I listen to albums that I’ve added to my library in the same place? Do I need to listen to albums separately now????? The top songs feature plays songs I don’t like and for a limited time please help. I miss that feature of google play music being able to add to library and showing at the bottom of the artists page. Thank you!!
Angry I.T. Guy - The free version overloads you with same ads constantly
Normally this would be a good app but the free version is so punishing with its advertising that keeps repeating the same ad over and over and over and over, and that it only works while the device is on makes it a poor version of all its competitors. Had to uninstall and goto an alternate free app that does a better job. But would go back if the ad rotation wasn’t so abusive.
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Woodland Beauty🌳 - Like it!
I have YouTube Premium so I get the better side of things, but with YouTube Premium, the app is so much better and comfortable to use. I can download songs and listen to the offline and turn the screen off and still listen, just like Apple Music. Like the app so far!
lukrpatrick - Fantastic
This app is the best music app that I have found. With premium it is even better than Apple Music but it is almost free
Israphe - Money
I like how it functions but not how you need to pay for everything like listening to it while it’s closed
Paddle19 - Deleting this app after 5 min
A music app that stops the music as soon as you close the app??? Unless you pay $160/year! What’s the point and why do I need a second YouTube app if they both do the same thing? No thanks!
_ilovetuesdays - MESS!
The library and preferences from Google Play Music do not transfer to YouTube Music. Instead of sticking with Google Play Music or just rebranding the service, Google decided to go for the messiest transition in their history.
Jazz Aviation - Annoyingly money hungry
Asks you to go for premium every time u open the app.even if u have a song playing and come back to it after 30 secs .
DaBirb - Waste
Is this even different from YouTube at all besides the fact it’s JUST music. Like if I wanted to listen to music and need to keep my phone on I’d just open it in YouTube.
d3rp$0n - Disgusting
I am appalled by this business model.
There are already well established services and apps.
This brings nothing new.
It actually lacks everything that makes a streaming app good.
If you want the stuff that makes it better you actually have to pay and you still get a subpar app.
Google is making you pay way too much for something you can find in other apps for much less moolah...and it still sucks...
Original Oracle - Too Costly
Too much $$$ to make this app functional
your-frequent-user - Suggestions to make the app better
I love the Mixtape personalized for me, it gets the songs that are related to the song I usually listen to. And when I search a song to play it, the next songs are the ones that I like too. The algorithm for finding the music you will love is excellent.
1) However, they have to work on fixing the downloads
2) Sorting by artist name/ song title/ album/ genre.
3) Make lyrics available
4) You should also allow us to search for the artisr/ song / lyrics in the album/playlist too since we put a lot of songs in it and sometimes forget what the title is or the artist name.
5) Top 50 songs of each country
6) Able to select songs so we can delete or add/remove to playlist, etc
Alcd57 - Horrible
I absolutely hate this app. Can’t believe Google is taking away Play. And I’m paying for Premium, too.
Playlists are confusing, “moods” is very limited and there is no “activity” filter. The other day I was listening to kids music with my young children and next on the playlist was Drake... ?! Hey Google, get your algorithm right.
Merlin963 - Not as advertised
Might be good if you want to pay the monthly premium, but free version you device has to be on and in the app in order to work. Drains battery quick and turns off unless you have premium package. Zero stars from me I’d rather have the google play music back.
googlesrippinguoff - Don’t download
This app is great if you like being screwed over. This is not a good deal. I can’t access music I’ve downloaded if I move off of the app unless I give google my money. NO THANKS. I’ll use a different service. Google is rich enough why should I pay them to listen to my music.
DJ Malloy - Beta version
So many things missing.
Update. So many things still missing or just not working. Maybe an Alpha version after all.
No longer a tinder user - Google play transition
The transition from google play to youtube music is just abysmal. There is no option to purchase individual songs or albums like before. You can only stream music, which you can’t even turn your screen off for unless you pay for premium. This is youtube’s bad take on spotify and I would not recommend it at all. If you want to stream music for free or as a subscription, apple music and spotify are far superior options. I have spent hundreds of dollars building a library on google play and I hate to see that I can no longer expand said library because of this transition. I will be switching to spotify because I am left with no other option.
ArmyOn - BTS DESERVE BETTER
first of all it’s already a bad app because you literally can’t do anything until you pay and plus they are snakes who took away almost 100 million views from ON by bts I hate the app even more now
mikewolo - So much worse than Google Play
The most frustrating thing is that it never remembers the song I left off at and then I have to navigate a 200 song playlist to figure out where I was. This is made worse if you shuffle a playlist. For the love of god please track the song position in iPhone storage so it can resume where I left off.
nessa.eve - Disappointing Transition
Was forced to transfer to YouTube Music from Google Play and I hate this new app. The interface is totally chaotic — it’s difficult to narrow down navigation and it’s too stimulating, even with the black background. I don’t like how other users personal playlists are mixed with YT Music’s playlists, and I don’t like how my own playlists are mixed with premades. I also don’t care for the videos. If I wanted to watch something, I’d go to YouTube... I don’t need the prompt to watch.
I also just spent 10 minutes reorganizing a personal playlist by artist’s name and when I exited, it completely reset. Waste of my time. Even the web-interface sucks. You can’t sort your playlists by title, artist, etc.
I liked how Google Play had genres, moods, decades sorted — this new way has no organization and less channels. I pay $15 a month for my family to use this app — it certainly doesn’t feel like it comes from Google.
Aly170 - Horibble
I downloaded this app and sighned in then it started saying sighn in error. I tried closing it then deleting it and re downloading it and it still didn’t work this app is a pice of crap
Mama Rav - disappointing!
i thought you’d be able to finally listen to music with your phone off without it closing but if you want to do that, gotta buy premium. extremely disappointing
Dieyokun - Sucks have to pay to listen in background bruh
Just download Spotify
gdeyjvcdgjvcfhbb - Forced out
I used google play music for many years and found it better than Spotify. Now I’m being forced into an incomplete app which I’ve seen ignores your preferences and recommend garbage. No thanks, I can turn on the radio for that. Because of the discontinuation of google play music, I will no longer be subscribing. GG
Sy_ - Feature starved
I'm on the YouTube Premium family subscription and this app needs to catch up with many useful Google Play Music features that I'm used to. Also misses downloading latest Library additions. Misses Show All Albums for some artists. Could use offload download/ playback on Apple Watch without the phone. Shuffling and randomization algorithm is far inferior to Google Play Music. Some songs that I had on Google Play Music playlists simply fail to load offline on YouTube Music. The list goes on... I've considered switching to Apple Music several times but I much rather this app getting right.
L5v5n - Not good
First thing that’s super upsetting is I have to keep my phone unlocked to listen to music. You guys should fix it up like the other apps and make it more accessible when locked. Also the video idea is cool but it kills my data. The app has the potential to be the best music app because the music algorithm they set for you is better than Spotify but there’s all these little obstacles that make it difficult to use.
Stephanie_M_123 - Forced to downgrade from GPM
What a step backwards in having to move to this app from google play. The same functionality does not exist and I don’t understand why there was a forced move to an unfinished app. Worst part of all, I hate that you can’t change the background colour. Black background with white text is so hard on the eyes!!
Aemilius Paulus - Limited on Apple Watch
Contrary to the iOS version, it is severely limited on Apple Watch. At the moment (Oct 20, 2020), you cannot listen to your purchased library without going premium. This is simply unacceptable. I am not interested in Streaming app as I have bought my music collection already.
EvXYaoCat - Your radios always play the same songs!
Can you please leave Google Play Music alone? When I choose a radio on YouTube Music, it always gives me the same songs in the same order 🤦🏾♀️
If I wanted a playlist, I would have done it myself. And everything it’s so complicated, compared to Google Play Music. Gosh I hate this app 🙄
tûpue - Offline mode is terrible
It doesn’t even let you search the alng or artist you want to lisen to. You have to go trough alll of your songs to find it. It is fat from eing convenient lol Do not buy it, not worth it. Google play music was muuuch better.
Scatoclysm - Ads play when I listen to my paid content
I migrated from google play music to YouTube music, as the google apps kept notifying me to do. It moved over all of the songs that I purchased through google play music.
First time I play one of my paid for/purchased songs...it makes me watch a YouTube ad. :|
mmmandel - Subscription required to stream to Chromecast audio devices
Unlike Google Play music, YouTube Music pushes subscriptions even more and requires them to stream to Chromecast Audio devices. Also no easy way to maintain your own music library. The constant upsells to premium are a real turnoff as well.
^Phlebas^ - Poor replacement for Google Music
Recently migrated my Google Music library, including my own uploaded library and have been very disappointed. Guess I have been spoiled by Google Music.
What I really miss:
- Every time I open the app, I have to start over to select what I want to play because the app doesn’t remember last position/ track played. Especially frustrating with my own library.
- None of the queued tracks are listed or played in order of the track within the album, especially in playlists. Tracks are simply jumbled together in seemingly random order.
- Same goes if trying to add an album to a playlist. tracks are simply reordered seemingly at random
- Limited ability to sort onscreen. Seems to be simply alphabetical only. Needs to be able to sort by album while keeping tracks in track order.
- lastly, most definitely wouldn’t pay a penny for this app, definitely not premium just to play my own tracks or the ability to play in the background.
It’s pretty evident how far Google has gone from their principle, since removed, “Don’t be evil”. This app is simply frustrating enough to be considered evilly user-unfriendly.
z3row0rm - Terrible replacement for Google Play Music. Get something else
The interface is clunky. It refuses to download songs when I press the download button. The worst part is you have to pay for the premium subscription to play music with your phone locked. I haven’t put much time into the app because that is a deal breaker. It’s finally time to hop on Spotify or Apple Music, not this.
googabitch - YouTube music
It work really good I am a proud member 👍🏻
thx ghdj - Money Hungry
It’s not good at all, you could just use regular YouTube. You have to pay to play music screen off which is ridiculous.
Cuestrom - Pay to listen to own music offline?!?
I have to pay to listen to my own purchased music library for offline listening (download music)?
Play Music is way better.
ImaLiarLmao - Same complaint as everybody else
If you’re using the free addition, the music stops playing once you put your phone to rest... what?? It’s literally just a second YouTube app. Waste of space.
Shouldntneedone - Great app recent update sucks
Honestly loved the app until they made my mix “my super mix” (cheesy af btw).... still no app available for Xbox and constant issues even having my account on it
Ojy86t - MONEY
This is proof that google has been bought out by EA
FuzzyFuz097 - LMAOAOA
I was excited to finally see that I could literally listen to all the music on YouTube that I can’t find on Spotify until I read that u have to buy the premium version for background playing. Lolol what a joke.
Blebb3507 - eh
yeah, nice that it’s free but it’s even worse than spotify with the premium features. isn’t the point of a music app to listen while the phone’s locked??
Matykus55 - Handfree
Not very handfree friendly did to pack of voice controls or car controls such as like or disliking a song
ash c a - An incredibly stupid app
I mean it, for one thing with the old Google Play Music when you looked for a artist it would also show similar artists, also if I want to watch music videos....well I can jut want them on the regular YouTube.....thank god for Spotify which is 100% better than this stupid YouTube Music....also why should I pay $12 for YouTube & YouTube music when I don’t use YouTube Music....you should give us a lower price for us who don’t use YouTube music.....as I say, thank god we have Spotify as an alternative (where they have similar artists to artists you search or download, unlike YouTube Music)
Throwitupand rocknroll - Like it except for this problem
Good app but the only problem I have is that it closes out my playlist all the time. For example I’ll have a playlist going and then I’ll stop the vehicle to get gas and it shuts down my playlist so that I’ll have to go back into it and find the song I was on. Happens all the time. I don’t even close the app so don’t know why it wants to shutdown my playlist all the time.
SP-invest-BR - Garbage
Doesn’t allow to play music when app is in the background
Elijah.S_123 - I can’t close the app and listen to music
What’s the point of making a music app if it’s the same as YouTube?
dawsonhiebert - Great app
Has lots of music, amazing that you can find any video even if it isn’t a published song because it’s source it YouTube. Love the new ability to re-order playlists from newest to oldest! Just wish music didn’t stop when you close the app from your open windows and that I could resume when where I left off when I re-open the app. Otherwise, phenomenal.
lkpjr - Reliable
I use YouTube be it’s always reliable and no fuss no mess , it’s pretty much one stop and it’s playing in your ears , I intend too expand my platforms using YouTube, Thank You Youtube.
Jfo77 - I just love it !!!
Period ! It’s the best platform out there
vtuutj - YouTube music
Great app for music
iLikeRV - Great service but the app has just so many bugs
In addition to all the bugs, I don’t get how immensely hard it is to differentiate online and offline music
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the king of trash
It’s a spiritual successor to Jet Set Radio, Naganuma music and all
No Time To Die via @YouTube
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@SirWrender check out this cool vfx music video.
#Doctor #SoBaby song was a treat to hear the #Anirudh music and voice #Sivakarthikeyan lyrics awesome. 3rd song of the film also blockbuster song, waiting for the film. @Siva_Kartikeyan @Nelsondilpkumar @anirudhofficial @priyankaamohan
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Warren G - Regulate (Official Music Video) ft. Nate Dogg via @YouTube
Dick Cheney (Parody)
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@Dr_Draper I think this was the first record I ever bought. Those familiar with my music tastes (and hatred of sport) may find this amusing.
SIRUP - Overnight (Official Music Video) @YouTubeより
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