Google has added a new feature to the YouTube Music app that lets its users to toggle between "song" and "video" modes or even turn off videos by default. In short, this is just the thing for listeners on the platform who only wants the music and none of the video. The transition is said to be seamless for "uninterrupted listening and watching," and this has been made possible because the company "perfectly time-matched" more than 5 million official music videos.
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Google Play Music failed to attract as many subscribers as rivals such as Spotify and Apple Music, despite being pre-installed as the default music app on millions of Android phones. YouTube Music will offer more than 60 million songs to stream, but will not have a download store to buy music. The messaging was very confused," said Joseph Evans, head of tech at Enders Analysis. Google Music was launched in It let users store their existing music collection in the cloud, and buy more songs to download. It was later rebranded Google Play Music and added music streaming in But the reality was that few people, especially younger users, needed to upload music to the cloud.