When Google introduced YouTube Music everyone was scratching their heads wondering where it was meant to fit in to the whole Google music ecosystem. Slowly but surely it has become apparent that Google plan on replacing Google Play Music with YouTube Music and today it took one more step towards this eventuality.
YouTube Music has been lacking in a lot of the functionality that Google Play Music has but Google have been adding in required pieces bit by bit. Today we find that the latest update to YouTube Music has introduced Android Auto support moving it closer to being able to replace Google Play Music.
The new interface on Android Auto for YouTube Music gives the user five options within the settings – Your Mixtape, Recommended, Last Played, Library, and Downloads. The library option has playlists you have created yourself, recommended has playlists based on your listening history, and in the downloads tab you will find your Offline Mixtapes as well as any music that you have downloaded.
Of course the Android Auto support is also available on Android Auto on phones with the same options available.
Android Auto support is available on YouTube Music version 3.03 and above. Keep an eye out for the update if you don’t already have it. Of course you can always grab the apk file from APKMirror for those who, like me, are too impatient to wait.
Has anyone here already made the switch to YouTube Music from Google Play Music? What is stopping you from making that switch?