Google has plans to make YouTube Music the standard music app on every Android smartphone, as shown by source code hidden in the app.
Soon YouTube Music standard on Android
Most Android smartphones already come with apps for your photos (Google Photos), navigation (Google Maps) and documents (Google Drive). For music apps, Google often brings along Play Music, but that app will soon be scrapped by Google. Many manufacturers therefore build their own audio apps, but it seems that Google will introduce a new standard.
In the source code of YouTube Music several references can be found to that plan, as 9to5Google discovered. Update 2.65 adds a few new icons for the app, which are indicated in the source code with ‘systeminstalled’.
At this time, YouTube Music can only be used to stream music through the video service, but Google already gave up working on mp3 support. The source code also appears to hint to support for the ‘sideloading’ of own music. Soon users can also play the music on their own device via YouTube Music.
When the new features are available to everyone, it is still unknown. Google probably hopes to provide YouTube Music with all the features required for a standard app in the short term. Play Music can then be deleted and replaced with YouTube Music on new smartphones.
What you need to know about YouTube Music
YouTube Music launched in the United States at the end of 2015, but has since steadily rolled out to other countries. The music service is Google’s answer to Spotify. Since September 2018 Music is also available in the Europe.
With the free version you can stream audio and video with advertising. For 9.99 euros per month you get access to YouTube Music Premium, with which you not only watch videos of your favorite songs, but also only stream the audio. You can also download your favorite songs and listen in the background.
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