Google Play Music will reportedly be replaced by YouTube Remix

Yolanda Curtis
April 26, 2018

Google Play Music is the company's most notable player, but you can also listen to tunes and watch music videos via YouTube Red.

Sources said that record label Warner Music Group has already signed on, while Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Merlin are in talks with YouTube.

Several teardowns of YouTube apps and at least one source confirmed the new YouTube Music moniker.

Android users, if you have been used to listening music on the Google Play Music application, then this might disappoint you.


Despite initial concerns from major music labels, we heard late a year ago that Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group had joined Warner Music Group in signing deals for the upcoming service after Google assuage their fears over copyright issues on YouTube.

Furthermore, reports also claim that, YouTube Remix will take a complete different approach to music streaming service.

Google is rumored to be prepping a new music subscription service called YouTube Remix.

The firm will be replacing it with the YouTube Remix platform this year, but reports indicate that Google will be calling this service YouTube Music. The songs in the playlists of YouTube Remix would be time based and location based. The offering would be similar to Apple Music and Spotify and give users the option to stream music to the device of their choice.


YouTube's global head of music, Lyor Cohen, would later confirm the existence of the new service, saying that it would combine Google Play Music's "context server" with YouTube's "breadth and depth of catalogue". Nothing will change for users today and we'll provide plenty of notice before any changes are made. YouTube Remix is rumoured to be launched in the latter part of this year. For instance, YouTube Red isn't yet available in Canada.

According to the insiders, who cite "reliable" source, Google Play Music will be closed by the end of 2018.

Unlike Apple and Spotify, the company has far failed to convince people to use its pay-for services.


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