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PlayStation 2 can play homebrew games by using DVD player exploits

The PlayStation 2 is over 20 years old, but it’s still difficult to hack if you want to run homebrew games without tweaking the hardware. You usually need to install a modchip, buy a specially-configured memory card or even pry the system open to blo…
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Android 10 is finally rolling out to the Moto G7 Play*

Having been marooned on Android 9 Pie since the handset launched in early 2019, it looks like the day has finally come* where Moto G7 Play owners will see their phones get the Android 10 update. The use of an asterisk should warn you of the caveat to come, namely that Motorola is currently only […]

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OnePlus Game Space is now on the Play Store for quicker updates

OnePlus has been steadily adding their suite of OxygenOS apps to the Play Store for the last few years. Other manufacturers have done this, too, since it makes updating and maintaining those apps a better, simpler experience. Instead of waiting for a full OS update, you can simply get the update for that specific part […]

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YouTube Music is making it simple to transfer over your Google Play Music library

Over the past few years, we have enhanced YouTube Music to deliver a comprehensive listening experience, and have also added features to make Google Play Music users feel right at home. Starting today, we’re excited to officially begin inviting Google Play Music listeners to effortlessly transfer their music libraries, personal taste preferences and playlists to YouTube Music, their new home for music listening and discovery.

For now, users will continue to have access to both services. We want to ensure everyone has time to transfer their content and get used to YouTube Music, so we’ll provide plenty of notice ahead of users no longer having access to Google Play Music later this year.

Easy transfer and transition

We know many listeners have spent a lot of time creating their perfect music and podcast libraries in Google Play Music, so we’ve made it simple to move both to their new homes. All Google Play Music users will soon receive an email with detailed instructions on how to begin transferring your full Google Play Music history and content, as well as podcasts, to their new homes.

Music fans will be able to start the transfer process of their music library to YouTube Music by following these simple steps:

  • Click on the transfer button in YouTube Music, and your uploads, purchases, added songs and albums, personal and subscribed playlists, likes and dislikes, curated stations and personal taste preferences will move right over.
  • Your updated recommendations will appear immediately on the YouTube Music home screen, and we’ll notify you via email and notifications when your music library transfer is complete and your music is in the “Library” tab.

You can also check out the video with transfer details HERE.

And if you’re a podcast listener, you can visit this web page and transfer your subscriptions and episode progress to Google Podcasts with a single click. Google Podcasts is our dedicated podcast player available for free on Android and iOS, and accessible from Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Home and more.

We’re looking forward to Google Play Music users transferring their libraries, so they can begin listening and exploring on YouTube Music and Google Podcasts.

Your New Home For Music: YouTube Music

For listeners new to YouTube Music, the streaming service is your personal guide to the world of music, simply organized in an app and web player. A bit more on what YouTube Music has to offer:

  • Catalog: YouTube Music offers over 50 million official tracks, albums and high quality audio, as well as deep cuts, B-sides, live performances, and remixes you can’t find anywhere else.
  • Listen everywhere: Explore YouTube Music’s audio-first music app, desktop and smart speaker experience. Recommendations: Discover new music through YouTube Music’s home screen recommendations and personalized mixes – My Mix, Discovery Mix, and New Release Mix – based on taste, location, time of day and Play Music preferences after transferring.
  • Official Playlists: Listen to thousands of official playlists from both YouTube Music and Google Play Music.

We’ve listened to Google Play Music user feedback and recently introduced additional new features to YouTube Music for fans to enjoy. Some of the YouTube Music features we’re most excited to share include the following (with more updates on the way!):

  • Playlist Creation: We’ve increased playlist length from 1,000 to 5,000 songs to make room for even more of your favorites songs.
  • Uploads: You can listen to your uploaded and purchased music from Google Play Music after your transfer, or add up to 100,000 personal tracks to your library in YouTube Music (an increase of more than 50,000 compared to Google Play Music).
  • Offline listening: Paying members can download any song, playlist, music video or let smart downloads (Android only for now) do it for you so you always have something to listen to, even when you don’t have service.
  • Lyrics: Lyrics offer highly visible access to follow along to tracks.
  • Explore Tab: An all-new Explore tab offering one go-to place to discover new music and YouTube Music’s vast catalog of playlists through New Releases and Moods & Genres sections.

Pricing

Existing pricing is the same between Google Play Music and YouTube Music. Fans can enjoy the ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free, or enjoy YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that gives listeners background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for $ 9.99 a month. Or you can try YouTube Premium to extend ad-free, background listening and offline playback across all of YouTube for $ 11.99 (USD).

Google Play Music Unlimited members will be automatically granted the equivalent tier of YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium based on the level of benefits with their current subscription, at the same price*.

We can’t wait for you to start exploring YouTube Music features and discovering new music favorites along the way. Have more questions or need help? Check out all of our support resources here.

*Some users may see a price difference upon transfer. Learn more here.


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The end is nigh as Google Play Music gains option to transfer song libraries to YouTube Music

It’s a move that we’ve expected ever since Google launched the new music streaming service back at Google I/O 2018 and today is finally the day that the prophecy comes true where Play Music subscribers are urged to transfer their libraries over to YouTube Music. And while it’s not compulsory right this moment, the final […]

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Niantic is doing more to help ‘Pokémon Go’ gamers play at home

Niantic isn't done making it easier to play its location-based games while you're staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The developer has outlined some of its future plans for titles like Pokémon Go, Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unit…
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The Morning After: What you actually need to play Stadia games in 4K

Besides getting Stadia running in 4K, I hope everyone is exercising restraint and good judgment as the effects of coronavirus continue to grow. Unsurprisingly, from our perspective, the effects have gone far beyond canceled trade shows and delayed br…
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Need a new game for 2020? Go play Retro Bowl right now

Are you sad that the NFL season is officially over, and looking for a new time waster on your smartphone? Boy do I have news for you. Retro Bowl is a newly released game that dropped on the Play Store in late January, and it’s probably the most fun I’ve had in a mobile game […]

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Google Play Books on Android gets a slight design tweak

Google’s latest Play Books for Android update isn’t anything major, but there are some small design tweaks that make the app a little more polished overall. The “major” part of this update is that Google nixed the hamburger menu in the left-hand corner. Instead, it’s not a magnifying glass built right into the search bar, […]

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‘Dead Cells’ update lets you play old versions of the game

If you're the sort of person who thought Dead Cells was better as a beta, then you can now get access to every major iteration of the title through Steam. The Legacy Update will let you roll back the title to any of the key variations, from its Early…
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Netflix and Disney+ get integrated into Google Play Movies & TV

Google Play Movies & TV can be more than just a storefront to buy digital content. It can also keep all of your movies and TV shows from all of your streaming services in one place, making it easy to access everything from one place. It works with quite a few different services, but so […]

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Honor announces the V30 and 5G V30 Pro, both are affected by missing Google Play Services

The Honor V series of phones are typically a pretty aggressive upper-midrange family of devices that get a global release each year. They deliver almost top-end hardware at pricing that makes even OnePlus sweat, but there’s a road bump in that launch this year. New phones, no Google Play The line has been refreshed with […]

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Steam Remote Play Anywhere comes out of beta; play your PC games anywhere on your phone

Steam has been testing out their Remote Play Anywhere for a bit, but they’ve decided to finally pull the feature out of beta. Is it a coincidence that this happens on the same week as Stadia’s launch? Who knows. Regardless, if you’re big into PC gaming and Stadia seemed interesting, this might be something to […]

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The Black Desert Mobile combat game by Pearl Abyss launches on the Play Store on December 11

After a soft-launch in seven countries and more than three million pre-registrations, Pearl Abyss has announced that its Black Desert Pearl free-to-play game will officially launch on December 11. The launch will bring the addition of new gameplay features as and support for nine languages. The fast-paced combat game offers open-world gameplay, detailed character customization […]

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Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass will be totally different stores

Google and Apple have just begun a public experiment. One that affects the daily lives of millions of people; specifically, anyone who plays mobile games. Apple launched Arcade on September 19th, charging $ 5 a month for unlimited access to more than…
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All I want to do is chill and play ‘Flight Simulator’

It's been a long day. You get home as the sun is setting and close the door behind you, throwing down your keys and sliding off your shoes. You grab a drink and sink into the chair in front of your PC. The screen boots up and — click, click — it's…
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YouTube Music replaces Google Play Music on Android 10

We know Google is ready to push YouTube Music as their primary music streaming service, much to the chagrin of everyone still using Google Play Music, myself included. That’s going to get a little bit tougher going forward, as YouTube Music is now the default music player on Android 10. You can still grab Google […]

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Google teases Google Play Pass is coming soon

We know that a Google Play Pass is in the works from Google, and it looks to compete pretty closely with the upcoming Apple Arcade. Supposedly you’ll be able to pay one monthly fee to get access to a big variety of Google Play games and apps with no microtransactions, which sounds great! We just […]

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Google Play Store redesign makes it easier to find games

The go-to destination for Android apps has undergone some changes. Google announced today that it has rolled out a visual redesign of the Google Play Store. The refreshed interface should make hunting for apps easier for the app store's two billion m…
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Google Play Games receives more useful but bland design

Google continues to update their mostly unused Play Games app and the latest revamp sports a more useful layout that lacks any pizaz of the previous design. Very few people still use game hubs like Google Play Games, but that hasn’t stopped Google from keeping theirs up to date over the last year with the […]

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Google’s going to give Apple Arcade some competition with Google Play Pass, a subscription service for games

Subscription game services are all the rage lately. The concept goes all the way back to Gamefly with physical discs, but it’s changed more recently to accommodate digital delivery. PlayStation Now was the first major entry into the space, but was plagued with connection issues since many users didn’t have internet fast enough to handle […]

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Google ‘Play Pass’ is a $5 monthly Android app subscription

Google is testing a service called Play Pass that would offer users "hundreds of premium apps and games" for a monthly fee, according to Android Police. The idea of the offering cropped up last year on XDA Developers after users spotted code referenc…
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Relive 90’s gaming with Bethesda’s rereleases of DOOM and DOOM II on the Play Store

Can it run DOOM? If it’s an Android smartphone, yeah. It can run DOOM. This really isn’t anything new, since DOOM does quite literally run on almost anything with a processor and screen, but Bethesda has kicked off QuakeCon with an announcement that DOOM and DOOM II, the classic first-person shooters of the 90’s, are […]

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Google drops the ban hammer on CooTek, removing their adware from the Play Store

The Google Play Store has had a rough time in the last few months, with malicious developers, ad-infected apps, and copycat problems making headlines. These are all mostly unavoidable things, at least in small amounts, when you’re dealing with something the size of the Play Store with as many users and developers that Google is […]

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DeepMind’s ‘Starcraft II’ AI will play public matches

Players will soon get a chance to battle it out with DeepMind's Starcraft II AI. Alphabet and Blizzard will test AlphaStar in a small number of public matches. It'll be a Herculean task for the human players, to put it lightly. The AI has the accumul…
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New whiteout Play Store with bottom tabs rolling out

The latest of Google’s UI refreshes has yielded a whiteout for the Google Play Store to likely receive a dark mode soon, a bottom tab bar, and a few small tweaks. Well, the newest UI refresh for one of Google’s apps is here, and as with all of them it has made a Google app […]

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Play the original ‘Minecraft’ in your browser, for free

Minecraft is celebrating its 10th birthday by making its Classic version easily playable on web browsers. You don't need to download any files to make it work, and you don't have to pay a cent for access. Since Classic was only the second phase in th…
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YouTube Music can now play local files, just like your iPod in 2009

Google has added a staple feature to YouTube Music, turning it into music player that’s finally competitive with the Microsoft Zune and your old iPod that’s sitting in a drawer somewhere. Yep, YouTube Music can now play your local files instead of streaming everything. What year is it, again? This feature is long, long overdue, […]

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Awful Motorola One P40 Play renders fully leaked

Lenovo is looking to continue last year’s underwhelming new Motorola One (P30) mobile line, and the first has just been leaked in all its… glory? Motorola has been a known medium in the mid-range since they launched their successful line of ‘Moto G‘ phones back in 2013 when they still worked under Google, and featured […]

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Leaked Moto Z4 Play renders reveal it will maintain Moto Mods, surprisingly

  I must hand it to Lenovo, for all the many issues and shortcomings their Moto phones have had, especially when it comes to updates, it appears they will actually continue supporting their ‘Moto Mods‘ on their upcoming Moto Z4 Play. Lenovo debuted their line of semi-modular phones back in 2016, with the introduction of the well-reviewed Moto […]

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Google Duo hits a major milestone with 1 billion downloads from the Play Store

Huawei isn’t the only one breaking records, as Google has officially crossed the 1 billion download threshold with their video calling app, Duo. It did it just in time for the end of 2018, too. Part of the reason why Duo has hit such high numbers is because it’s a pre-installed application for new Android […]

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22 apps on the Google Play Store had a massive security problem and millions of downloads

Google typically removes malicious apps from the Play Store, and that’s not anything new or notable. It’s their digital storefront so they should stay on top of keeping it clean from potentially dangerous apps. However, after their last round of nixing 22 apps from the Play Store, it turns out that maybe Google let some […]

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Google’s Fuchsia OS will be tested by Huawei on the Honor Play

Google has been developing a new operating system, Fuchsia, for all kinds of devices and until now they’ve been exclusively in charge of testing. In a surprise reveal, Huawei announced that it will use the Honor Play as a testbed for Fuchsia, with that phone being the first mainstream device to do so. Huawei made […]

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Google Play has new notifications to help you re-install apps from your previous devices

Google has added some new notifications to the Play Store with the intention of making things a little easier when migrating from your old phone to your new device. I can’t help but think how perfect it is that this new feature rolled out during the holidays when everyone’s buying new gadgets, but that’s beside […]

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Old School Runescape officially launches on the Play Store

While it’s been in beta for some time, Jagex has officially launched the mobile version of Old School Runescape on the Play Store for anyone to download and jump in. It’s almost exactly like the older version of the insanely popular browser MMORPG, but optimized for smaller screens and touch input. Old School Runescape is […]

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Google now offers free 4K upgrades for Play Movies and TV purchases

When Apple unveiled their upgraded 4K Apple TV box, they also introduced a new feature for iTunes content purchases that would automatically give users 4K versions of their movies and TV shows, when available. So when Google announced that they’d be bringing 4K content to the Play Store, it was obviously pretty disappointing that they […]

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Rootless Pixel Launcher pulled from Google Play Store

For those interested in replacement home screen apps on their Android phone, one that has been popular recently is the Rootless Pixel Launcher. The popularity stems from the fact that it emulates much of what Google makes available in Android 9.0 Pie, but can be installed on an Android 8.x Oreo powered device. Until very […]

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Steam Play for Linux now lets you play Windows games

This week, Valve announced a new beta version of Steam Play that includes a Windows emulator for Linux. This project is part of Steam's effort to bring more compatible games to Linux, allowing those users to play a larger subset of the service's back…
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Valve may offer tools to play Windows games on Steam Machines

Valve's Steam Machine platform hasn't really taken off, and it's not just because of the hardware. When few developers are willing to release Linux-native versions of games to run on Steam OS, there just isn't a lot to play. Thankfully, the company…
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Epic won’t be putting Fortnite on the Play Store, offering a direct download instead

By now you’ve probably heard the rumors that Fortnite will be launching alongside the Galaxy Note 9 in a few days, probably, but it turns out it might not be showing up on the Play Store that same day. Or ever, if Epic’s plans shake out. Instead of showing up on Google’s de facto app […]

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Recent Huawei phones blacklisted by VLC on Play Store

Popular media player app, VLC, has announced that Huawei smartphones are blacklisted from downloading and installing the app from Play Store because of EMUI’s aggressive power management policy of killing background apps. After numerous one-star reviews on the Play Store from Huawei users complaining about the VLC app not playing audio in the background, the developer […]

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Alto’s Odyssey officially launches on the Play Store

  Alto’s Odyssey, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Alto’s Adventure, launched earlier this year on iOS and the App Store. Fans of the original were happy, but on the Android side of the fence, we were left in the dark without the newer game. Good news for us, that wait is finally over. Alto’s […]

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Carrot Weather officially brings storms and earthquakes to the Google Play Store

A few weeks ago Carrot Weather launched into a quiet beta on the Play Store, finally giving Android users a taste of one of the best weather apps on iOS, which also happens to be one of my personal favorite apps, period. Today that app leaves its beta tag behind and is officially available for […]

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Pokémon Quest pre-registration page is live on the Play Store

After its recent announcement at E3, Pokémon Quest has made its appearance on the Play Store in the form of a pre-registration page. Pokémon fans won’t have too long to wait because it is scheduled for a June 16 launch, just a few days away from now. Pokémon Quest, if you were wondering, is a free-to-play […]

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Amazon and Motorola add the Moto G6 Play and Z3 Play to the Prime family

Amazon’s Prime devices are cheaper ways to get new devices, and now that they’ve removed all the intrusive lock screen advertisements it ends up being a really great deal, if you’re a Prime subscriber. The next two devices to join the part are both from Motorola, so if you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Moto […]

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HBO’s Westworld mobile game has landed in the Play Store

If you’ve watched the somewhat surreal Westworld TV series from HBO, you may want to pay particular attention to the game that Warner Bros. has just published on the Play Store, some three months after preregistrations began. The game puts you in charge of managing the park at Westworld, where you’ll have to entertain each of […]

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The Moto Z3 Play packs a bigger, better screen and full Mod support

It wasn't that long ago that Motorola revealed its new G-series phones, and it's already giving us yet another option to consider. This time, we're looking at the Moto Z3 Play — it's the follow-up to one of the brand's most beloved smartphones,…
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Official images of Motorola Moto Z3 Play leaked

Believed to be launching next week on June 6th for the Brazil market followed by wider global availability, apparent official images of the Motorola Moto Z3 Play leaked to the web today. The Motorola Moto Z3 Play is the latest update to one of Motorola’s mid-tier line of devices. That means the hardware is not […]

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The Moto G6 family has leaked, including the G6 Plus and G6 Play

The Moto G6 lineup has leaked again, showing pretty much everything you care about from the device ahead of Lenovo and Motorola making it official. The leak includes the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play, confirming we’ll get a continuation of most of Motorola’s current offerings. The Moto G6 and Moto G6 […]

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‘MARVEL Strike Force’ officially launched in Play Store

In case you somehow missed it, we are getting very close to the release of of a huge MARVEL Avengers movie that claims to be the biggest “crossover” in cinematic history. With so many characters coming together for the theatrical release, it only makes sense that something similar would be done in the gaming market. […]

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