Google Allo was pretty bad. It launched with a serious lack of features and was an answer to a problem that no one really had. It also perfectly exemplified Google’s ridiculously confusing messaging app strategy, so it’s only fitting that it’ll go out with a whimper from Google’s congested portfolio. Google will be dropping Allo […]
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Niantic is finally starting to detail one of the most hotly anticipated features for Pokemon Go, and it’s bringing a ton of new features and polish with it. Yep, trainer battles are finally coming to the mobile Pokemon game, years after the initial release. Battles are one of the core components of the Pokemon franchise, […]
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Microsoft is testing some privacy and notification features in its latest Windows 10 Insider preview for Fast Ring users. A previous build added an icon to the notification area that tells you when your microphone is in use, and the newest update wil…
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The former ‘King of Android,’ HTC, has been absent from our minds in recent months that have seen flagship smartphones launched by just about every other handset maker. With the exception of the ludicrous blockchain smartphone, Exodus 1, HTC has been quietly existing in the shadows of its competitors, with its most recent offering being the […]
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Google’s Project Fi, the mobile virtual network operator that utilizes Sprint, T-Mobile, Three, and US Cellular networks for service, is being rebranded as Google Fi. This follows similar rebranding from Google such as Android Wear to Wear OS and so on. A Redditor discovered a promotional card inside a Pixel 3 box that showed the new […]
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Microsoft held an annual October hardware event yesterday to reveal some updates to their product portfolio and share where the company is heading in different areas. One item that raised a few eyebrows is a new app mirroring feature that will make it possible for users to display and work with the apps on their […]
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From Beyonce’s livestream at Coachella to landmark videos like “Despacito,” “New Rules” and “This Is America,” more than 1 billion music fans come to YouTube each month to be part of music culture and discover new music. It’s also where over 2 million artists come to share their voices and art with the world. YouTube is where artists and fans connect: creating and discovering a world of music.
But YouTube was made for video, not just music. On Tuesday, May 22, we’ll be changing that by introducing YouTube Music, a new music streaming service made for music with the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalized than ever. The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over. Whether you want to listen, watch or discover, it’s all here. YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else – all simply organized and personalized. For the first time, all the ways music moves you can be found in one place.
So what is YouTube Music exactly?
A new music streaming service from YouTube
Find more of the music you’re looking for
Effortlessly discover new music
While fans can enjoy the new ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free, we’re also launching YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that gives you background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for $ 9.99 a month. If you are a subscriber to Google Play Music, good news, you get a YouTube Music Premium membership as part of your subscription each month. And if you use Google Play Music, nothing will change — you’ll still be able to access all of your purchased music, uploads and playlists in Google Play Music just like always.
To extend the features of YouTube Music Premium beyond the music app, we’re soon introducing YouTube Premium, the new name for our YouTube Red subscription service. YouTube Premium includes ad-free, background and offline across all of YouTube, as well as access to all YouTube Originals including Cobra Kai, Step Up: High Water and Youth & Consequences. YouTube Premium will continue to provide an ad-free experience, background play, and downloads across the millions of videos on YouTube. But because it includes our brand new YouTube Music service, the price will be $ 11.99 for all new members. If you’re already a YouTube Red (soon to be YouTube Premium) member, don’t worry you’ll still enjoy your current price.
Starting Tuesday, we’re rolling out the new YouTube Music experience in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea*. It will expand more broadly in the coming weeks. We’ll also soon be launching in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. If you want to know when the new YouTube Music is available in your country, head to music.youtube.com/coming-soon and let us know you’re interested.
Elias Roman, Product Manager – YouTube Music, recently listened to In Due Time by Outkast
*South Korea will only offer the YouTube Premium membership, not YouTube Music Premium.
Google has big plans for podcasts soon, but that doesn’t mean you have to abandon your third-party apps. Pocket Casts is still by far one of the most popular options, and with good reason. But you know what would make it just a bit better? A slick new Material Design interface. One of Google’s partner […]
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In the months ahead, Google Maps will be more than just turn-by-turn directions. It’ll be your one-stop virtual guide to the best places to eat and explore, anywhere in the world. Whether you’re meeting up with friends, hosting out-of-towners in your city or simply exploring someplace new, Google Maps will help you make quick decisions […]
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One of the great frustrations about Instagram is the inability to download the photos and videos (or any other information) you’ve uploaded to the social media app. Unlike Facebook with its Download Your Information tool, Instagram doesn’t have that option unless you are willing to use a third-party app, although this could be about to […]
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Wireless earbuds are one of the latest advancements in audio tech, but two major problems continue to hold them back – battery life and wireless reception. Qualcomm’s latest wireless earbud chipset (QCC5100) promises a huge leap forward in battery life, almost tripling what current generation devices can get. In addition, better wireless transmit power should […]
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Google Assistant is popping up everywhere, just recently integrating itself with almost 90 of LG’s smart appliances. And as of today, its available on Android TV. Starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV and coming to Sony Bravia TVs in the coming months, users can find the latest movies, check the score on the big game, dim […]
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Say goodbye to confusing one Hulu app on your iOS device for another. Soon, the streaming service will condense both of them into a single one and phase out the Hulu Live TV app introduced earlier this year when the livestreaming service debuted.
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The Google Home is much more than simply being a Google Assistant device, its built-in speakers are great for listening to music from. After confirming that Android 8.0 would indeed be known as Oreo yesterday, Google has also added more music options to its Google Home device, making it easier to stream your favorite tracks […]
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Essential is nearing the release of its first device. It’s live on Best Buy’s site, but you still can’t actually purchase the Essential Phone for yourself. For now you can just sign up to be notified when the retailer starts taking orders. While vague, it’s a sign that Essential is moving forward and doesn’t plan […]
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Drivers may not have to wait much longer to get to use Waze with their ride’s infotainment system. Beta invites are currently being sent out to users of the popular navigation app for the upcoming Android Auto version.
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An air of overwhelming luxury, prestige, and exclusivity is almost constantly present at the massive watch industry show in Basel, Switzerland. The message from many brands is to look, but not to touch. If smart technology is going to be more widely adopted, this needs to change.
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Today’s wearables may be useful for tracking the number of steps you’ve taken or calories burned, but soon, they may be able to help you keep tabs on another kind of activity — your bank account.
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Panasonic recently introduced a program for monitoring your heart rate — with just software and a video camera. The program analyzes changes minute in the skin from a video camera or even a webcam.
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According to a recent app teardown of the Google App, Assistant will soon be able to pay for things, allowing you to order items using only your voice. The move will bring Assistant into much more direct competition with Amazon Alexa.
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Packed with GPS and cellphone-grade technologies, the balloons are designed to report from inside active hurricanes, where they float around, coordinate movements, and beam back data about the environmental conditions within.
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Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a smart new system called CapCam, which lets users pair mobile devices with other touchscreens simply by pressing them together.
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There’s a lot of junk in space, and now, there’s a junk collector. Japan has sent a cargo ship to the International Space Station that has a “space junk” collector made in conjunction with a fishnet company. It recently docked with ISS.
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A Samsung executive has let it slip the Gear VR 2 will be released in the near future, and that it will be followed by an even more exciting project, based around augmented reality. The headset may deliver a Microsoft HoloLens-like experience.
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Google’s plan for messaging on Android has been convoluted for years, but their latest push has been for RCS in standard messaging applications. You would think they’d want to roll things into Allo, but, you know. Last month, Google turned on RCS in their Messenger application, starting their plan to standardize rich communication services for […]
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A major update to Anki’s AI-powered Cozmo robot will imbue the toy with the ability to recognize dogs and cats, repeat short words and phrases, and play a new game inspired by the classic ’80s game Simon.
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Normally, us Brits only have to wait a few months at the most to enjoy new products from the world's biggest technology companies. However, when it comes to the Amazon Echo, we've been left on the outside looking in as the company continues upgrade A…
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OnePlus took to their own forums to announce that a community build of OxygenOS 3.1 (Marshmallow) is available to flash on OnePlus X handsets, indicating that a final build may not be too far off. OnePlus has promised in the past the X would receive an upgrade to Marshmallow, but never provided a specific timeline […]
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Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch will soon get a big software update. The highlights include a recommended app screen and custom watch faces, plus an updated weather and clock interface and new voice assistance features.
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Not long ago, Google changed the voice tone of its Google Search assistant. At Google I/O, the tech giant announced ‘Google Assistant,’ which will soon answer one’s follow-up questions, be able to play mini games, and provide users with more accurate and detailed information. A new report from yesterday suggests Google Now will soon have […]
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Samsung’s new fitness band, the $ 45 Charm, will soon hit shelves in Italy, Korea, Russia, France, and other select markets in the coming weeks and months. There’s no mention of U.S. availability, unfortunately.
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After months of being able to share 360 degree videos, the chance to share 360 degree still photos on Facebook is almost here. Plus, a new button will let you quickly view them on your Gear VR headset.
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Google may be receiving an antitrust sanction from the European Union soon, over alleged anti-competitive practices in its search results. The dispute dates back six years, but the EU hasn’t been shy about penalizing major tech companies.
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One of the unique features of Google Wallet was its ability to attach to a physical card in addition to the digital wallet. You had an account within Google Wallet that you could put money in, then use that physical card if somewhere didn’t accept NFC payments.
Hopefully you weren’t too invested in that physical card, as it looks like Google is going to phase it out sooner rather than later.
Some information inside of the APK for Wallet suggests that on June 30th, the Wallet card will no longer be supported. It makes sense from Google’s point of view, since the card was nothing more than a glorified prepaid account. It obviously didn’t make waves outside of early adopters, and now that Google’s focus is on Android Pay and contactless payments, it was hard to see that card lasting much longer.
Google Wallet as a service isn’t going away, so there’s no need to be worried about that. You can still send and receive money through the app, and you’ll be able to withdraw any money that’s currently stored in it. After the cutoff date, you just won’t be able to add any more money for storing or activate new cards.
Maybe they’ll be worth some money on eBay a few years down the line.
via: Android Police
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Who wants to live forever? According to Ray Kurzweil, the famous American inventor who has been described as the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” the answer oughta be everyone, because we’re nearing immortality.
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New Jersey could be set to outlaw texting while walking. According to a proposed bill, those found guilty of the act could be fined, jailed, or both. The move comes in the wake of a sharp rise in accidents related to distracted walking.
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Snapchat could soon come out with a pair of smart glasses of its own. It’s recently made a number of key hires in the wearable tech hardware business. The company seems to be following in Facebook’s footsteps, which bought Oculus in 2014.
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Apple disabled a few of the Apple Pencil’s navigational features in iOS beta 3, but says it’ll restore them in future releases. That’s despite comments from design chief Jony Ive expressing concern that they’ll “confuse” users.
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Libraries are always conjuring up new ways to help their communities, and in a few libraries across America, the latest service being offered is free, mobile Internet access through wireless hotspots that patrons can borrow.
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Users who are interested in the Android version of the Apple Music app may only have to wait a few more weeks for its release out of its current beta stage. They can also get a glimpse at what the app will look like now.
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