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Google testing native Steam client on Chromebooks powered by 10th generation Intel CPUs

We learnt in January 2020 that Google’s engineers were working to bring the Steam platform to Chrome OS. Many of the details of this development are still not known, but we now have an idea of the timeline: Google is reportedly testing support for Steam starting with models based around Intel’s tenth generation CPU family. […]

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Google holds off on reopening US offices due to the latest COVID-19 spike

Google isn’t ready to bring workers back just yet. The company originally planned to call select employees back to the office beginning July 6th. Now, it says all US offices will remain closed until at least September 7th due to the recent spike in c…
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Google announces major new privacy improvements

Earlier this week, the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, announced changes being made to the way Google handles your privacy—mainly, how long they will keep your information, and what you can do about it. Pichai says, “…we focus on three important principles: keeping your information safe, treating it responsibly, and putting you in control.” The […]

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Android 11 for Android TV preview hints at Sabrina, a friendly new Google dongle

Google very recently released an unexpected developer preview of Android 11 for Android TV, only available for the ADT-3 developer Android TV device. The 9to5Google team have been busy pouring over the preview software system to find the changes and look for clues about the leaked Sabrina Android TV device. If you didn’t catch Jared’s […]

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Google rolls out Android 11 Beta 1.5 to fix issues caused by Beta 1

As with anything in life, the first attempt doesn’t always succeed which means you need to try, try, and try again. After kicking off the Android 11 Beta Program last week with the Beta 1 build available for Pixel handsets to download, Google has produced an intermediate build called Beta 1.5 to fix some of […]

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Belkin’s SoundForm Elite combines audio, wireless charging, and Google Assistant all-in-one for $230/£280

As rumors point to a successor finally being developed for the original Google Home, Belkin’s SoundForm Elite that combines the Google Assistant, Bluetooth speaker, and wireless charger functions into a single device is now on sale in the UK. First announced during CES 2020, the SoundForm Elite is now on sale for $ 229/£279. With a […]

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Amazon Fire Toolbox app revamps Fire tablets with Google services and other customisations

A new ADB tool allows users to unlock the full potential of Amazon’s budget Fire tablets with Google apps and services, custom launchers and lockscreen wallpapers, and much more. Amazon has been offering customers extremely budget-conscious tablets for years with their ‘Fire‘ line, offering usable performance at bargain prices, with one major drawback to achieve […]

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Google Duo 32-person video calling is now live on the web

Google Duo is getting a little bit better for big friend groups today. The extremely expanded video calling feature is finally rolling out today, at least on some platforms. This feature was especially exciting during a time when most people are still trying to practice social distancing and self-quarantining to stay safe during a pandemic, […]

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Fitbit app hints at Google Assistant integration, because duh

Alphabet scooped up Fitbit a few months ago, but so far we haven’t really seen much come out of that. To be fair to both Alphabet/Google and Fitbit, though, a global pandemic is pretty good at delaying plans, and the entire ordeal is still pending federal approval. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening in […]

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Google is knocking $10 off any game for all current and previous Stadia Pro users

If you’ve had your eye on any particular game on Google Stadia, now might be the time to pick it up. Google is offering a $ 10 discount on any game in the Stadia store for a huge amount of users, with the only catch that your account has to be a Pro subscriber, even if […]

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Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users in Incognito mode

A proposed class action lawsuit filed against Google is accusing the company of violating federal wiretap laws by tracking users’ online activities even when they’re in Incognito mode. The complaint says the tech giant uses tools like Google Analytic…
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First responder? Let Google help you find a COVID-19 responder hotel room

Many front line responders to the Covid-19 pandemic have found themselves face-to-face with this virus and they are choosing to stay away from their families to reduce the risk of passing it on. The problem faced by them is finding a place to stay. Well help is on hand from Google. Healthcare officials, first responders […]

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Google’s Pixel 4a will reportedly ditch squeeze-based Google Assistant activation

It’s been a feature of Google smartphones since the days of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL but it seems that the upcoming Pixel 4a will launch without the ability to squeeze its sides to activate Google Assistant. It’s a feature that used to annoy the heck out of me until I disabled it, but […]

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Top 5 reasons why we’re excited for the Google Pixel 4a

With the Google Pixel 4a right around the corner it’s looking like one of the most anticipated phones of the year. The regular Pixel 4 was a bit disappointing, but last year’s Pixel 3a set the budget market on fire. The Pixel 4a seems like it can do the same for a few very good […]

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WSJ: Google will ‘likely’ face antitrust lawsuits later this year

For nearly a year there have been reports about the Justice Department investigating Google for antitrust violations when it comes to search and advertising. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports it’s “likely” that the DoJ and state attorneys general…
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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.

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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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Google is working on 4K/HDR streaming to Android TV for Stadia

So what’s next for Stadia after rolling out 4K streaming on the web, and 5.1 surround sound for players using a browser? According to code 9to5Google dug up in the app, Google is preparing to add the option for 4K and HDR-quality streaming on Android…
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You can now move your Facebook Photos and Videos to Google Photos in the US and Canada

Back in December we told you of a tool allowing you to transfer your Facebook photos to other platforms. Well it is now starting to roll out with users in the US and Canada able to use the data transfer tool to move their Facebook photos to Google Photos starting today. The tool is part […]

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The Google Nest Mini is on sale for $30 right now

If you’ve been waiting on a good deal for Google’s brand new Nest Minis, they’re finally on sale. Tons of retailers have the miniature smart speaker marked down $ 20, so you can pick these up for just $ 30 right now, matching its typical holiday pricing. Google Nest Mini sale The revamped (and renamed) Nest Mini […]

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Google launches braille software keyboard for visually impaired Android users

Google has created a new type of braille keyboard in Android with software only, potentially greatly improving the typing experience for millions of visually impaired Android users. Unfortunately, for the last ten years the default typing experience for blind or otherwise visually impaired Android users has typically involved the use of external braille keyboards which […]

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Apple and Google team up to help with COVID-19 contact tracing on your smartphone

Unless you legitimately do live under a rock and have been there for the better part of the last decade, you’ve probably had your life seriously affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a tough virus to manage because it’s easily spread by people in close proximity, and because of how contagious it is that […]

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Google expands its conversational Duplex AI to the UK, Australia and Canada

Google’s high-tech Duplex AI calling service has quietly made its way to the UK, Australia and Canada. The tech giant originally launched the feature in the US back in 2018 before it started a pilot testing for it in New Zealand a year later. With Du…
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Google Art Transfer uses AI to recreate your photos as a famous work of art

If you’re looking for the next cool way to entertain yourself, Google’s kicked off a really neat new feature that will transform your personal photos in a way that you’ve never seen before. Whether or not you’ve actually created the next Mona Lisa, Google Art Transfer will make it seem like you have. Google Art […]

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No surprise: Google stops selling the Pixel 3 online

This is no surprise, but Google has officially nixed the Pixel 3. The device held on for a little bit after the Pixel 4 announcement, at least on Google’s online store, but now it’s been pulled and thrown in the same graveyard as other old Pixel devices. RIP Google Pixel 3 This means if you […]

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Google has discontinued the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google is no longer selling its landmark Pixel 3 and 3 XL phones, the company confirmed with Android Police. If you enter the old Pixel 3 listing you'll get the home page instead and it no longer appears in the product carousel. Meanwhile, the carrie…
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Fitbit Charge 4 leaks, but no Google influence just yet

The Fitbit Charge 4 has leaked ahead of an official announcement, although you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s almost identical to the Fitbit Charge 3. There are some new features under the hood, but this looks like the same old Fitbit you either love or hate. No Google influence on the hardware just yet. Fitbit […]

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Google resumes Chrome updates on a modified schedule

Google is ready to restore some semblance of normalcy to its browser release strategy after pausing Chrome updates to adjust to the work-from-home realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is resuming releases for Chrome and Chrome OS on an al…
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Google is going to slow YouTube down for the next month

With everyone staying indoors and practicing social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen some sites and services degrade video quality to deal with the boost in traffic that they’re getting. As of right now it’s mostly just affected Europe, but Google has announced they’ll be throttling YouTube video streams across the […]

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Google says nationwide coronavirus website is in development

President Trump misspoke when he said Google was developing a national screening and test result site for potential coronavirus patients (that's just Verily's Bay Area pilot for now), but there was apparently a degree of truth involved. In a series…
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Google Assistant will say goodbye to a Legend on March 23rd

Almost a year after its somewhat delayed appearance on the Google Assistant, which was almost a year after it was first announced back at Google I/O 2018, John Legend’s voice is set to disappear into the sunset from the service. So, if your idea of a perfect virtual assistant is Google Assistant replying to your […]

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Google Rules adds Tasker-like automations to Pixel phones, starting to roll out now

Smartphone automation has always been a thing in the enthusiast world of Android, going as far back as Tasker in the early Android days. While it’s still probably the de facto automation app, this kind of thing hasn’t really blown up with your average consumer. That’s starting to change, however, with Apple launching Siri Shortcuts […]

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Coronavirus claims another victim: Google I/O 2020 is getting canceled, will be online only this year

If you thought 2020 was going to be the year of folding phones, game streaming, or the Linux desktop, you’d be wrong. This year is all about things getting canceled and ruined thanks to the coronavirus. Google I/O is the next on the reaper’s list, and Google has officially nixed the physical event for their […]

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Huawei P40 phones set for a March 6th launch, still no Google apps in sight

Huawei is in for a crazy few months. A new rumor pegs the launch of their next P40 series of devices in the next couple weeks, but the phones still won’t have Google apps. However, Google has applied for an exception to the current ban that prevents them from doing business with Huawei, which might […]

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Google searches are showing rival business directories in Europe

Google seems to be taking extra steps to please EU regulators worried that it's abusing its search dominance. Search Engine Land has discovered that Google is highlighting rival directory services like Yelp when you search for businesses in European…
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Start your engines! Download the Android 11 Developer Preview for your Google Pixel now!

We are only midway through February but Google has already flipped the switch to release the very first Developer Preview of Android 11 for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and the Pixel 4. Factory image and OTA downloads for the four Pixel ranges are already available and we’ve got the links ready for […]

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The next ASUS ROG Phone will feature Google Stadia out of the box

We weren’t sure if ASUS was committed to producing a successor to the ROG Phone II but thanks to the announcement of a partnership between Google Stadia and ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has revealed that there will be a ROG Phone III. Besides that little tidbit, the announcement reveals that the new gaming phone […]

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Ring says its app will allow more control over data shared with Google, Facebook

A couple of weeks ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published the results of its investigation into data the Ring app is sharing with third parties. While the Amazon-owned company has faced criticism over its links to law enforcement and the se…
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Huawei says it may ‘never’ return to using Google apps on its phones, even if the ban is lifted

In a recent post, I asked if Huawei is still relevant in the west considering that the US ban is still in effect but maybe the better question to ask would have been if Huawei would return to using Google’s apps and services if or when the ban is lifted. According to Huawei’s Product Manager […]

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Google launches #AndroidHelp hashtag for tech support on Twitter

Google will now answer your Android-related problems on Twitter, and you don't even have to slide into its DMs. The company has announced that it's now assisting users who tweet their issues with the hashtag #AndroidHelp. Google has also provided som…
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Get excited: Google I/O 2020 confirmed for May 12 – 14, and we’ve got high expectations

The dates for Google I/O 2020 have been revealed after Google’s latest teaser has been solved. These dates probably shouldn’t surprise anyone, since Google’s somewhat consistent about when and where they hold these annual conferences, but at least now you know when to mark your calendars. Google I/O 2020: May 12 – 14 Google’s next […]

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Will Samsung integrate Google Duo into regular smartphone messaging?

A new rumor has suggested that Google Duo might be getting a new kind of integration, starting with the Galaxy S20 launch. Apparently there have been talks between Samsung and Google to implement an ability to quickly send Google Duo video messages right inside of Samsung’s SMS messaging application, putting video chatting on a whole […]

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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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Google Chrome’s next new feature will copy images right to Android’s clipboard

Chrome has quite a few new features in the oven for 2020, and the newest one will make it easier than ever to quickly copy an image from the internet. That’s not the biggest change in the world, but it will make it easier to share photos or paste them into other apps without clogging […]

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Huawei inks a crucial deal with TomTom for navigation to replace Google Maps

Huawei lost access to Google Play Services with the US trade ban that was instituted last year, and that has some consequences that you probably don’t think about at first. Obviously missing the Play Store is the biggest problem, but it also affects other functions of a smartphone. Gmail support is worse without the native […]

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Google is killing digital magazines in News

Google News will no longer offer a paid magazine subscriptions. According to Android Police, the News team sent out an email to customers, telling them that the company is killing print-replica magazines in Google News. A company spokesperson has con…
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Here’s how Google can win with the Pixel 4a

Google’s Pixel 3a was probably the most exciting phone of 2019. It wasn’t a flagship, but delivered killer specs on a budget and showed what makes Android phones really worthwhile. It even won Talk Android’s best phone of the year. So what’s next for Google? Well, the Pixel 4 seems like more a misstep than […]

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Google Photos is testing zooming in on videos

Google has added quite a few new features to Google Photos lately. Manual face tagging, yet another messaging service, and more have all come in just the last few months, making this one of Google’s most well-supported apps ever. 2020 isn’t going to slow that down, either. A new feature is hinted at in the […]

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Google Pay adds support for 18 more international banks, totaling almost 100 additions this quarter

Google has been on a hot streak of expanding Google Pay to more banks around the world, with a huge addition of 68 happening just a couple months ago. They expanded on that again last month with a handful more, and now there’s yet another 18 banks ready to be used with Google’s digital payment […]

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