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You can now play YouTube Music in the Google Assistant



You can now play YouTube Music in the Google Assistant


Google Play Music it will stop working for users around the world starting this month. Youtube music It continues to add legacy features to ease the transition, and the Google Assistant now works for playing personal playlists.

The YouTube Music personal playlists they are what users create and maintain. It’s an incredibly common task, but the Google Assistant hasn’t been able to start playing on them for most of YouTube Music’s existence. (YouTube-generated collections have long been accessible via voice.)

That changed in August when Google began running limited tests on “Nest speakers and smart displays in the United States.” He promised “plans to roll out in more countries and devices in the future.”

A little less than two months later, there are many reports that the Google Assistant on Android phones and tablets works to play YouTube Music: “Ok Google, play X playlist” or “Ok Google, play X”.

Adding “playlist” to the end of your voice command seems to be optional, but you definitely don’t need to specify the YouTube Music app / service, especially if it’s the default. You can also access “Your likes” in this way. Users can confirm this origin by visiting the Playlists page in the app.

It works on my Android device, while there is a thread on international availability that indicates the same. This is long overdue and hopefully not A / B testing. Voice interaction is absolutely key to making YouTube Music a viable replacement offering.