The Google Play Music is reportedly set to be replaced by YouTube Remix, a service that is rumoured to launch later this year. As per a report, YouTube Remix will replace Google Play Music as the company’s default music player. Additionally, it is said that users on the latter will be forced to switch to YouTube Remix before the end of 2018.
As per the report, YouTube Remix will be packed with smarter playlist recommendations, and a certain time and location-based song suggestions. Essentially, this service aims at creating a unified platform that includes the free version of YouTube, YouTube Red, and Remix. A forced switch from Play Music to Remix is coming before the end of this year.
“We’ve previously announced the combination of the YouTube Music and Google Play product teams – music is very important to Google so it’s critical we have one offering that meets the needs of consumers and artists. Nothing will change for users today and we’ll provide plenty of notice before any changes are made,” said YouTube in a statement to Droid-Life.