Google 01 Mar
Tech industry is a pretty competitive place where if one company rolls out a particular feature, the rivals must follow or they would face a chance of users migrating to the competitive service or product. Just recently, Amazon aimed to offer its Echo device users to get free access to Amazon’s streaming service with ads and considering this move, Google has responded pretty quickly to the competition. Now Google Home smart speaker users would also be able to access YouTube Music free streaming, though with ads in a bid to avoid users migrating to Apple Music or Spotify.
This service from Google was launched on Thursday which not only applies to Google home smart speakers but also on all the third party smart devices that support Google Assistant support like speakers from Polk.
Though there is a catch. Users can’t search for a particular song, album or may that be a specific artist, instead, they could search for ‘Latin vibes’ or ‘power playlist’ etc and the system would automatically share content that is closely related to what they searched for.
Likewise, other restrictions in this free version offers include limited ability to skip to the next song in a playlist i.e. only allowed to skip to next song 6 times in an hour. Would you be interested to use such a service from Google?
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