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    1. Can’t find your favorite song? Explore the nearly endless catalog of music videos, playlists, covers, concert footage and live recordings
    2. Keep the music playing even when your phone screen is asleep! Create the perfect mixtape and take it with you wherever you go with YouTube Red
    3. Find songs for every mood with an app that follows your lead! Receive suggested songs that match those you’ve already listened to

    Reviewed by Laura S on December 20, 2017

  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Joshua Bernstein
    I wish there was more options to customize and make navigation simpler. I wish music was a standalone service without the video and all that stuff. App is ok, I think the audio quality should automatically be improved rather than going with any of the lower quality stuff....before I found the settings to change that, I was about to cancel my subscription
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By John Boehme
    I've had this app since I was released before Google Music was put to rest. I still maintain that the app is a 4 star because when you shuffle a playlist it will only play so many songs before you have to open the app again and either select another playlist or reshuffle that same one. I wish it would just continue playing songs or at least give you the option to "continue listening".
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Tiffany
    I really love this app! If there weren't so many ads to join, i might spend the cash to upgrade! I never pay for apps! It would help, though. My complaint is that they ask every other song, it seems, if I'm still listening. Actually, i was trying to get it on but you stopped the jams, YouTube music! ¢0¢kblocks*
  • You can listen to music with this Aug 13, 2021

    By delta airport
    Yes it is true, you can use this app to listen to music, shocking. However if you move your phone while in the app, cause you have to be in app to hear the music unless you pay, the music tends to minimize and you can accidentally tap on and start playing a different song. Also the quick picks feature is neat, though it will recommend some music that I haven’t listened to in 5 months and at that I barely listened to at all, I was listening the the cure, tilted my phone and accidentally started playing lemon demon, and there isn’t a way that I know of to hop back into what you were listening to, idk make the back button for songs at the start of a queue be able to take you back to your last queue, problem solved. Also allow the option to turn off tilt controls, I cannot think of a place or time when I would be glad that they are there, cause I could just drag my finger down the screen. Plus some artists either have their discography hidden (Bob Dylan for example) or just not there (see Jimi Hendrix), why is that
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Jeffrey W. Girtz III
    Out of all my tests on which music service is the best, honestly, I love YT Music the best. The catalog is amazing. From all of the main music creators, to covers, etc. It's all here. I would be willing to pay extra if they add Ultra High Definition audio. But for what you get, YT Premium and music. Nothing beats this deal.
  • Good Google Play music transfer, other things to improve Jul 14, 2020

    By WITH LOVE...
    I’m super happy they finally allowed the transfer of our Google Play music playlists, but using this as my main music app is going to need a few improvements if I’m being honest. First, the app can be glitchy when loading info the current song playing, and sometimes I have to close the app fully to get it to work. Secondly, if you are going to have a feature of having lyrics built into the app, please update it to where you know any song made within the last 30-40 years at the minimum will load no matter the genre or artist, no matter how popular or not the song is (in it’s current state it feels like a beta rather than a fully released music app.) I enjoy it overall but am looking forward to improvements moving forward.
  • Neat app, but a few improvements could be useful. Mar 29, 2021

    By Monolith Soundworks
    I give this four stars because it’s an amazing app, and I’ve been using it on my Lenovo / Google Home smart clock to fall asleep. As well as I like it, there are a few things that I would like to be added. For one, when I ask it to play a certain person or music company that I like, for example Waterflame, or Danimal Cannon, I want it to just play those songs. I’m tired of skipping songs to the point where I can’t even skip anything without a membership. Second of all, stop flooding your ads with membership advertisements! It’s annoying to me because imagine hearing after every single song: “Buy our membership!” And I would also like the option to not play certain songs, because after a while it plays lo-fi music or old school hip-hop, but I don’t want that to happen. Again, this is a great app, but these things are something that could be considered in the future. I look forward to using this more.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Cristian Pimentel
    The app is pretty solid though I've noticed 2 major flaws. The quality of songs sometimes is terrible. It's like a low quality rip was made and uploaded. Second, so many songs are categorized as the original uncensored record but end up being a radio edit. It's super annoying and more common than not. I guess third, and related, I've seen quite a few mistitled songs. Guessing it's still relying quite a bit on crowdsourced categorization.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By clarence zettlemoyer
    Awesome! Best music app I've ever used. I literally think it can do anything you might possibly want it to do. Ive been using it for about 4 years now. Highly recommend if you listen to music alot. - Update: Lately app has been crashing a lot. Its been a bit of an issue lately, especially since its a service i pay for. Would like to know whats been going on, or when it may be fixed. Of course, my opinion of the app has not changed. Just would like the crashes fixed.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Joshua Bernstein
    I wish there was more options to customize and make navigation simpler. I wish music was a standalone service without the video and all that stuff. App is ok, I think the audio quality should automatically be improved rather than going with any of the lower quality stuff....before I found the settings to change that, I was about to cancel my subscription
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By John Boehme
    I've had this app since I was released before Google Music was put to rest. I still maintain that the app is a 4 star because when you shuffle a playlist it will only play so many songs before you have to open the app again and either select another playlist or reshuffle that same one. I wish it would just continue playing songs or at least give you the option to "continue listening".
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Tiffany
    I really love this app! If there weren't so many ads to join, i might spend the cash to upgrade! I never pay for apps! It would help, though. My complaint is that they ask every other song, it seems, if I'm still listening. Actually, i was trying to get it on but you stopped the jams, YouTube music! ¢0¢kblocks*
  • You can listen to music with this Aug 13, 2021

    By delta airport
    Yes it is true, you can use this app to listen to music, shocking. However if you move your phone while in the app, cause you have to be in app to hear the music unless you pay, the music tends to minimize and you can accidentally tap on and start playing a different song. Also the quick picks feature is neat, though it will recommend some music that I haven’t listened to in 5 months and at that I barely listened to at all, I was listening the the cure, tilted my phone and accidentally started playing lemon demon, and there isn’t a way that I know of to hop back into what you were listening to, idk make the back button for songs at the start of a queue be able to take you back to your last queue, problem solved. Also allow the option to turn off tilt controls, I cannot think of a place or time when I would be glad that they are there, cause I could just drag my finger down the screen. Plus some artists either have their discography hidden (Bob Dylan for example) or just not there (see Jimi Hendrix), why is that
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Jeffrey W. Girtz III
    Out of all my tests on which music service is the best, honestly, I love YT Music the best. The catalog is amazing. From all of the main music creators, to covers, etc. It's all here. I would be willing to pay extra if they add Ultra High Definition audio. But for what you get, YT Premium and music. Nothing beats this deal.
  • Good Google Play music transfer, other things to improve Jul 14, 2020

    By WITH LOVE...
    I’m super happy they finally allowed the transfer of our Google Play music playlists, but using this as my main music app is going to need a few improvements if I’m being honest. First, the app can be glitchy when loading info the current song playing, and sometimes I have to close the app fully to get it to work. Secondly, if you are going to have a feature of having lyrics built into the app, please update it to where you know any song made within the last 30-40 years at the minimum will load no matter the genre or artist, no matter how popular or not the song is (in it’s current state it feels like a beta rather than a fully released music app.) I enjoy it overall but am looking forward to improvements moving forward.
  • Neat app, but a few improvements could be useful. Mar 29, 2021

    By Monolith Soundworks
    I give this four stars because it’s an amazing app, and I’ve been using it on my Lenovo / Google Home smart clock to fall asleep. As well as I like it, there are a few things that I would like to be added. For one, when I ask it to play a certain person or music company that I like, for example Waterflame, or Danimal Cannon, I want it to just play those songs. I’m tired of skipping songs to the point where I can’t even skip anything without a membership. Second of all, stop flooding your ads with membership advertisements! It’s annoying to me because imagine hearing after every single song: “Buy our membership!” And I would also like the option to not play certain songs, because after a while it plays lo-fi music or old school hip-hop, but I don’t want that to happen. Again, this is a great app, but these things are something that could be considered in the future. I look forward to using this more.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Cristian Pimentel
    The app is pretty solid though I've noticed 2 major flaws. The quality of songs sometimes is terrible. It's like a low quality rip was made and uploaded. Second, so many songs are categorized as the original uncensored record but end up being a radio edit. It's super annoying and more common than not. I guess third, and related, I've seen quite a few mistitled songs. Guessing it's still relying quite a bit on crowdsourced categorization.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By clarence zettlemoyer
    Awesome! Best music app I've ever used. I literally think it can do anything you might possibly want it to do. Ive been using it for about 4 years now. Highly recommend if you listen to music alot. - Update: Lately app has been crashing a lot. Its been a bit of an issue lately, especially since its a service i pay for. Would like to know whats been going on, or when it may be fixed. Of course, my opinion of the app has not changed. Just would like the crashes fixed.
  • Missing Google play music Sep 22, 2020

    By westopher718
    In all honesty I switched over to this app with a really open mind because I figured it would work about the same as Google play music. But I've been disappointed in certain functions. I mostly listen to my music while I'm driving so the download-only feature is really important. On Google, you could toggle your downloads on and off and then sort by artist if you wanted. I've noticed on this app that if you want to listen to downloads you can either choose one individual album or you can shuffle all of your songs. This is frustrating to me. The other thing I'm not thrilled about is the really bad lag when I skip a song or two. And this is still if I'm only listening to my downloaded music so there is no reason for the app to act like it's buffering or whatever the problem is here?? I really wanted to like this app. I did. But it's got some pretty major issues and they had a long time to sort this out before making everyone switch over.
  • So bad Dec 21, 2020

    By Kjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
    This is by far the worst app for listening to music that I have ever used. (And I have the paid subscription.) It takes a gazillion clicks to find my recent or commonly used playlists. I don’t get on the app to use mixes some rando made, I get on to listen to MY LISTS and to find new releases. Why do I have to click like five times to reach my playlists???? And even then it doesn’t show me the ones I’ve lost recently played, only the ones I’ve recently edited! The playlists are not sorted alphabetically. If I want to remove songs from a queue or move them to another playlist, it’s impossible to select more than one song at once—I HATE THIS ESPECIALLY. Such a basic and inexcusable oversight they’ve had months to fix. And if I’m already listening to a list I’ve downloaded and then I leave WiFi, it complains to me that it has no connection and needs to go to downloads, and makes me click through multiple times just to find again and shuffle the list I’m already listening to. Just awful. Also google play used to show me how many times I’ve listened to each song, and that’s what I looked at to find my favorite songs of the year. I don’t want a 2020 list they make for me, I want to make my own list! Why can’t they provide this basic thing that was already offered on google play? The web app is equally frustrating. I can’t believe we actually pay them to provide this abysmal level of service.
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Adam Tineo
    Dumb to leave the screen on. We just choose not to use your app. Not smart at all if you want to control and force someone to pay so that the experience is better, we just use pandora. I can turn my screen off. Also, app says no internet connection and music stops. Internet is fine, and now I pay for silence until the app behaves. I say this bc on my other phone I payed. The features are not worth 10.00 month. It is unreliable, no support, no email to contact, it's a ridiculous app. Pay or no.
  • Inexcusably bad Nov 12, 2020

    By D. Comiskey
    I don’t even know where to start with just how buggy and unusable this app and YT Music is overall. It’s not a step down from Google Play - it’s ten steps down. GP worked flawlessly, you could edit metadata (like artwork), stream through your Sonos for FREE and it has/had a simple User interface. YTM has none of that and it’s simply inexcusable. All they had to do was rebrand GPM and call it a day. Instead, we get an app that is so frustrating to use. Plug it in CarPlay and you don’t get a “most recent” screen like every, single other music app gives you. You have to manually navigate to what you want. If you want to start up where you left off before, you have to use the app on the phone and make at least 3 clicks to get to your recent album/songs. It also doesn’t remember your playback settings. If you click on “repeat” for an album, it will usually stop by the second play. If you don’t have repeat on and you’re at the last song of an album, hitting the |> button won’t take you back to the first track. Again, that is just BASIC functionality. If you want to stream your library through your Sonia system? Well, with GP it was free. Now? You have to pay for the 9.99/mo upgrade fee for YTM “Premium.” No thanks, Google. You don’t take away a free service and give us an inferior one as a replacement and have the gall to charge people for it.
  • Basic features are a failure Oct 1, 2020

    By CurtisL
    I truly don't understand how this app is rated so well. It fails in the most basic of ways, making using it a continually frustrating experience. When viewing Library by Artist, instead of showing the Albums by that artist like every music app ever, including Google Play Music, it just lists all the songs by that artist. "YT Music" and "Uploads" are separated when. Looking at your library, so you have to look in two different places to see all the content from a single artist. Loop preference does not persist between queues, so when you start a new album or playlist, if you want it to loop, you have to select that EACH TIME. You can view Downloads just fine if you have service, but if you're in a low service area, the app will just sit at a loading screen forever, blocking access to everything, unless you turn on airplane mode. It's a mess. The only marginal improvement on Google Play Music has been consistent album art when in offline mode (it'd just disappear in GPM for some reason). This app needs SO MUCH WORK and seems to have been designed by a team that has never worked on this type of app before, or simply doesn't get UX at all. Being forced to replace GPM with this is incredibly frustrating.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Craig Jeffords
    I thought Android Auto was buggy and fragile. Then I was forced to move from Play Music to this. Absolute garbage. Randomly stops playing from my library, casting works maybe half the time, and I've had to dismiss the "Upgrade to premium" prompt pretty much every single day for over a year. At least with Play Music my playlists would actually play.
  • GLITCHY and CONFUSING as heck Oct 19, 2021

    By Johns59
    I wouldn't be very upset about how they are getting rid of Google Play Music if this app wasn't so crappy of a replacement. It is super glitchy, freezes way too often, doesn't let me download many things that were downloadable on Google Play Music, and it still hasn't downloaded the playlists that for which I initiated the downloads weeks ago...I mean come on! Google certainly has the resources to make this app so much better, so since it is hopeless that they will change their minds on getting rid of Google Play Music (which I heavily endorsed for the years that I used it and spent hours upon hours building up my library etc, and have been the DJ at work and many gatherings personal and professional), PLEASE GET THIS APP FULLY FUNCTIONAL related to my complaints above!!!!!!! UPDATE AFTER USING THIS CRAPP FOR OVER A YEAR: I think this (crapp) app has gotten worse somehow 😢😪😫 It has frozen a dozen times after playing DOWNLOADED songs during my cries country trip today. And it takes about a minute to get its bearings to even begin paying anything for EVEN THOUGH IT’S DOWNLOADED let alone the fact that I’ve got FULL 5G SERVICE 🤮
  • Jan 15, 2022

    By John Liebgott
    I decided give YouTube Music a 3rd look got the paid version. You can use it with the screen off but as far as a continuously playing music play it's terrible. Why can't YT Music flawless flow from one song to the next. When I'm doing an activity I have to stop press play again because the music randomly pauses. None of the other music apps have to noticeably buffer or find the data connection to play the next song. I will give it more time but if this doesn't get fixed I'm canceling.
  • Great app, big flaws Sep 22, 2021

    By c*dot
    This is my all time favorite music app, and I wish I could give it 5 stars.. but there’s a couple things that are preventing that at the current moment. Firstly, it’s 2021 and there’s still no lyrics tab? I understand that it’s not always possible to be accurate 100% of the time, or maybe it’s a file size issue, but Apple Music does it and it works just fine. It’s extremely annoying to constantly switch apps to my browser, so I can read the lyrics, and I had to pay to even be able to do that in the first place. Secondly, and this is BY FAR my biggest pet peeve ever. When I go out of my way to rearrange my playlist to perfectly fit my mood at the time and I accidentally click on a song to start a station instead of adding it to the queue. Maybe add a warning, like “hey you’re about to lose that whole playlist arrangement you spent an hour on, are you sure you want to continue?” (Yet, another thing Apple Music does) I never thought Apple would be better at listening to their customers than google but here we are.
  • Poor substitute Mar 13, 2021

    By NathanFilz
    The company offered free music storage to its users, in exchange users agreed to allow Google to use the music they uploaded to build their music library. Google took note of similar artists a user might listen to and built their recommendation engine off of that data. They acquired competitors solely to put them out of business and eliminate the competition. They stifled innovation at every turn, and users kept quiet because they still felt the relationship was mutually beneficial. But as soon as Google had milked as much date from the users libraries as they could, they eliminated the service, and in its place coughed up this garbage that in no way is an equal substitute for what they killed. Now if you want to listen to your music that you spent years cultivating and curating, you either need to pay up $150 a year, or listen to an advertisement after every single song, with no ability to cache music for offline play. Are you an advertising business ? A music streaming company? A phone manufacturer? You can’t be all of the above and still prioritize the best interest of the customer.
  • The new update created a new bug Nov 16, 2021

    By reisenthedos
    So, supposedly instead of fixing the “only one song in a DOWNLOADED playlist when not using the app while before driving “ it now crashes in the middle of the first song just when the car is barely moving to a certain speed. It doesn’t do that if your listening to music while working or just chilling, only on a moving car. Also the random button doesn’t really randomize the music in the playlist. I noticed this whenever it lands on certain songs and it starts playing on a particular order. I missed how you can just press the randomizer button to get random songs. Now it only randomizes every other press, losing the point of the button. And when you have the randomize button on and you do something else for a bit before coming back to the app, it’ll unrandomize itself, losing whatever particular order it had when it was randomize. Please go back to the previous patch til you fix this! I don’t like listening to the radio while driving.

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  • img Expert
    1. Can’t find your favorite song? Explore the nearly endless catalog of music videos, playlists, covers, concert footage and live recordings
    2. Keep the music playing even when your phone screen is asleep! Create the perfect mixtape and take it with you wherever you go with YouTube Red
    3. Find songs for every mood with an app that follows your lead! Receive suggested songs that match those you’ve already listened to

    Reviewed by Laura S on December 20, 2017

  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Tiffany
    I really love this app! If there weren't so many ads to join, i might spend the cash to upgrade! I never pay for apps! It would help, though. My complaint is that they ask every other song, it seems, if I'm still listening. Actually, i was trying to get it on but you stopped the jams, YouTube music! ¢0¢kblocks*
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Jeffrey W. Girtz III
    Out of all my tests on which music service is the best, honestly, I love YT Music the best. The catalog is amazing. From all of the main music creators, to covers, etc. It's all here. I would be willing to pay extra if they add Ultra High Definition audio. But for what you get, YT Premium and music. Nothing beats this deal.
  • Good Google Play music transfer, other things to improve Jul 14, 2020

    By WITH LOVE...
    I’m super happy they finally allowed the transfer of our Google Play music playlists, but using this as my main music app is going to need a few improvements if I’m being honest. First, the app can be glitchy when loading info the current song playing, and sometimes I have to close the app fully to get it to work. Secondly, if you are going to have a feature of having lyrics built into the app, please update it to where you know any song made within the last 30-40 years at the minimum will load no matter the genre or artist, no matter how popular or not the song is (in it’s current state it feels like a beta rather than a fully released music app.) I enjoy it overall but am looking forward to improvements moving forward.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By clarence zettlemoyer
    Awesome! Best music app I've ever used. I literally think it can do anything you might possibly want it to do. Ive been using it for about 4 years now. Highly recommend if you listen to music alot. - Update: Lately app has been crashing a lot. Its been a bit of an issue lately, especially since its a service i pay for. Would like to know whats been going on, or when it may be fixed. Of course, my opinion of the app has not changed. Just would like the crashes fixed.
  • Jan 15, 2022

    By Mary Birdsall
    I do like this ago for music and once the free initial trial is over, this option for playing music will be a choice to consider.The only thing is, why would people pay for a subscription when free music can be heard elsewhere? The answer is that you can hear any music of choices along with entire record of each musician and introduced to music you may never of heard of!! Thanks
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Quinn Green
    This is an amazing music app. Just like YouTube its wonderful at curating music based on what you already like and it has the added benefit of being able to make and use playlists without the premium subscription. I have to premium so I don't get ads anymore but when I did they were never that disruptive or crazy long. YouTube premium is 100% worth it because you can listen to music in the background and it transfers to YouTube itself and not just YouTube music.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Jacob Smith
    Way better than Spotify,You can actually choose the song you listen to AND listen to a song on repeat for free. Background play is premium only but that's understandable (also a bunch of reviews are saying it doesn't work or randomly stops but it doesn't and if it does then it's probably problems with internet which can be fixed by allowing it to play over data)
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Kevin McGinnes
    I like it for one you can save it put in with your Playlist also have it organized for what your wanting bye groups on Autoplay. You can stream with your friends, your favorite bands you play, tag some people you follow on Facebook or Instagram. Also them taging you back. Which I've haven't been able to learn how to do that yet. If there's anyone one I could give a learning lesson how to youtube with family & friends maybe I can be a good friend back and get some likes on your profile channels.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Mark Smith
    I've tried em all. Spotify, apple music, tidal, soundcloud, google play music(back in the day), and YouTube music is the best hands down for me. Both the music selection and app design are just great. Now if only they would make an Xbox app (allowing playback in the background) for YouTube music i could finally cancel my Spotify subscription.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By witchycrone
    I have quite the eclectic taste in music. And, I have been totally and pleasantly surprised by your choice suggestions according to my likes. I gave a good review last year, but really liked all the different choices you now give considering the wide variety of genres I listen to. Thank you, and Happy New Year in 2022!
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By John Boehme
    I've had this app since I was released before Google Music was put to rest. I still maintain that the app is a 4 star because when you shuffle a playlist it will only play so many songs before you have to open the app again and either select another playlist or reshuffle that same one. I wish it would just continue playing songs or at least give you the option to "continue listening".
  • Neat app, but a few improvements could be useful. Mar 29, 2021

    By Monolith Soundworks
    I give this four stars because it’s an amazing app, and I’ve been using it on my Lenovo / Google Home smart clock to fall asleep. As well as I like it, there are a few things that I would like to be added. For one, when I ask it to play a certain person or music company that I like, for example Waterflame, or Danimal Cannon, I want it to just play those songs. I’m tired of skipping songs to the point where I can’t even skip anything without a membership. Second of all, stop flooding your ads with membership advertisements! It’s annoying to me because imagine hearing after every single song: “Buy our membership!” And I would also like the option to not play certain songs, because after a while it plays lo-fi music or old school hip-hop, but I don’t want that to happen. Again, this is a great app, but these things are something that could be considered in the future. I look forward to using this more.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Cristian Pimentel
    The app is pretty solid though I've noticed 2 major flaws. The quality of songs sometimes is terrible. It's like a low quality rip was made and uploaded. Second, so many songs are categorized as the original uncensored record but end up being a radio edit. It's super annoying and more common than not. I guess third, and related, I've seen quite a few mistitled songs. Guessing it's still relying quite a bit on crowdsourced categorization.
  • One “tiny” complaint Sep 24, 2020

    By •Kit Katt•
    Ok, so this app is great if you just wanna listen to music, which I like to do. So I opened the app, and it asked my if I wanted to start my free trial. I said no, because I wanted to save it. Then I exited the app because I didn’t want to use it yet. So that happened yesterday, and when I went on the app today, it said my free trial was ending soon. I checked if I had Premium, and apparently I did. Why did it give me Premium? I didn’t want to use the free trial yet. When I had YT Music on my old iPad, it let me choose when I wanted to use the free trail. And the “Try Premium today” thing doesn’t have a exit button. The only thing you can do is press the button, or exit the app. Apparently both result in YT Premium now, so either it’s a glitch, or on purpose. Anyway, beside this wall of one complaint, the app is pretty good. I like how you can shuffle the playlist and it recommends you more songs. Well, have a good day.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Joshua Bernstein
    I wish there was more options to customize and make navigation simpler. I wish music was a standalone service without the video and all that stuff. App is ok, I think the audio quality should automatically be improved rather than going with any of the lower quality stuff....before I found the settings to change that, I was about to cancel my subscription
  • You can listen to music with this Aug 13, 2021

    By delta airport
    Yes it is true, you can use this app to listen to music, shocking. However if you move your phone while in the app, cause you have to be in app to hear the music unless you pay, the music tends to minimize and you can accidentally tap on and start playing a different song. Also the quick picks feature is neat, though it will recommend some music that I haven’t listened to in 5 months and at that I barely listened to at all, I was listening the the cure, tilted my phone and accidentally started playing lemon demon, and there isn’t a way that I know of to hop back into what you were listening to, idk make the back button for songs at the start of a queue be able to take you back to your last queue, problem solved. Also allow the option to turn off tilt controls, I cannot think of a place or time when I would be glad that they are there, cause I could just drag my finger down the screen. Plus some artists either have their discography hidden (Bob Dylan for example) or just not there (see Jimi Hendrix), why is that
  • Missing Google play music Sep 22, 2020

    By westopher718
    In all honesty I switched over to this app with a really open mind because I figured it would work about the same as Google play music. But I've been disappointed in certain functions. I mostly listen to my music while I'm driving so the download-only feature is really important. On Google, you could toggle your downloads on and off and then sort by artist if you wanted. I've noticed on this app that if you want to listen to downloads you can either choose one individual album or you can shuffle all of your songs. This is frustrating to me. The other thing I'm not thrilled about is the really bad lag when I skip a song or two. And this is still if I'm only listening to my downloaded music so there is no reason for the app to act like it's buffering or whatever the problem is here?? I really wanted to like this app. I did. But it's got some pretty major issues and they had a long time to sort this out before making everyone switch over.
  • This app is below average Sep 6, 2021

    By grizzlemynizzle
    Using this app since it’s replacing google play. I don’t like that it takes forever to connect to my Bluetooth it seems to always have a lag and the music buffers in the beginning too. I never experienced this with google play. Maybe the music videos are still loading in the background even though it’s on “music only” mode. I also really dislike that my music never picks up where it left off when I’m done. I have to manually go and search for my song every time I restart my car or anytime I come back to the app really. I’ve tried not closing the app on my home screen but it didn’t make a difference. Sometimes my playlists can get long and searching for a song toward the middle is annoying. I do like that I can find any song that’s on YT on here though, sometimes google play would not offer songs YT music has offered. This app is constantly crashing for me after a year of using it now and I am not impressed by any of their updates so far
  • Good app. One Dealbreaker Flaw Aug 24, 2021

    By Electromagnet83
    This app is pretty cool. It has a ton of music, videos, playlist, etc. I was even impressed at the fact that if you play an album such as Pink Floyd for example there is no to second pause between the songs. Everything flows from one to the next as it should. What drives me absolutely crazy about this app however is that on any artist, playlist, or song that you start with clicking shuffle is not really shuffling in random order.I put on a huge playlist for workouts and click shuffle, however I quickly realized that it shuffles in the same preset orderEvery time. If I click shuffle 20 times today and two days from now click shuffle 20 times again on the same playlist it will be the same exact first song, second song, third song etc. My understanding is that this has been a complaint for years and has not been fixed. It’s enough for me to quit premium service.
  • Great app but needs improvement Aug 5, 2021

    By Raise sell prices
    I love this app. I have a premium membership I’ve been paying for one for a long time. I love the platform so I don’t mind paying a couple extra bucks a month to use the premium benefits of this app. There are a few issues though. If I run out of premium you guys absolutely flood me with ads way more then you need to which aggravates me a little bit and also ever since this new update the app has been crashing left and right and I’ll be listening to a playlist and you won’t be able to view half the songs in the playlist. Before the update the app was fine but after it kinda got messed up. All this app needs is a few bugs repaired and then it will be fine otherwise I love this app. Also it would be smart for you guys to keep political ads off of your website too because I know that people don’t want to see that regardless of where they stand on the political spectrum.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Nikima Stewart
    I miss Google Play Music. I don't have the option to set my settings to automatically play only clean versions of songs in YouTube Music. When I ask YouTube Music to play an artist, it only plays a certain number of songs. Google Play Music would play almost the artist's entire catalog. If I ask YouTube Music to play an album, it often can't or would only play the title song. There are other issues I have, but I can't think of them all now. I do like the personalized mixes.
  • Hey Jan 14, 2022

    By Jesswards iPhone III
    I’m giving this 1 less star than when I first started to use this app. Somewhere between the last update and now, the “recently played” arrow button next to those words was gone. You guys had put it in the main account bar menu and honestly that was sucha huge mistake. Now I had to go and find and click my way to my recently played history. From songs like a week ago or so. Yeah had a big issue with that, I had to tinker around the controls to find my recently played songs list. You guys fixed it now which I am very happy. That is a feature that serves a great purpose for someone like me. Sure there must be others that have the same feeling towards it. Thanks for putting it back and listening to your clients. But I’m giving it a 3 star rating. Maybe next time it updates or asks for a review I’ll leave a better one, if they keep that feature and or elaborate more on it. Thank you :)
  • Basic features are a failure Oct 1, 2020

    By CurtisL
    I truly don't understand how this app is rated so well. It fails in the most basic of ways, making using it a continually frustrating experience. When viewing Library by Artist, instead of showing the Albums by that artist like every music app ever, including Google Play Music, it just lists all the songs by that artist. "YT Music" and "Uploads" are separated when. Looking at your library, so you have to look in two different places to see all the content from a single artist. Loop preference does not persist between queues, so when you start a new album or playlist, if you want it to loop, you have to select that EACH TIME. You can view Downloads just fine if you have service, but if you're in a low service area, the app will just sit at a loading screen forever, blocking access to everything, unless you turn on airplane mode. It's a mess. The only marginal improvement on Google Play Music has been consistent album art when in offline mode (it'd just disappear in GPM for some reason). This app needs SO MUCH WORK and seems to have been designed by a team that has never worked on this type of app before, or simply doesn't get UX at all. Being forced to replace GPM with this is incredibly frustrating.
  • Jan 15, 2022

    By John Liebgott
    I decided give YouTube Music a 3rd look got the paid version. You can use it with the screen off but as far as a continuously playing music play it's terrible. Why can't YT Music flawless flow from one song to the next. When I'm doing an activity I have to stop press play again because the music randomly pauses. None of the other music apps have to noticeably buffer or find the data connection to play the next song. I will give it more time but if this doesn't get fixed I'm canceling.
  • Great app, big flaws Sep 22, 2021

    By c*dot
    This is my all time favorite music app, and I wish I could give it 5 stars.. but there’s a couple things that are preventing that at the current moment. Firstly, it’s 2021 and there’s still no lyrics tab? I understand that it’s not always possible to be accurate 100% of the time, or maybe it’s a file size issue, but Apple Music does it and it works just fine. It’s extremely annoying to constantly switch apps to my browser, so I can read the lyrics, and I had to pay to even be able to do that in the first place. Secondly, and this is BY FAR my biggest pet peeve ever. When I go out of my way to rearrange my playlist to perfectly fit my mood at the time and I accidentally click on a song to start a station instead of adding it to the queue. Maybe add a warning, like “hey you’re about to lose that whole playlist arrangement you spent an hour on, are you sure you want to continue?” (Yet, another thing Apple Music does) I never thought Apple would be better at listening to their customers than google but here we are.
  • The new update created a new bug Nov 16, 2021

    By reisenthedos
    So, supposedly instead of fixing the “only one song in a DOWNLOADED playlist when not using the app while before driving “ it now crashes in the middle of the first song just when the car is barely moving to a certain speed. It doesn’t do that if your listening to music while working or just chilling, only on a moving car. Also the random button doesn’t really randomize the music in the playlist. I noticed this whenever it lands on certain songs and it starts playing on a particular order. I missed how you can just press the randomizer button to get random songs. Now it only randomizes every other press, losing the point of the button. And when you have the randomize button on and you do something else for a bit before coming back to the app, it’ll unrandomize itself, losing whatever particular order it had when it was randomize. Please go back to the previous patch til you fix this! I don’t like listening to the radio while driving.
  • Very glitchy Nov 5, 2021

    By Thenewchiken
    Endlessly stuck downloading one of my playlists at 99%. Most of it is already downloaded. Actually sometimes it takes a while to update the playlist and download newer songs. Can’t remove songs from collaborative playlists if not owner. Also it doesn’t always display the right song playing. For example. It’s playing thriller by Michael Jackson but in the notifications it says some other song. Also while connected to my cars aux it always repeats songs at least once. Can’t turn it off even if the setting is off. It’s not always compatible with the Ford Focus software. Also I should mention that I’m on free trial. So basically premium. But it’s not worth real money. Also you can’t search songs in downloaded. For example I downloaded 2000 songs and I want to find music by Yung Gravy, I can’t search for it. Also sometimes the “play next” list is glitched and doesn’t show. Also I made a Siri shortcut where it plays a playlist but it’s the same order everytime. There’s no option to shuffle
  • Google needs to do some work if so many people are paying for this app Jul 26, 2021

    By dantee925
    The only thing good about this app now is that you’re able to download your songs. I work in areas with little to no reception a lot of times and having downloaded music really makes the difference. The app has a lot of issues though. My main complaint and most annoying thing is when you search for an artist or song it will start playing songs normally, but comes 4 or 5 songs in it just plays the same song over and over and over or just goes into a loop of the same songs, does not matter if it’s a playlist or an album or just a random search. It will display different song names and album arts on songs that have nothing to do with what you are listening to. No matter what type of music you select it will automatically choose the same artists and songs for every search every time and it drives me crazy. I feel this app just is not worth the subscription price. 3.99 is top price for what it’s worth.
  • So bad Dec 21, 2020

    By Kjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
    This is by far the worst app for listening to music that I have ever used. (And I have the paid subscription.) It takes a gazillion clicks to find my recent or commonly used playlists. I don’t get on the app to use mixes some rando made, I get on to listen to MY LISTS and to find new releases. Why do I have to click like five times to reach my playlists???? And even then it doesn’t show me the ones I’ve lost recently played, only the ones I’ve recently edited! The playlists are not sorted alphabetically. If I want to remove songs from a queue or move them to another playlist, it’s impossible to select more than one song at once—I HATE THIS ESPECIALLY. Such a basic and inexcusable oversight they’ve had months to fix. And if I’m already listening to a list I’ve downloaded and then I leave WiFi, it complains to me that it has no connection and needs to go to downloads, and makes me click through multiple times just to find again and shuffle the list I’m already listening to. Just awful. Also google play used to show me how many times I’ve listened to each song, and that’s what I looked at to find my favorite songs of the year. I don’t want a 2020 list they make for me, I want to make my own list! Why can’t they provide this basic thing that was already offered on google play? The web app is equally frustrating. I can’t believe we actually pay them to provide this abysmal level of service.
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Adam Tineo
    Dumb to leave the screen on. We just choose not to use your app. Not smart at all if you want to control and force someone to pay so that the experience is better, we just use pandora. I can turn my screen off. Also, app says no internet connection and music stops. Internet is fine, and now I pay for silence until the app behaves. I say this bc on my other phone I payed. The features are not worth 10.00 month. It is unreliable, no support, no email to contact, it's a ridiculous app. Pay or no.
  • Inexcusably bad Nov 12, 2020

    By D. Comiskey
    I don’t even know where to start with just how buggy and unusable this app and YT Music is overall. It’s not a step down from Google Play - it’s ten steps down. GP worked flawlessly, you could edit metadata (like artwork), stream through your Sonos for FREE and it has/had a simple User interface. YTM has none of that and it’s simply inexcusable. All they had to do was rebrand GPM and call it a day. Instead, we get an app that is so frustrating to use. Plug it in CarPlay and you don’t get a “most recent” screen like every, single other music app gives you. You have to manually navigate to what you want. If you want to start up where you left off before, you have to use the app on the phone and make at least 3 clicks to get to your recent album/songs. It also doesn’t remember your playback settings. If you click on “repeat” for an album, it will usually stop by the second play. If you don’t have repeat on and you’re at the last song of an album, hitting the |> button won’t take you back to the first track. Again, that is just BASIC functionality. If you want to stream your library through your Sonia system? Well, with GP it was free. Now? You have to pay for the 9.99/mo upgrade fee for YTM “Premium.” No thanks, Google. You don’t take away a free service and give us an inferior one as a replacement and have the gall to charge people for it.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Craig Jeffords
    I thought Android Auto was buggy and fragile. Then I was forced to move from Play Music to this. Absolute garbage. Randomly stops playing from my library, casting works maybe half the time, and I've had to dismiss the "Upgrade to premium" prompt pretty much every single day for over a year. At least with Play Music my playlists would actually play.
  • GLITCHY and CONFUSING as heck Oct 19, 2021

    By Johns59
    I wouldn't be very upset about how they are getting rid of Google Play Music if this app wasn't so crappy of a replacement. It is super glitchy, freezes way too often, doesn't let me download many things that were downloadable on Google Play Music, and it still hasn't downloaded the playlists that for which I initiated the downloads weeks ago...I mean come on! Google certainly has the resources to make this app so much better, so since it is hopeless that they will change their minds on getting rid of Google Play Music (which I heavily endorsed for the years that I used it and spent hours upon hours building up my library etc, and have been the DJ at work and many gatherings personal and professional), PLEASE GET THIS APP FULLY FUNCTIONAL related to my complaints above!!!!!!! UPDATE AFTER USING THIS CRAPP FOR OVER A YEAR: I think this (crapp) app has gotten worse somehow 😢😪😫 It has frozen a dozen times after playing DOWNLOADED songs during my cries country trip today. And it takes about a minute to get its bearings to even begin paying anything for EVEN THOUGH IT’S DOWNLOADED let alone the fact that I’ve got FULL 5G SERVICE 🤮
  • Poor substitute Mar 13, 2021

    By NathanFilz
    The company offered free music storage to its users, in exchange users agreed to allow Google to use the music they uploaded to build their music library. Google took note of similar artists a user might listen to and built their recommendation engine off of that data. They acquired competitors solely to put them out of business and eliminate the competition. They stifled innovation at every turn, and users kept quiet because they still felt the relationship was mutually beneficial. But as soon as Google had milked as much date from the users libraries as they could, they eliminated the service, and in its place coughed up this garbage that in no way is an equal substitute for what they killed. Now if you want to listen to your music that you spent years cultivating and curating, you either need to pay up $150 a year, or listen to an advertisement after every single song, with no ability to cache music for offline play. Are you an advertising business ? A music streaming company? A phone manufacturer? You can’t be all of the above and still prioritize the best interest of the customer.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Johari Canty
    The shuffle function is pretty terrible. I have hundreds of songs in my library yet every time I set it to shuffle, I hear the same set of songs over and over again. It only takes a small portion of my playlist and shuffles those. The app is also more buggy than Google Play Music ever was. Just download Spotify. This app isn't worth it
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By henry samuels
    I really hate when I get a chance to downloading songs that I liked and then all the sudden it's telling me it's unavailable. You really need to work on data and Wi-Fi service if you're trying to update the damn song because when I'm out and about my data with my T-Mobile or Sprint seem to be slowly updating the song and then it becomes unavailable and it does that all soaked with my Spectrum Wi-Fi so you need to get things situated or give me my money back for how many months I've been using it
  • Jan 15, 2022

    By Cass B
    As of lately not the best Hi ! I have been having issues with youtube music lately . The issue began about 3 weeks ago. Youtube music has been skipping while playing music and crashing while in use. The app shut down numerous amount of times. I haven't been able to listen to the app for awhile. This is a paid subscription. I was wondering if there is anything that I could do. I have already deleted the app and reinstalled it. Thanks in advance, Katrina Beecher

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