Google is building a new service which looks to slay its existing Google Play Music service. The search giant is reportedly looking at introducing a new service called YouTube Remix, which will set to replace rivals Spotify and Apple Music, but also make the Google Play Music redundant.
It is long-rumored that Google is looking at an audio and video cleanup, as a part of which it may seek to remove the Google Play Music. According to an Engadget report, the rumored YouTube Remix service will be launched sometime later this year.
The new service will reportedly bring the best of both online streaming and video content sourced from the native YouTube. It will essentially blend Google Play Music and YouTube Music. That’s possibly why it is also called ‘YouTube Remix’.
It is not the first instance of YouTube Remix hitting the news. It has been teased since last year with an expected launch in March this year. However, we are yet to see that. It is now reported that existing users of the Google Play Music will be prompted to migrate to the new service by the end of 2018. While the rumored YouTube Remix service will seek to compete against Apple Music and Spotify, it might come across as a disappointment for those who love the ‘locker’ feature for personal playlists.
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Meanwhile, Google is quite busy these days revamping its services and introducing new ones to engage users. Earlier this week, it introduced a revamped Gmail with integrated G-suite apps. The company also rolled out a new to-do list app called Google Tasks. As for the music streaming service, it remains to be seen if it is finally released by the purported time and what all new features it offers to compete against the rivals.