Absolute pile of trash. As usual with Google they've decided to kill a perfectly good thing (GPM) and introduce a monstrosity for absolutely no reason. The UI is trash, integration of a personal library/uploads makes no sense, playlist sorting makes no sense, alphabetization of artists is dumb (how have we not learned that bands that start with "the" don't go to T), and the functioning on the new Chromecast is abysmal. There does not seem to be a way to search just music in YTM on the Chromecast, with search results including primarily live performances rather than populating search results with albums, singles, etc. Once again, this is an absolute pile of trash. After years of refusing to use Spotify because GPM was actually a good app, I'm immediately transitioning to Spotify.
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Terrible on so many levels. The most recent annoyance - If google loses the license to music in your playlists the phone will be forever trapped in a "looking for incomplete downloads" cycle. To fix it the user has to go through their own playlists and manually remove each song that google no longer has rights to. Seem like it would take one developer half a day to fix. What the actual, google? Additionally, about half the time the app won't open on the first try. Google play music was a much better app, but now we get this steaming pile.
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Jesus Curiel, Jr. (Jesse Curiel)
I love Google products/apps. But this is such a poor "replacement" for Google Play Music. Truly disappointing. Its so busy, a bit confusing, plays commercials way too frequently, and now you can't cast your uploaded music to other Google products, like the Nest if you don't have a subscription. I uploaded my music collection consisting of about 10,000 songs; essentially all my ripped CD and digital music collection. Frustrating.
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