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YouTube Music Reviews

YouTube Music is a streaming app primarily designed for Android and iOS mobile devices. The app lets individuals search for music from their favorite artists, enjoy playlists, and access 30 million musical tracks.

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about YouTube Music and what they use it for.
  • Windows update screwed up local app installation
    My windows 11 update recently wiped my youtube music app from my windows app tray. When I go into chrome and go to, I can click the three dots in my browser, but instead of "install youtube music" the only option is "open youtube music". When I do that, it opens youtube music as the desktop app, however it is nowhere to be found in my windows machine. Is there anyway to uninstall and reinstall?... - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • Accessing purchased music without premium
    So I have tried clearing all browser cache & cookies in Firefox, but as well as and even all redirect me to As mentioned in another comment, I also tried installing the Android app, to no avail. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • Accessing purchased music without premium
    What I said earlier about tapping library again was for mobile (Android, iOS). Maybe try a different browser if this doesn't work. You should be able to go to without signing in too. It really shouldn't be redirecting you. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • Accessing purchased music without premium
    As for "Go to the library" - I feel stupid, but how does one do that? I cannot access any URL under because it just redirects me to (and that's just YouTube, so no "library" button there). I am just unable to even reach anything on the YouTube Music app, let alone my library. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • 3 Steps on how to easily convert YouTube videos to mp3
    Over time, YouTube has developed into more than just a video-sharing website; it now features a music component known as YouTube Music. But occasionally, the ideal song simply is not available on the streaming service. Fortunately, there is a technique to convert YouTube to MP3 files and play them offline. I will demonstrate how to achieve it in this article. - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
  • Accessing purchased music without premium
    I wanted to go back to listen to some songs I purchased on Google Play Music way back in the day. I never really used Youtube Music much, but I have listened to my library on Youtube Music a few times before (i.e. It was possible, at some point). However, now, I cannot even access as it redirects me to and wants me to pay for YouTube Premium. Do I now have to subscribe to... - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • Spotify Vs. youTube (Google Music)
    Could you clarify -- are you talking about views or ? - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • Is there a ReVanced but for PC?
    Just use Ublock origin and go to - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • Why are the upvote/downvote icons swapped on the web player?
    Note that in both apps and its also this way, Meaning its probably intentional. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Looking for Power metal songs with fast choruses and powerful vocals.
    You can acces to the full album legally on : just search Eternity's End Unyielding. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • My Supermix hasn’t updated in over a week
    I've never seen it do that. Can you try logging into the web version ( and seeing if the supermix is the same there? It sounds like a very annoying bug... As you've deleted and re-added the app, it sounds more like an account than app issue. Maybe also try opening a ticket with YTM (if you're premium, avatar -> help). - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • YouTube Music PWA -> Windows Default App
    If you're using a logitech keyboard you can set to it a webpage and point it to - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Here's How I could Upload Music to YouTube Music
    Step 1 Visit and log into your YouTube Music account. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • My music playing history is empty, says I've never played a song before. YTM is now recommending music I'm not interested in at all.
    Devices affected: Youtube Music App - Android Https:// - PC. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • What’s going on at WDIV (Local 4) news? This is the ~5th person to leave within the last 4 months!
    My drives are either quiet/silent, or if I want music, I stream, and through Brave it's commercial-free. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Random songs on Reservoir Dogs soundtrack suddenly unavailable (is my Google-Fu weak)
    I've been listening to the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack a few times lately - end to end. Today, suddenly some of the songs are unavailable. Be it using, the desktop app or Android app. Some songs are still available elsewhere: e.g. Little Green Bag is still ok to access on the "Tarantino Connection" album but Fool for Love with Sandy seems to be gone completely. Did I miss the obvious TL-DR somewhere? - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Shoutout to spotdl, an excellent tool to automate the downloading of spotify playlists and songs.
    What part of youtube does it get it from, because a lot of OPUS is higher bitrate than spotify's AAC and opus is better to boot. Also if it's downloading from it's likely always better than spotify. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Convictions - Everything I Wanted (Billie Eilish cover)
    [YouTube Music]: Convictions - Everything I Wanted. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • YT Music Progress Bar Not Working
    I use YoutubeMusic on Kiwi Browser with some userscripts to allow background playback. But sadly I can't use the progress bar to move/skip parts in the song. Now I would be very happy about any suggestions, on how to fix this, maybe a browserscript or a browser extension. Here you can see a image of the current UI o can see on - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • This new library update sucks
    On theres no history or recently played meaning song you listened to but didnt add are just forgotten now wheres couple of days ago everything was fine. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Fundy's Old Stream Playlist
    Hello, I am wondering if anyone happened to copy fundy's old playlist named "Music I play for streams and stuff". I would really appreciate a playlist. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of YouTube Music

9 Best Free Music Download Sites in 2022
YouTube Music is one of the largest websites on the Internet. Many people use it as a music media service. It contains almost all types of music. It's where you can listen to official singles, remixes, live performances and videos. But getting free downloadable songs from YouTube is tricky. There are a lot of copyrighted music on it that cannot be downloaded directly. If you need to download, you can only search...
13 Best Spotify Alternatives Everyone Should Try
Google is getting serious about waging a war against well-established music streaming apps like Spotify, and they have come out all guns blazing. YouTube Music aims to be a separate entity from YouTube. The former is dedicated to all things music. Along with the usual music streaming, you’ll find additional stuff like parodies and cover songs. It’s probably the only service with more songs to offer than Spotify.
Best Spotify alternatives for streaming music in 2019
From Google, Google Play Music (Android, iOS) learns your tastes and delivers 40 million tunes and playlists to your Android phone or iOS device based on context -- where you happen to be and why you're listening. With a free account, you'll get a radio-like experience based on your favorite songs, artists, and albums, plus expert playlists; recommendations based on what you're into or doing; and storage and...
The 5 Best FREE Spotify Alternatives (2018) | PROS AND CONS
Our favorite feature is that it gives you access to ALL YouTube versions of the song, including covers by amateurs and other artists. The free version has ads, but they are well worth it. There’s even a browser-based version. You know when you break up with your ex and start dating someone better? Yup, that’s basically what using YouTube Music is.
The 6 Best Spotify Alternatives for Music Streaming
Available in 17 countries at the time of writing, YouTube Music brings together music from the biggest record labels and uses Google’s AI learning to tailor your streaming just for you. It also taps into the untold millions of songs from the main YouTube site – covers, fan versions, uploads, and much more.

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