In their current format, Google has YouTube, YouTube Red, Google TV and Google Play. Combining YouTube Red and Google Play will remove unnecessary bulk and improve ease of use, which has proven itself to be the number one thing consumers are looking for; for this reason, Google’s top streaming competitor Spotify has accelerated to the top of the music streaming game. Changes to the platforms have been rumored for months, and it is believed that the free platforms will remain available. However, a combined platform pending the price of a subscription will certainly entice potential users. Google confirmed in a statement that no immediate changes will be made, and there will be plenty of advance notice before any changes are made. You can see the statement from Google below:
“Music is very important to Google and we’re evaluating how to bring together our music offerings to deliver the best possible product for our users, music partners and artists. Nothing will change for users today and we’ll provide plenty of notice before any changes are made.”
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