YouTube is all set to make one of its ‘paid’ features available for free for millions of users all across the globe. Until now, only the premium YouTube Music subscribers could cast content on connected speakers at home. This will change now with this new update.
As reported by Android Police, YouTube Music will also play with Google Assistant. What this means is that the service will show the correct, personalised playlist even when the request is made by its name. So, for instance, you can give a voice command like “Hey Google, play my ‘musicals at work’ playlist.”
The report states that this feature works in the US and it assumes that the users in Brazil and Canada could well have seen this as well.
A user on Reddit made this confirmation: “Sorry if this has been posted about already but I just noticed that casting my uploaded music is now possible without a premium membership! It’s a small win, hopefully more of the old GPM features will slowly be added as well. Note: I’m talking iOS,” the user pointed out.
There have been other upgrades as well and this include support for 4K videos on Apple TV 4K. Interestingly enough, Apple TV 4K has been around for quite some time, but then the support for 4K YouTube videos support was announced just this year when the tvOS 14 update was rolled out.
The other update includes addition of a global top charts to the Explore tab. That second section in the bottom bar which was launched earlier this year replaces the video-focused Hotlist. This is one way through which YouTube Music can “share with you the most popular songs from around the world, no matter where you’re located.” This feature is available on on Android, iOS, and the web.