YouTube Music adds local in-app audio playback

YouTube Music finally supports local files on Android

YouTube Music finally supports local files on Android

YouTube Music has been groomed as a replacement for Play Music ever since Google rebranded its YouTube services past year, though we haven't seen much movement in that regard. There's a special section called "Device Files", and XDA Developers note that unlike with Play Music, you are not able to upload these files to your cloud or add them to a YouTube Music playlist for listening on other devices. Previous updates to Google's up-and-coming music streaming app allowed it to be used for playback when opening audio files on your phone, but it didn't have a built-in local content browser, which is the biggest change in the latest iteration. For readers information, YouTube Music is a music streaming service and mobile app developed by YouTube; it provides a tailored interface for the service-oriented towards music streaming.

We can notice the warning bar at the top in the screenshot.

You can not cast locally-stored content through YouTube Music.

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Users can ask their Google Home to play music based on a mood or tell it to play a genre so that you can find music to match the moment.

We can not cast locally-stored content through YouTube Music.

These two limitations are pretty annoying, especially when you consider that Google Play Music doesn't have the first one. Another omission that should (hopefully) eventually make it into the YouTube Music app is the ability to migrate your library from Google Play Music.

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