My day has finally arrived. I finally got the thumbs up to be one of the users that can successfully move my Google Play Music library over to YouTube Music with just one click. You can check here if you want to see if your account is ready for transfer. Count me in as one of the users who never saw anything wrong with Google Play Music, but also as one who knows that things transition and is mostly on board to give it a real try. Well, except for one, nagging, silly, and entirely-avoidable pitfall: proper Chromecast support on the web. Google owns YouTube. YouTube was one of the first Chromecast services. Chromecast support is baked into YouTube on mobile, on the web and basically anywhere it lives.
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Kyle Bradshaw. It would be an understatement to say that some dislike the upcoming gradual shutdown of Google Play Music in favor of YouTube Music. Ahead of that shutdown, Google appears to be addressing one of the many complaints with YouTube Music by preparing to let you cast uploaded music to smart speakers for free. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ever ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be imperfect.
YouTube Music charges a monthly fee to play my music on my speaker?
YouTube Music is finally opening up Chromecast support to everyone. A major feature gap between the two services that we've been complaining about has been the restrictive Chromecast support. On Google Music, casting just worked for everyone. On YouTube Music, casting was restricted to people paying for the monthly streaming service.