Google Poised to Become the Next Major Player in Music Streaming Services

Google is quickly becoming a leader in the music streaming game, with YouTube Music and Google Play boasting 15 million total subscribers.

According to an article from Digital Trends, this number makes Google the fourth largest paid music streaming service. This puts them just behind Spotify at 100 million subscribers, Apple with 50 million, and the ever-popular Amazon with 30 million. Though Google has disputed the claim, many sources suggest that YouTube has been struggling in the past to gain subscribers, as most YouTube members only come to the service for influencer videos, regular daily vlogs, and occasionally music videos.

Though Google Play and YouTube coexist currently, there is a plan in place to eventually transition users to only YouTube Music. This could be a smart decision in boosting subscribers for YouTube’s paid services, or it could cause more confusion and frustration among users. That remains to be seen, but it is interesting to see Google making waves in streaming and gaining on its competitors, and it will also be interesting to see what all they have in store next.

Though Google Play and YouTube coexist currently, there is a plan in place to eventually transition users to only YouTube Music. This could be a smart decision in boosting subscribers for YouTube’s paid services, or it could cause more confusion and frustration among users. That remains to be seen, but it is interesting to see Google making waves in streaming and gaining on its competitors, and it will also be interesting to see what all they have in store next.

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