Google Assistant can play personal YouTube Music playlists

YouTube Music is getting a bit better as Google added Assistant support for personal playlists.

This means you can now ask Google Assistant to play playlists you’ve created on Android.

It’s something Spotify and Google Play Music were already able to do, so it’s nice to see YouTube achieve parity.

People can now say “Ok Google, play ‘X’ playlist” and if YouTube Music is set as the default service in Google Assistant settings, it will work.

If you need to reset your default playback service, you can go to the “Services” tab in Google Assistant app settings and set it as your primary music app.

While YouTube Music continues to get new features like the ability to download music and the possibility of a new home screen with custom playlists, it still lags behind Spotify and Apple Music in terms of popularity.

I don’t know what YouTube Music needs to make it more appealing than its competitors because it already has several great features like the ability to bundle it with YouTube Premium without ads, upload your own music, and just about everything you’d expect from a modern streaming music service.

Overall, it’s strange that YouTube Music didn’t have this feature earlier, but now that it’s here, subscribers who like to use voice commands can use YouTube Music more easily.

Source: 9to5Google

George L. Hernandez