YouTube Music is increasing upon its Offline Mixtape feature with a more thorough model it’s now calling “smart downloads.” When you permit apt downloads, the app will go robotically download up to 500 songs which you’ll be able to listen to anywhere — whether or not or not you’ve got a facts connection.

That choice consists of the Offline Mixtape (one hundred-tune playlist based totally in your listening records) and “songs out of your Liked Songs playlist and your different preferred playlists and albums.” You can set a limit for the way a whole lot of music smart downloads will pull down, and the system best takes place at night time and while your telephone is attached to Wi-Fi. YouTube gave me an example of what this might appear like for the average person: “Offline Mixtape, Pop Hotlist, Summer 2019 playlist, Kacey Musgraves album.” So it’s enough to get you via some hours of having caught without the capability to movement tunes.

I’m no longer sure who needs an app to download so much music on its personal. And I’m an excessive amount of-of a control freak to believe an set of rules to populate that listing. Just because I changed into listening to some thing the opposite day does not mean that’s what I’ll need to listen on a flight or in the course of my daily go back and forth, so I’ll stay with guide.
But smart downloads is probably beneficial in case you generally tend to neglect approximately saving tune for offline listening until it’s too overdue. Other apps along with Netflix also are getting into this lane; Netflix’s smart downloads can now keep the following episode of anything you’re looking so it’s ready to go right away, and it’ll routinely delete episodes you’ve already finished.

Unfortunately, YouTube continues to be unable to say precisely while it’ll migrate user libraries from Google Play Music over to YouTube Music. I requested a spokesperson for a standing replace on that this afternoon and haven’t begun to hear back. Yesterday, I observed that Google Play Music changed into up to date to cope with a bug on iOS thirteen, so there must be sufficient people nevertheless the use of it to have made that restoration a priority. We realize that between the two offerings, Google has over 15 million paying subscribers. I can’t make the transfer to YouTube Music until all my stuff indicates up there, and I recognize there are other people within the same boat, so I’ll keep asking.

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