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Google might combine YouTube Music and Google Play Music

Google Play Music streaming service could merge with YouTube Music
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Google's two music streaming apps might soon become one, as the company is apparently rethinking its strategy and plans to combine the two products, including the two teams behind them as well.

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Google acquired YouTube more than a decade ago, but the internet search giant launched YouTube Music back in 2015. However, Google Play Music and YouTube Music are somehow redundant. Now it looks like the two might soon come together, and the resulting product will be developed and maintained by the two teams currently working separately.

The Verge writes that "According to several sources familiar with the change, the product teams working on YouTube Music and Google Play Music are being combined into a single unit." The same source also reveals that the users should not expect any noticeable changes for the time being, as both apps will continue on their separate ways for a while.

However, it looks like "a single unified music app from Google" is in the cards and everything is only a matter of time. A Google spokesperson confirmed the move but also ensured the users that the company would provide "plenty of notice before any changes are made."

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02-13 (Update: 2017-02-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.