YouTube Music will now allow free users to download playlists that contain uploaded songs. As reported by Android Police, this adds another dimension to being a free user of YouTube Music.
YouTube Music has been adding new features left, right and center since the migration over from Google Play Music. That process did not prove to be as successful as hoped so some of these features have acted as a bit of a sweetener to new users.
Some of these new features have included some new additions to make its TV experience more satisfying. The platform also began working on a new setting to separate liked videos from the Music and the main client.
Now it looks like YouTube Music is trying to add more functionality for its free users. In an attempt to capture a wide audience. This new feature will give them more freedom over what they can download and listen to offline.
YouTube Music free users can now download playlists with uploaded tracks
Previously, free users could download uploaded music but had to do so with each song individually. This meant that even playlists containing your own music transferred from GPM. Downloading playlists was not supported but now that has changed giving greater freedom to these users.
The reason why this will please so many is the fact that personal uploads were a central part of Google Play Music. Making a similar sort of functionality available to free users on YouTube Music is a big step as it brings the platform in line with what was previously offered with Google Play.
YouTube added support for uploads last year but the system was quite lackluster in many ways. Google Play Music offered much more in the way of options and customizations. Now it looks like YouTube Music has turned this around somewhat.
The new feature appears to work in both iOS and Android which is pleasing to see. Often these sorts of updates take quite a while to roll out and do some in a haphazard way which can be annoying.
However, this does not appear to be the case in this situation with it available to all right way. Hopefully, YouTube will go further with this feature and make it possible to edit uploaded track metadata as Google Play used to.
Given YouTube's current trajectory with the number of new features coming out, this may well happen soon. It will also be interesting to see what else the platform offers in the near future as it has shown no signs of slowing down as yet.