So, I run into this too (btw I'm perhaps the biggest Radiohead fan on the planet so I know what you're saying)...
I use both GPM and YTM. YTM is great for:
It's gotten a lot better, but it has a mountain to climb. They're going to merge the two services but for now just use both. YTM will always have stuff the other services will NEVER have, and that's the only way it's going to be successful.
BTW, here's a great example of what I'm talking about, enjoy!. This is available on YTM.
We don't have one at the moment, but if you're on Android, there are a number of sleep timer apps that work quite well like this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.pboos.android.SleepTimer
I use NordVPN, it has many servers in Canada which you will need in such case. You can also look into ProtonVPN or ExpressVPN they are also good. Pick the one who has many servers and keeps no logs. I think these are the most important factors. Talking about the price many of them cost similar, Express is one of the expensive ones, Nord has pretty nice yearly plans.
https://www.googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com/ actually has a youtube music alpha - just right click on the icon in the system tray to switch between GPM and YTM. The only thing I've found broken with it since installing is last.fm scrobbling.
If you're on Android use this app, and buy the dev a cup of coffee to access the widget. Once you set up the widget, one tap will start the timer for the duration you set and open YTM. GPM had a sleep timer but I don't miss it because of this app.
Here is the other half of it: https://snipboard.io/4pxRvH.jpg
Here is what is shown in the contents of the email.
was your No. 1 artist.
by Cage The Elephant was your anthem.
playlist was your favorite.
A link to year my custom generated "2020 Year In Review" Playlist.
Your go-to Artists
Felix Cartal 6 hours
Illenium 6 Hours
Martin Garrix 5 Hours
Top songs you
listened to, Out of 717 total songs.
1) Cigarette Daydreams
Cage The Elephant 24 plays
2) Over It Veronica 24 plays
3) Gipsy Moksi 24 plays
4) Aura Avoure 19 Plays
hours of music
soundtracked your year.~
was your top listening month.~
Your essential albums the ones that mattered to you
Next Season Felix Cartal
Worlds Porter Robinson
Different Faces Felix Cartal
Playlists you loved
Everything【=◈︿◈=】(TrapFuture B... [My own Playlist]
🧙♂️ Hybrid [Also my own playlist]
Dance & EDM on the Rise
Well, you could use shady websites to rip from YouTube, but I enjoy self reliance and use youtube-dl, transfer audio to device, and finally use Ringdroid to clip and set your ringtone. (I chose this app because it was an app I started using on Android in 2008 rather than the clones out there)
That would be my workflow if I were doing it for myself.
Edit: Just read some reviews of Ringdroid, seems the quality has gone down since I've used it last. YMMV
At this point, it's hardly being rolled out to Americans either.
This is from the YouTube Blog announcement post a few weeks ago:
>Starting Tuesday (May 22nd), we're rolling out early access to the new YouTube Music experience in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea*. It will expand more broadly in the coming weeks. We’ll also soon be launching in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. If you want to know when the new YouTube Music is available in your country, head to music.youtube.com/coming-soon and let us know you’re interested.
The most I can answer is I signed up for https://music.youtube.com/coming-soon/ on about Friday, and it seems like mine was enabled with CONFIDENTIAL status on Monday. That confidential status went away to EARLY ACCESS this morning.
There was no email, no update, I just happened to open the app and noticed mine was different.
Last.fm is great for tracking listening stats, but only if you're using the YTM desktop web player (via an extension) or if you're on Android (using an app).
But since I saw your flair is set to iOS, just letting you know there is no way to scrobble to Last.fm on iOS currently (if ever). Sorry
Desktop app for GPM and YTM (not official): https://www.googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com
Also, you can make separate channels under your account to keep video and music likes and subscriptions entirely separate.
Migrating playlists is supposed to come... someday
For #3, try Google Play Desktop: https://www.googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com/ . It isn't a store app, but the latest version has pretty good Win 10 integrations
Normally you'd be able to change www. to music. to switch from normal YT to YTM. In this case, however, going to https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=tjJYxCxzVe4 shows that this particular video is unavailable on YTM.
It shows up as a section on the home page but it's not a page you can visit AFAIK. They seem to keep their New Music This Week playlist updated but that's more pop singles than general releases. Also, I'd prefer a "Release Radar" type auto-playlist like Spotify's that lists new releases from your followed/subscribed artists.
I think you're confusing albums with regular videos. Using audio-only just turns off the video half of the YouTube video. If you want to listen to just the song, search for the song rather than the video.
Bang Bang video with long-ass intro
Bang Bang song
In search results, look under Songs instead of Videos. Another quick way to tell is if the playback window has square album art or a 16x9 video thumbnail.
I use Material Music Widget:
It gives you a flexible widget, kind of like the old GPM one, and you can use it to access all your audio apps in the one place. It isn't perfect, but I like it. You may need to adjust its permissions for full functionality.
You could try a VPN like TunnelBear that only activates when the app is open, but it only comes with a limited amount of free data, so you might have to end up paying for some. Otherwise you could just manually turn a free VPN on when using the app and then back off when not using it
yep! look here: https://www.spotify.com/us/download/linux/ but should know
> Spotify for Linux is a labor of love from our engineers that wanted to listen to Spotify on their Linux development machines. They work on it in their spare time and it is currently not a platform that we actively support.
I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and have it installed thru apt and I can't say anything for other distros, but they do have a snap package. I only played around with it for a bit, but I was definitely able to cast music from Spotify to my Google chromecast/home stuff, which YTM is still incapable of doing on desktop, sooo that's a big selling point
Even for the desktop app there's the 3rd party Google Play Music Desktop Player.
So there's basically no reason to use GPM while YTM is figuring out how not to endlessly recommend 90s hits in the radio for Mr. Oizo.
Does this link work for you: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=RDCLAK5uy_lUrzaYWnJvQv7UqkwbYLo9K_Qbui6WDgo
Search issues are common right now, but the more they're reported to YouTube via the Send feedback button, hopefully the better it'll get! But yeah, being able to slip YouTube remixes and mashups in with traditional albums has been awesome. I'm kinda hooked on TronicBox's 80's Into You Remix...
The mobile app may or may not be updated depending on if your account is allowed early access. "YouTube Music" has been around for a while as an app. If you can go to music.youtube.com, you're part of early access. Should be a "early access confidential" warning in the corner.
I use the Last.fm Android app and WebScrobbler Chrome extension. Been working fine since Google Play Music for me.
Pretty basic out of the box and has a widget that remembers your settings for one touch activation on any media playback. Also has some more options if you want but not necessary. Things like locking the phone, turning off wifi/bt, [snooze]/extend, fade out, silent mode, and custom actions.
I think the EQ in Android is handled at a system-level (at least on Samsung Phones it is). So this would be an android/OEM-Skin problem instead of an YTM one.
Try opening the EQ in other apps and see if it works, or you get similar graphical errors.
In the meantime you can use one of the EQ-Apps from the Play Store to help with this.
Some people consider this to be just a "bandaid" (ahem, u/ryboto :P) but if you're on Android this works really well.
My main use case is on Android TV. We don't get a stand alone app like other users, only a sub section in YouTube.
I'm a premium user for many years of GPM so am accustomed to the feature set it had.
On my nvidia shield tv I had a functional music player which I could listen to my uploaded music library, playlists and radios.
While it was playing in the background I could look at other content in other apps on my device, adjust the equaliser, or have my choice of screen saver app playing same time.
It's been replaced by a shortcut icon to the music section of Android TV YouTube.
That music section has very few of the features of YTM, it's a glorified video player.
There's no background play yet, although it's been promised.
So I'm locked into listening to videos of song tracks, and can't browse other content on my device, or even adjust the equaliser during playback.
There's no playlist preview so I can't choose what song to start from, no shuffle, no radio function, these seem to be fairly standard in music players these days.
The rating for the glorified shortcut icon on playstore reflects the user experience, it's the lowest rated app from Google at the moment.
I'm glad that YTM's a good experience for you, I don't mind using the Android app, apart from some niggles with upload library management it's pretty good.
But the Android TV version is a
downgrade for me from GPM.
Yeah, that's just the thing - you don't even have to search on GPM, you can just slide or scroll down to the M's or S's or Y's in a second.
I have a 512 GB microSD card in my phone, and use Poweramp to listen and cast (best $5 I've ever spent at the Play store), so it's not such a big deal to me, really, but the interface really sucks for people with large uploaded libraries.
I used to use Ubiquity Music Widget but it's not very reliable anymore on my current device and just stops working. I have a feeling it's YTM's fault as the notification often disappears too and I have battery optimisations all disabled for both YTM and UMW.
Not sure if this is what you're talking about, but the media volume remains at the previous level it was on. So for earbuds or phone speaker, I usually have it lower. But for the car, I want it full volume so the car audio isn't doing all the volume boosting. But this affects all media apps; it's not specific to YTM. For this situation, I use this app to set the media volume to max when connected to my car's Bluetooth. And it can return to the previous media volume when it disconnects. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.darken.bluemusic
After a quick search on the play store, this works for basic play and pause while displaying the correct album art. Tested with android 7 on an LG v20
EDIT: and skip track
I know it happens, I just couldn't replicate it for the life of me. I doubt having YouTube premium has anything to do with it, but I do recall what you're talking about.
As far as I know though, I can't get it to work. Tested using both Firefox and Edge. Regardless I don't think there was anything that directly made it go away. I do have a popup blocker (Poper Blocker) and an adblocker (Adblock Plus) though none of those are picking up anything. Maybe try those two out as a solution, they're useful in any case. Works on Firefox, Chrome, Edge, etc.
I know it's not ideal, but can I recommend Wavelet as a good replacement for the android equaliser. I usually hate 3rd party eqs, but this one is reliable, remembers settings for any audio device & app you use and sounds awesome. Up there with Poweramp in terms of quality. Hopefully it'll help you in some way.
I use this advanced EQ app which includes a full compressor and is compatible with YTM. It's solved all my loudness variability issues. Highly recommended.
Valid points. I am now trying to sign up for YouTube Premium using VPN. Ironically, my home country is India and cheaper but since I am in Thailand right now and gonna be here for a while, I cannot sign up for it. NordVPN was useless to signup (terrible service).
I already uploaded my 110 songs in YTM. With edit their tag so i guess it's not bad advice.
You can use the this android app it's like butter for changing tags and putting album art too.
You can do that but you have to put the album cover on the song urself I use this on my Android phone but I'm not sure about PC
Not what you want, but maybe helpful? I use the 3rd party window app and it has an Android remote control for the pc app. Not sure if you have a pc with windows lying around though 😅
Another update today.
If you look at the "All Releases" section, it shows dates of each version. It appears to be about every 2 weeks, but I didn't compare to a calendar or anything.
But I agree, features aren't apparent. I've kind of noticed some changes in how things behave, but it's hard to tell if it's due to updates or more use or something. Google doesn't like to write changelogs, unfortunately...
I found Soundiiz, it can transfer between platforms, and can clone, shuffle, and split YouTube playlists, it is a little bit better for managing large lists than the YouTube interface.
It's not perfect, however, the YouTube Search needs to be revamped so the thumbnails are larger, and it would be nice if the interface had some drag-and-drop functionality. Also, you cannot reorder songs in the Soundiiz UI!
Maybe someone else needs a solution.
1 - Go to TuneMyMusic (https://www.tunemymusic.com/) and click on "Let's Start"
2 - Select YouTube as a source
3 - Copy and paste your YouTube playlist in the string
4 - Click on "Select Destination" and then on "Export File"
5 - Choose "TXT" or "CSV" (I recommend CSV - easier to be edited)
6 - Click "Select", then "Start Moving My Music", and finally you can save your file with your playlist songs.
Now, you need to split the TXT or CSV file into 1000 songs files (TuneMyMusic set to 1000 songs the limit of transfer).
Once you are done, you can use TuneMyMusic to import those split files and select your Spotify Playlist where to move your songs to.
You may want to look at the Spotify Stations app if it's available in your region, seems to tick a lot of the boxes you mentioned and included with a regular Spotify subscription.
You don't need a YouTube Subscription to play music from an SD card & I'm not sure why you thought you needed one. Just download Power Amp, I've linked the trial app below.
As I said, it's very much hack-y stuff, so it uses some funky systems to access your Google account because they wouldn't be authorized otherwise (all made easy to install with the manager system they use); but in my experience and as far as I can tell it's totally safe.
They are basically unpacking the YouTube apps and modifying them to add custom functionality.
I'll let others make your opinion on this, but will clearly state this: I do not endorse using this to block advertising, and instead find it to be a good system used in conjunction with YT Premium.
That's it! Here's a link too: https://vancedapp.com/
and here's one to the subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Vanced/
You have to follow their instructions very closely for it to work or else it gives you errors when you go to sign into your YT account - most people have issues because they don't install the MicroG portion. They look to have made improvements to the installation since I hopped on board so this may be not even be a thing to remember now.
So here's my situation:
I used to use Spotify, but noticed that:
A) a ton of the weirder indie music I like wasn't on there at all (stuff like Future Funk, Dreamwave, early Vaporwave, "Cave Music", etc.); or it would just yeet me over to more mainstream stuff after a few songs.
B) I just hate the UI/UX. It keeps trying to suggest stuff I don't like, it keeps trying to suggest stuff my friends listen to (which I usually hate), buttons I actually use a lot are tucked away in menus instead of being prominent...
The thing that got me to try YouTube Music is https://www.googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com/ a fan-made windows app that lets me have YTM installed as an app instead of just a browser tab!!!
With a bit of configuration, stuff like being able to upvote/downvote with keyboard shortcuts is amazing and helps me fine-tune the algorithm to a crazy degree! This is to the point that the custom playlists it makes based on my preferences are nearly perfect each time, with a good mix of mostly stuff I know I like and new stuff that I mostly enjoy.
Then there are the "Vanced" YouTube and YTM apps on Android, which can be used for hacking away adds, but I use alongside YT Premium for some added functionality and the "Sponsor Skip" plugin (automatically skips video intros/subscription reminders, etc).
These two together make for an amazing Android and Windows experience!!
This is the one I use
They added support for YTM, and best I can tell it's just a web-wrapper. So you're just looking at the web page, but it's organized better and works better and lets you stay logged into a different brand or main account on Youtube. If you have 2-factor set up,your account should still be safe.
This is another one:
Alternatively, just install a beta or dev version of Google Chrome and use it to log into YTM, and just use that browser for YTM.
So I have a brand account for YT for the same reason you do. What I do is use my web browser for YT so it ways launches with my brand account and then use a seperate YTM desktop app. I haven't had to switch accounts manually for a while.
I also use a different picture for my profile pics so it's very easy to see which account I'm using.
The desktop player I use is this one (I think)
Hope this helps....
For those who want a desktop app, https://www.googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com/.
It was for Google Play Music but now you can switch into "YT Music" mode and play YT Music stuff, it has Discord integration and alot more added features that you'd expect from a desktop music app. Once GPM is killed by Google, it'll be a YTM desktop player only.
If you're looking for an alternative, Google Play Music Desktop works great. You can switch between Google Play Music, and Youtube Music. That's the one I've been using.
https://www.googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com/ ( supports YTM as well )
This and it lets you be signed into youtube as one account and google music as another desktop only though..
On Android, YouTube and YouTube Music seem to be separate as well. My workaround on desktop is using a YouTube Music Desktop Player.
I've used this one for Google Play Music, and they currently have a beta for YTM (you just switch to YTM in app) https://www.googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com/
I also just found this. I haven't personally tried it, but it looks pretty similar.
I don't use chrome at all. So I looked but couldn't find de the extension. I'm not sure why... But I recomend you this application:
You can use it for Youtube Music too. It's a program you install and works as a Web Applications and has some settings too. Hope it helps you :)
Browser or mobile? On mobile I've never had it switch accounts/channels on me between the YouTube app and the YTM app. On the browser I use the Google Desktop Player in YTM mode to keep it on the right channel.
I also have a channel specific for when the kids are listening to keep their songs out of my recommendations, so I find it a really useful feature.
There isn't an official one, just the Chrome extension.
Personally I use Google Play Music Desktop Player since they added an option to use YTM for playback.
I don't know, but I do use this one:
It's good if you you separate YouTube and YT Music accounts and you can switch between GPM and YT Music. Good day!
Does "Google Play Music Desktop Player" meet your needs? https://www.googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com/
I know it's called "Google Play Music..." but it can be easily switched to YouTube Music by right clicking on the tray icon (in Windows).
It basically puts the web interface into an application but it has some extended support for Windows integration and themes, etc.
Yeah. I use the unofficial desktop player to avoid that on desktop (it can switch to YTM via the notification icon right click menu). It's mostly a box with the web player in it, but it's a separate box.
Btw I just discovered that apparently https://www.googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com/
has this functionality, and it supports YouTube music (apparently). I'll return to the thread once I have confirmed both, altho I encourage others to try it out also (it works on Android, Windows, and iOS coming).
I've been using this desktop app for a couple years. I originally used it with GPM, and they eventually added support for YTM. I now use it regularly with YTM. It's fantastic! https://www.googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com/
Sorry for dragging up an old post.... but I think I can solve one of your problems with YouTube Music.
You should check out this GM/YTM Desktop App, it solves all your problems in the 'No Computer Application' section. It's main feature are....
The desktop app, works for both GM and YTM (switchable via the taskbar - Handy if you have music uploaded to GM) . I've used for years at work with no issues. Plus it's free!
Can't comment on the app, but tidal sound on a PC is quite a step up from the other streamers including GPM (I've not used them in awhile as they're also expensive af) BUT for that cost they pay considerably more to the artists per stream than YM or most of the competition (Napster is the highest...)
I compromise by doing Google music family plan (grandfathered to YouTube family at the same cost,) and buying a ton of merch from the artists I like...
The easiest way is to use a third-party tool -> https://freeyourmusic.com/en/transfer-amazon-music-to-youtube-music FreeYourMusic is the only app that supports Amazon Music at this moment.
On Soundiiz, open your playlist YTM and then select all tracks with the main checkbox at top. Then use "add to library". That will automatically like all these songs in YTM "Liked Songs" playlist.
Unfortunately, there's no "YTM API", only a YouTube API, so it's pretty hard to retrieve any "audio" metadata.
But on Soundiiz to be sure to retrieve at least title, artist and album values, connect YTM on Soundiiz. Then, for the playlist you want to export, set it as "Public" (it's important). Check the tracklist on Soundiiz to see if these values have been retrieved and if yes, you will be able to export as CSV.
A brand account is the only solution. The best way to use the brand account is for yt videos and your normal account for ytm because some ytm features won't be available to brand accounts.
You can transfer your playlists from one account to the other either by searching for them and tap add to playlist or use https://soundiiz.com
Be sure to use "Transfer" or "Platform to Platform" on Soundiiz to run the process in background and avoid timeout.
You will receive an email once the process is done and you will be able to download a CSV with details of found/not found tracks.
Working decently now in October 2020... some songs not found though existing, some misidentified, and the order came out slightly wrong. It was fixable for a single 22-song playlist. YMMV.
Why allow the app access?
TuneMyMusic needs to work through the YouTube API which is not free access because they want to track you for use and abuse.
Not the same but I moved from Spotify to YTM using https://www.tunemymusic.com/, it has a lot of services to transfer and it creates new playlists even the ones with same name but idk how it will work with GPM. Although, you cannot transfer/create more than 10 playlists per day due to YTM restrictions.
I was back and forth with Google, got kicked up the chain twice and told that my experience was not common, and then...no real advice. I tried literally dozens of times.
I ended up using this:
...to transfer everything to Spotify. I then deleted all my playlists and (importantly) radio stations from Google Play Music and then transferring again. I then used that service above to transfer playlists from Spotify to YTM.
Tell Google support you're having this experience. They basically gave up on me.
A bit late but I used https://www.tunemymusic.com/ way before Google gave the tool to transfer. It free and worked almost perfectly just a few songs were incorrect it also notifies you what songs couldn't transfer over.
If you have playlists that you need to transfer from a brand account on YouTube Music, you could try https://www.tunemymusic.com/. There doesn't appear to be an option to transfer between accounts at the same source and destination, but you could export to a file first, and then import from the file into your main account.
It's not listed under youtube music yet. I guess you have to wait a bit.
The link to it in youtube music is always the same. Just with music before it.
The YouTube Premium website also seems to refer to it as YouTube Music Premium, down near the bottom of this page. So I guess is is a thing.
Nope, this is an Android app unfortunately. I've been using it and it works quite well, so anyone else looking for Android, here ya go: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arn.scrobble&hl=en_US&gl=US
I used Wavelet for a while but it didn't always work with YouTube Music. Then PowerAMP released an EQ and I find it to be much better anyway. Also, out of the box, it doesn't always work with YTM. That's because YTM doesn't always broadcast the music properly for EQ apps to identify it. The work around, and both apps now have directions to do this in their websites/documentation, is to use an ADB command to allow their apps to better identify the audio from other apps.
Here's PowerAMP https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maxmpz.equalizer
Also, you may need to go into your Android settings and disable your EQ app installed from the phone manufacturer, maybe even go as far as browsing your installed apps from the Android settings, view system apps, and literally disable the pre-installed EQ. On my Samsung Note 20, this wasn't necessary (at least not disabling at the system level). But it was on my previous phone (Essential PH-1).
I'm from the US but I'm in China and using ExpressVPN right now. I'm connected to UK-Wembley. It's weird because it worked a week ago but now it doesn't. Also, YouTube and YouTube Music is banned in China so you can not access it without a VPN.
If you're on Android install this and send the dev a couple bucks. Way better than if YTM had its own, trust me.
Sleep Timer (Turn music off)
You can block YT likes in YTM's settings. And if you have Android this sleep timer is great.
Otherwise, yeah it's remarkable how dumb YTM's algorithm is. GPM's worked well enough, and evidently Spotify's does too. Google has all it needs to make a good one, and yet...
Not being able to clear queue is definitely irritating too (on the web app, you can on the phone app by swiping down the playback bar).
I'm still not sure why connecting to bluetooth won't auto play music, but I think I might've found an app that does what I'm looking for: Bluetooth Autoplay Music.
I'm not gonna go feature for feature that one has over the other because we'd be here all day, but 2 of the ones on your list have easy solves:
Last added (works for any library category and inside playlists, except downloads):
Sleep Timer (not a in-app feature but works better than GPM's did anyway):
Hope they help you get better use out of the service. Sorry, no idea for metadata.
It is a little surprising considering the ways that YTM is designed to manage costs (to my thinking anyway, hi Algorithm!), but I'd guess that the number of users who leave their music playing all night + minuscule payouts per listen = pretty negligible costs.
For people who want a sleep timer I think both Android and iOS have ways of doing this separately from the app. Also, if you use Android this sleep timer app is much better than what GPM had or what YTM would have if they added one.
If you have Android use this, I promise you it's better than either GPM's or anything YTM would have if they added one. Speaking as someone who was mad about this too until I found this app.
No, I don't need remote access. I've tried PowerAmp, but it's quality is significantly lower compared to others (Neutron and Ymusic). If you're trying PowerAmp right now, I suggest you to try Neutron (free version). There are some posts in some forums regarding best settings in Neutron for LG V series.
YTM just isn't designed for what you want to do at all.
Try BlackPlayer Free or BlackPlayer EX.
Yeah, I installed an app called Pulsar for offline play. It'll detect any files you download through YTM automatically.
I looked up online to see how you can filter out post. But it seems you can't do it with the official app.
However, I would like to suggest you Slide for Reddit.
This is the ones I used and it allows you to create filters to keep rants out.
However, it does take a bit of set up to do. There are problems that I've faced that requires you to go through the settings and fix it like images are cropped when in the comments.
If you do use Slide for reddit and install it:
If you still have questions, let me know.
I too am thinking about switching back, I'm looking at there discover page and it has soo many new releases thst it knows I like.
Release Radar actually shows new releases NOT ones from 2018 and it shows one's I have thumbed down.
I get to use Crabhabds with Spotify
Crossfade is a biggy for me, love it for the gym so there's no gaps.
Podcasts have been pulled out, I believe.
Why not just disable it if you don't need it.
I tried uninstalling system apps too, when I had a rooted phone. I used this one, but it didn't fully work. The app was gone, but when I installed it from play store the os set it as a system one.
I'm not that good at rooting, but if you want apps to actually be uninstalled, I say you should reinstall the os without the apps and then flash a gapps pack you like
I use an app called Stay Alive! It keeps the screen on and from locking perfectly for me. You can even choose which apps this applies too.
I personally use it for my music and podcast apps, plus some random ones where I don't want the screen locking/turning off either.
I use this widget app from the play store!
You can have several different players in one widget. I heard about it from the Android Authority website.
The widget on my home screen
Galaxy S9 with Android 10. Android Auto is a system app and I can open it and use it on my phone.
What happens when you go to this link?
Are you using your ISP's DNS server? I have a suspicion that it may have something to do with DNS.
Download this app, all it does is change your DNS, it's not a VPN.
Ummmm, if you play a lot of local music I'd use a music app that's specifically designed for that purpose, something like jetAudio
YTM is primarily an online music streaming service, local play is obviously a distinct afterthought.
My recommendation would be to just use a music app that's specifically designed to play local music files like jetAudio. Playing local music files using YTM is far from ideal.
I am not against it at all, but I think the reason would be that YTM Music, which is a Google product, should be only for music, because Google also has the app "Google Podcasts" which is only for podcasts.