Google is well-known for introducing multiple versions of services and apps.
YouTube Music is replacing Google Play Music, but it lacked integration with Google Home. YouTube Music also wasn’t available on Android Auto when the service launched, taking months to be included.
YouTube Music’s integration with Google Home was only available in the US, UK, Australia, and Mexico, until today. Google finally took one step further by offering YouTube Music and Google Home integration in nearly every single country where YouTube Music is available.
YouTube Music & Google Home Integration Support
- The Netherlands
Left out of the list is South Korea, which still only has access to YouTube Premium. Brazil strangely has access to YouTube Music, but not Google Home. India and Singapore are also missing, but neither of those countries has official support for YouTube Music, yet.
I’ve been covering the tech industry for nearly ten years now. Watching these new app launches and rollouts feels like Google is re-inventing the wheel over and over again. I’ve covered Google Play Music, YouTube Red, YouTube Premium, and now YouTube Music.
It’s no wonder Google is rarely talked about among the big three in digital music streaming. Despite the reputation YouTube has for content creators, listening to music using Google services just plain sucks when it’s changing every six months.
I’m sure I can’t be the only person who feels this way.
The integration seems to have been live for a few months now, but Google’s support documentation just now details the change. Rumors suggest YouTube Music could soon be launched in Central and Eastern Europe as the next launch destination.
The list of countries where YouTube Music and Google Home align is slowly starting to reach parity.