YouTube Music features a “tailored” listening experience for users featuring thousands of hours of songs, music videos, and live performances. The dulcet streaming service is already available on Android versions 4.4 or newer and iOS, as well as Android TV, Google TV, and ChromeOS. Now, YouTube Music is rumored to have plans to expand to more third-party devices and apps.
In recent years, YouTube Music has listened to customers who have wanted the service to be “better integrated with other third-party apps and services” and is ready to reveal some upcoming additions.
Apple TV users will eventually see a standalone YouTube Music app on their home screens, allowing for easy access to their favorite jams. Apple’s HomePod will also see an upgrade as Google (the parent company of YouTube) seeks to include music services outside of Apple Music on the speakers, such as Siri, Sonos, and Pandora.
There’s no word yet on whether Android TV or Google TV will get their own standalone app, but it seems likely for consistency’s sake.
Along with at-home devices, music enthusiasts on the go will be able to take YouTube Music with them. Garmin is slated to be included in the new YouTube Music app explosion. This will help YouTube Music compete with already Garmin-accessible apps like Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music.
YouTube Music is already available on WearOS for Apple Watches, though expect some upgrades to be released. Other wearable devices will be included, but no word yet on where Google will take YouTube Music next.
Not every third-party integration is expected to have the same features. Of course, YouTube Music via the website or its own app carries all the capabilities, but other apps may have more limited features, at least initially. Google is striving to make YouTube Music more accessible for all devices.
Google has not released any official confirmation yet, so check back with Cord Cutters News as we await an inevitable announcement with more details.