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Published on : Apr 26, 2018

According to a reliable source, Google Play Music will be replaced as Google’s go-to music service with YouTube Remix. Not only that, but users will be forced off of Play Music by the end of 2018 and onto Remix. Reportedly, when Google finally launches its rumored YouTube Remix platform this year, one of its other services will be put to rest.

Rumors have been swirling for months that suggest Google is working on “YouTube Remix”. The offering would be similar to Apple Music and Spotify and give users the option to stream music to the device of their choice. YouTube Remix might also feature video support, so users could watch video clips and audio in the same pane. In March, a report said that Google’s idea is to combine streaming audio with video to create a decidedly different service than what’s available from Apple and Spotify.

Google Play Music is among Google’s most-loved services, though it’s not as popular as the likes of Apple Music and Spotify. It’s most likely that in the transition, your playlists, libraries, and music files will be carried over to the new service, though this has yet to be confirmed.

YouTube has a long way to catch up with Apple and Spotify, though. Spotify has more than 71 million paying users, while Apples Music has about 38 million subscribers.

When Google releases its new service, it's likely that the firm will force users to adopt Remix, by the end of this year, the report said.