In a few weeks, the new YouTube music will have new features that we assumed it already had. This week̵7;s smorgasbord includes Google Maps integration, a dedicated YouTube Music app for Android TV, and personalized music suggestions on Nest smart speakers.
First of all, YouTube Music subscribers can now access a Music control panel during Google Maps navigation. You can pause, play, skip music or select your collection of playlists without leaving the map app. YouTube Music is also available on Waze, which runs on the Maps API.
YouTube Music also gets a dedicated Android TV app, although it may not be as complete as you might hope. The new YouTube Music app is just a shortcut to the Music section of the YouTube app, which cannot play background music while searching for TV shows or playing games on Android TV. The music section of the YouTube app’s Explore menu is better than a week or two ago, but it’s still a lame solution for YouTube Music fans.
Finally, you can ask your Nest smart speaker to “play recommended music from YouTube Music.” Your Nest speaker will suggest some of your favorite artists, albums and genres based on your listener history. Unfortunately, this feature is only available on new Google Nest speakers, not on Google Home devices.
Source: Google via Engadget