Google Play Music is shutting down, where do I go now?
Post date: 2020-08-05 06:14:32
So I've been a user of Google Play Music for as long as it has existed. I still pay the introductory rate of $7.99 a month because I was an early adopter. But as of October, they're sunsetting that app and service and want people to move to YouTube Music. Unfortunately, YouTube Music is hot garbage and seems to balk at even the most basic requests that you'd make of a music player, like playing an album.
So what are my alternatives in 2020? I've been using Play Music on Android, ChromeOS, Windows and on Google Home devices so I assume that any Apple solution is off the table. Amazon? Spotify? My general use-case has been to play albums or Google's curated playlists and my own Favorites playlist. I'm willing to pay a fee, especially if it means no commercials.