YouTube Music in recent weeks has seen a spurt of the latest options from a revamped currently Playing screen to cloud library uploads. A related modification now sees the Google link to YouTube Music when you’re searching for albums.
Like with movies and tv shows, looking up music at Google yields helpful data like the lyrics, Tracklist, and reviews. Search also links to streaming services where you’ll be able to begin listening instantly. On mobile, there’s a tray of icons within the summary tab, while there’s also a “Listen” tab.
When looking for albums, Google currently offers (via Reddit) the work in YouTube Music. A tap opens the mobile app or web site to the listing but doesn’t begin playback. The company’s primary streaming services join Play Music, Spotify, Deezer, and iHeartRadio with different apps varied by region.
At the moment, YouTube Music only seems like a possibility when looking up albums. Data Panels for individual tracks do not include the new service. This is often a specific oversight given how people frequently ask Assistant to identify tracks that they hear or search for songs by lyrics.
Another oddity is how YouTube Music doesn’t seem when searching for an artist. Alternative services link to in-app profile pages to look at all works.
This hopefully gets remedied, with users presently having to take the extra step of going into details and tapping on the album to perform a brand new search.
Google Search currently links to YouTube Music when you look for artists. Clicking will open a band’s profile in-app. Within the “Listen” card/tab, the streaming service is listed before YouTube, Play Music, and third-party offerings. This integration is still not accessible for individual tracks.