Tag Archive: Music


Stream music in the car with Anker’s Roav Viva on sale for just $20

Our phones can be hard to look away from sometimes, but when you’re driving, the last thing you should be doing is messing around with a mobile device. A car mount for your phone is a good first step towards keeping it out of your hands and in sight for navigating, but it doesn’t truly solve the problem. However, Anker’s Roav Viva can. Though it looks like a simple USB car charger, it’s actually much more than that. It features  [Read More…]

YouTube Music now lets you pre-save unreleased albums

Spotify and Apple Music also offer a similar feature.

What you need to know YouTube Music will now let users pre-save unreleased albums to their libraries. Some tracks which have already been released as EPs or singles can be downloaded and played as part of an unreleased album. Rival streaming services, Spotify and Apple Music offer this as well.

Google has added a slightly new feature to YouTube Music, the ability to pre-save unreleased albums to your  [Read More…]

Grow your YouTube Music library by uploading your own songs — here’s how

YouTube Music is one of the most capable streaming services on the planet. It offers an enormous library of content, ranging from official songs, music videos, covers, concert clips, and more. On the off chance you can’t find what you’re looking for in YouTube Music’s streaming library, you can also upload your own tunes and store them on your account for easy access on any of your devices. Need some help on how to do this? We’ve got  [Read More…]

Google’s making a smart headphone cable that can control your music

Right now, it’s just a prototype.

Google Smart Braid Fiber Optics

What you need to know The helical sensing matrix (HSM) using E-textiles are currently in the prototype phase. Interactions can be done via pinching, sliding, twisting, and other ways to control various devices and programs Fiber optic strands can be woven into the fabric to give visual feedback through light.

Google has been experimenting with fabrics for a while  [Read More…]

YouTube Music migration is here, and it’s still a disappointment

After years of wishing and hoping, all my music is back in one place.

Yes, I know, I’m one of five people who actually likes and uses YouTube Music and before that was a die-hard Google Play Music user since I first came to Android. When YouTube Music first re-launched, I had to start rebuilding my library from scratch, because while I’d spent 7 years building my library in Play Music — and several years before that  [Read More…]

It’s the beginning of the end for Google Play Music

Google Play Music is set to shut down by the end of the year.

What you need to know There’s now a transfer tool to bring your Google Play Music library to YouTube Music. Google is no longer letting new customers sign up for Play Music Unlimited. Play Music will be completely shut down at some point in 2020.

Google’s current offering for music streaming is a bit messy, and it’s been that way for a while.  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Garmin Venu or the Forerunner 245 Music?

Ideal lifestyle smartwatch Garmin Venu

$ 300 at Amazon

Pros Built-in GPS Music storage Bright AMOLED touchscreen Garmin Pay Cons Shorter battery life Lacks advanced running features

In addition to built-in GPS and health/activity tracking, you’ll also enjoy some other wonderful perks on the Venu. This smartwatch boasts a colorful touchscreen, music storage, Garmin Pay, on-screen workouts, and more.

Runner’s dream watch Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

$ 296 at Amazon

Pros Built-in  [Read More…]

Grammy Museum at Home features free exhibits, music courses, & artist talks

The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California may be closed for the time being, but that actually just gives you more opportunity to check out select exhibits and public programs that are now being released for free online. From intimate discussions and performances with artists like Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, Brandi Carlisle, or X Ambassadors, to music education courses on production, music careers, and more, this selection of content has never been made available for free to the public until  [Read More…]

YouTube Music gets a much-needed update to the playback menu

It’s easier to shuffle and repeat, lyrics are finally here and easy to use. Please don’t make me wait three weeks to get this update on my phone. Please.

What you need to know YouTube Music is beginning a roll out of a new playback screen on its Android app. The new UI puts the repeat and shuffle buttons on the playback screen rather than a queue screen. It also features the addition of lyrics to supported  [Read More…]

How to watch the Room Service Music Festival live stream online anywhere

There are no music events taking place right now. Musicians aren’t touring, big festivals have all been cancelled or postponed, and it’s kind of a big bummer. Luckily, just because you can’t go out and see your favorite musician in a concert hall or stadium doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to still catch them perform live. The Room Service Music Festival kicks off on April 24 and is a three-day event that will be broadcasted live on YouTube.

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