Google brings together Play Music, YouTube Music crews
There’s been some sort of symbiosis between YouTube, which hosts plenty of music videos (the “videos” part of that can be questionable at times), and Google Play Music, a straight-up streaming service. If you got a YouTube Red subscription, you got Play Music along with that and vice versa.
Of course, what you ultimately got was two like products with not much individual spice. And that’s where this move might come into play.
Several sources have told The Verge that the product teams working on YouTube Music (itself a “separate product” from other units like Red and Gaming) and Google Play Music will form into a single unit. While the status quo remains…