Now YouTube Music Can Play Audio Files Stored Locally On Your Phone

Earlier this month, YouTube Music was rolled out in India together with YouTube Premium. The 2 services were rolled out internationally by YouTube in June 2018. The search giant might be looking at substituting Google Play Music later on with YouTube Music, as per numerous reports. YouTube, besides streaming music online, now also enables one to play audio files stored locally—on Android. Nevertheless, the application still does not back in-app local media playback. To remind, YouTube Music is presented in 2 tiers in the nation—paid and free.

The feature is accessible in YouTube Music v.3.07.52 and also is at present accessible in the newer v.3.07.54, as speckled by Android Police. There is no detail about the feature in the changelog of the app on the Google Play Store. On can play local audio files in the application through Google Play Music, something YouTube Music does not back yet—as specified earlier, it does not back in-app local media playback. However, one can now choose YouTube Music as an application to launch music files to play audio from file managers.

YouTube Music can manage files in the well-known audio formats comprising Ogg, MP3, WAV, and FLAC. When one is playing audio files stored locally, YouTube Music carries on to play the audio where Google Play Music had stopped. The capability to play local audio files was initially speckled by 9to5Google earlier this month in variant 3.03, besides Android Auto incorporation. Nevertheless, not all users were capable of making it work, implying YouTube might have fine-tuned it in the latest updates.

Likewise, YouTube TV has formally accomplished its US launch, with the firm declaring that now the gloomy internet streaming service is accessible in the Glendive, Montana area, the last television market in the United States that didn’t have the YouTube TV availability.