1. ymaz108's Avatar
    I thought (and we were told that) YouTube Music is SUPPOSED to be THE Replacement for Google Play Music?! But I don't think so!

    Now, YouTube Music is forcing Free Account users to UPGRADE to pay $10/m in order to listen to my music WE uploaded/purchased while using Google Maps navigation!

    Since the beginning of this week (for me anyway), I can no longer listen to my music thru YouTube Music app while I’m driving with Google Maps navigation OR even when I try to check something else (minimize YouTube Music app)… it stopped working for Free YouTube Music account users!!!

    I found out that I was supposed to select YouTube Music to listen media during the navigation, but after I did that I also found out I have to "UPGRADE" in order to use the feature!!!

    That's NOT RIGHT, Google!!! I own Pixel 2 XL and ‘ve been loving it even thou it’s getting little outdated… I’m waiting for a right featured new Pixel to show up (I was going to get Pixel 5, but after finding out they replaced Telephoto lens with no-so Wide Angle lens, I decided to NOT to get it but wait…). Anyway, I will not move back to LG, but stay with Pixel line.

    However, THIS MOVE is very sad , upsetting and So disappointing...!!!

    Does anyone know ANY OTHER WAY to listen music while navigating on Google Maps? Or as background music while using other apps?
    11-12-2020 04:47 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    See if this recent article helps: https://www.androidauthority.com/bes...tives-1118267/

    I'm personally fine with subscribing to YouTube Premium, since I don't want ads on YouTube. Amazon Music might be worth a try, but I think their music locker has a pretty small limit.
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    11-12-2020 04:54 PM
  3. ymaz108's Avatar
    Thank you very much for the link, B. Diddy.

    Now I have to decide which app to go with and figure out how to quickly transfer all the songs I have on YouTube Music (and iTunes as well) to the new app...
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    11-12-2020 05:47 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You can use Google Takeout to download your music library: https://support.google.com/youtubemu...62843644?hl=en
    11-12-2020 05:56 PM
  5. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Alot of us have gotten mad at Google over this. I had a Play Music subscription which included YouTube Red and they cancelled my plan.
    11-12-2020 06:07 PM
  6. srgonu's Avatar
    You can save split screen configuration with YouTube music and maps. That way, you can listen and control music while navigating. Saving the shortcut will make it launch easily every time.
    11-13-2020 09:42 AM
  7. ymaz108's Avatar
    !!! srgonu, I have Pixel 2 XL... How do I do to split screen?

    OK, I researched and tried, but it didn't work as I believe it's due to I use Nova Launcher...
    11-17-2020 06:14 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    !!! srgonu, I have Pixel 2 XL... How do I do to split screen?

    OK, I researched and tried, but it didn't work as I believe it's due to I use Nova Launcher...
    Split screen should still work on Nova. Do the following (this is on a Pixel 3 XL, but it should still work on a 2 XL, I think):

    1. Bring up your app overview.
    2. For one of the apps you want to include in split screen, tap the app icon at the top of the screenshot, then tap Split Screen.
    3. Now look for the other app you want to include in split screen, and just tap the screenshot for it.

    To get rid of split screen, swipe the divider up or down.
    ymaz108 likes this.
    11-17-2020 06:40 PM
  9. DARK Vader777's Avatar
    Split screen mode always work for me.

    Fact of business, split screen mode is just awesome!
    ymaz108 likes this.
    11-19-2020 05:18 PM

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