YouTube Music app brings background listening (hands-on)



If you’re like me, you probably use the YouTube desktop site a lot to listen to your favorite artists and songs on a computer — there’s no other place online where you can hear the original piece along with dozens of covers, remixes, live performances, mash-ups, and more.

The problem is that the YouTube app experience hasn’t really been mobile-friendly, since the app automatically pauses playback when you change apps or turn off the phone.

Today Google hopes to better serve music lovers with a new app for iOS and Android called YouTube Music that organizes all the different versions of your music into a central hub, with guided paths for artist discovery and song curation that make your experience a real listening adventure.