YouTube Music Playing the Same Artist Makes Everyone Miss Google Play Music

Last year, Google made a change that not everybody agreed with: the company killed off Google Play Music and recommended everybody to make the switch to YouTube Music.
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For Android Auto users, the whole thing ended up becoming a huge struggle, especially because YouTube Music really wasn’t prepared to deliver a car-optimized experience.

For example, users migrating from Google Play Music to YouTube Music discovered they weren’t even able to listen to their own libraries, as the new service only provided such capabilities with a subscription. Google later resolved the whole thing with a free tier, but at the end of the day, there’s still a lot to fix about YouTube Music on Android Auto.

One of the most recent problems hitting both the phone and the car experiences concerns the song recommendation engine bundled with YouTube Music.

As it turns out, some users receive a suggestion to play the same artist over and over again, even though they didn’t even previously like any of their songs. In other words, YouTube Music keeps insisting on playing the same artist even though the user skips their songs.

The only way to deal with the whole thing is to spam the dislike button and therefore make YouTube Music know you don’t want to listen to any of their songs. Especially, this isn’t necessarily a convenient solution, especially if you want to play one or two songs from that artist, but it’s pretty much the only way to avoid being recommended the same band over and over again.

At this point, it’s not exactly why this is happening, but unfortunately, Google is yet to acknowledge the problem and at least let users know how exactly they can avoid it on their devices.

Of course, given it happens on Android devices, the same behavior also plagues Android Auto, so there you go, this is another reason to miss the best Android Auto player we’ve ever had.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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