YouTube Music Will Soon Let You Upload Your Music to a Cloud Library

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Google is working on a feature for YouTube Music that will let you upload your music to a cloud library. Once uploaded, you can listen to your music ad-free, even without a YouTube Premium subscription. The company just created support documents for the feature, suggesting the cloud library will launch soon.

According to Google’s support documents, uploading your music to YouTube Music will be very easy. Just go to music.youtube.com and drag your music files to the screen. Upload speeds are typically slower than download speeds, and Google says your music won’t appear in your library right away, so it may be a while before you can access your uploaded music.

But once you can, the company says you can listen to your uploaded music without ads, even if you aren’t a Premium subscriber. If you have the storage space on your devices, you can also download the music for offline access.

The service supports FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, and WMA files, including associated metadata and album art as well, so as long as you upload the right files your music will sound good and look pretty.

If all this sounds vaguely familiar, that’s likely because Google Play Music has had an equivalent feature since practically the beginning of that service. Google plans to replace Google Play Music with YouTube Music eventually, so the company is working on feature parity.

The cloud library feature isn’t live yet as of this writing, but it likely will be soon.

via 9to5Google

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