With the help YouTube Music, we are able to play our own locally-stored music files but we can’t do so from within the app itself. To play them, we need to use a file browser app to navigate to those files. However, now Google is going to integrate a file browser into YouTube Music, that will let us play our locally-stored files without having to exit the app.
YouTube Music Receives Local Audio File Browser
This new feature will bring YouTube Music one step closer to replace Google Play Music. For readers information, YouTube Music is a music streaming service and mobile app developed by YouTube; it provides a tailored interface for the service-oriented towards music streaming. It allows users to browse via music videos on YouTube based on genres, playlists, and recommendations.
We can notice the warning bar at the top in the screenshot. There are two major limitations to using YouTube Music to play your locally-stored audio:
- We are unable to mix our local files in with playlists created with YouTube content.
- We cannot cast locally-stored content through YouTube Music.
No doubt these two limitations are very annoying. However, we can’t deny this fact that YouTube Music is very slowly making its way to replace Google Play Music.