Using Youtube music while streaming to your favorite speaker has improved with the ability to repeat songs. Repeat songs. It’s such a basic feature that any streaming service has been offering streaming services since the dawn of time.
Still, YouTube Music never offered the repeat feature when streaming to a speaker like the Nest Hub Max. Or any other Cast compatible speaker. For some reason, Google never enabled it. But that is apparently changing.
According to 9To5Google users pointed out that the feature is now working. What isn’t necessarily clear is whether this is something that all users with a Cast-enabled speaker have access to.
Repeat songs with YouTube Music while streaming
If you have a Cast-compatible speaker in the house, plugged in or not, you can check if the feature is available to you quite easily.
All you have to do is open YouTube Music and start playing a song. Then run it on the speaker you have. If the repeat function is live for you, it will not be gray and instead will be a bright white color. Unlike the shuffle function which will always be gray because this feature is still not compatible when broadcasting.
Even though it might be on its way now. Even if it doesn’t, you can still use shuffle and repeat if you connect your device to a speaker via Bluetooth. The only thing that is not working yet is the connection through Google’s Cast technology. So there is always a way to use both with a wireless speaker rather than streaming through your phone’s speakers.
Slowly but surely Google is adding more features
Besides the live rehearsal feature recently, Google is adding new features to the YouTube Music app. Although other basic features are not quite there yet.
Some of these new features, like the grid layout for music in the app, started to hit users more broadly at the end of January. Google also recently simplified the process of starting a music radio station from songs you are currently listening to.
With the release of these new features, YouTube Music is slowly but surely becoming a complete replacement for Google Play Music. Which Google started the shutdown process last year. Like Google Play Music, YouTube Music is free, although you can subscribe to Premium for $ 9.99 per month, which allows you to get unlimited skips and no ads.