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YouTube Music Artist search shows all songs, not albums

  • 9 July 2020
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I’ve been a Sonos user for many years, and I’ve gotten familiar with how music services work. On Spotify, Google Music, your library, etc, they all work the same way: you search for an artist, and when you click on the artist it shows their available albums. See below. I am on 12.0.1

 

But with google forcing users to switch to youtube music, I added it to my sonos system to see that it does not work this way. When you click an artist, you are instead shown every song in your library in alphabetical order. This isn’t a super helpful view, I’m hoping you can make the change so it is in line with the way every other service works on the system.

 


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Hi @conor.

Thanks for reaching out and bringing this up to us.

 

I appreciate your detailed post outlining this concern.

The search-ability and control of these Music Services are majorly implemented by the service or the music partner themselves. 

I’ll be sure to pass along your feedback to our development team for some attention.  

 

Please let me know if you have additional concerns. I'm happy to send them up for you.

How about getting all the music in You Tube Music to show up in You Tube Music in the Sonos app.

I only have artists A-C.

I now have to pay for this service and when I reach out to You Tube Music I can’t even get a response.

Horrible customer service!

 

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How about getting all the music in You Tube Music to show up in You Tube Music in the Sonos app.

I only have artists A-C.

I now have to pay for this service and when I reach out to You Tube Music I can’t even get a response.

Horrible customer service!


Yeah, Google really have done a terrible job of the YTM music SMAPI service, so many bugs including this paging one. You really shouldn’t trust your music to an ad company. Many others have recommended iBroadcast instead.

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