INTRO: YouTube Music is finally adding the ability to pre-save unreleased albums in its application, which is a feature that has been available on competing streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify for quite some time now.
YouTube Music Brings Option To Pre Save Album
For the ones who are unaware of this, the company is bringing the option to pre-save albums is quite a convenient feature that lets you listen to albums of your favorite artists as soon as they become available. YouTube Music will automatically add all of those tracks to your library when the album drops.
As firstly noticed by Reddit user _DavidCastle_, this new feature appears to be widely available now. We tried pre-saving ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Neck Deep and it works as intended and perfectly. While Spotify and Apple Music very subtly disables songs that are currently not available, YouTube Music throws an error if you try playing one of the unreleased tracks.
Widespread Availability Of Latest Option In Coming Months
With all of that said, One of the users tried pre-saving other albums such as One Day at a Time by Kodaline and Human by OneRepublic but that didn’t go as planned. So we can suspect that has something to do from the artist’s end since the feature is relatively new on it for now. However, since YouTube Music now supports the option to pre-save albums, we could witness widespread adoption from artists in the upcoming months.
In the end, We can just say that this is one of Google’s steps to position YouTube Music as one of the mainstream music streaming platforms. The company has recently added a related tab in the redesigned ‘Now playing’ screen, added lyrics support and introduced a transfer tool to migrate from your library from Google Play Music to now YouTube Music.