Music streaming services are everywhere these days, and did you know Google has one too? It’s called YouTube Music and starting today, it wants to help you discover new music in the most addictive fashion. So we’re adding a new tab called Samples, which is basically a vertically scrolling stream like TikTok, well, Music samples.
Discovering new music is still a challenge, although in theory you always have tens of millions of songs at your fingertips, this service aims to take personalized music discovery to the next level by helping you discover new songs. But it’s all for naught if you don’t know what to look for, and that’s where samples come in.
The “seamless feed of short-form video episodes” is powered by “the world’s largest catalog of music videos,” YouTube proudly boasts. The Samples Feed promises to “explore the depth and breadth of YouTube’s music library so there’s always something new to listen to.”
Each “funny clip” gives a hint to the artist, the video and the mood of the song. You can swipe vertically to go to the next, and the next, and so on. When you like what you hear, you can quickly add the song in question to your collection, share it with friends, create your next playlist, launch a radio station based on it, watch the full video, visit the album page and even use the song to create your own YouTube Short.
The Samples tab is rolling out globally in the YouTube Music app starting today.