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Google Play Music vs. YouTube Music: Everything you need to know

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It comes down to preference, but soon, you'll have no other choice but switching Latest update With Play Music gradually shutting down, we've updated the article with the most recent changes to YouTube Music. Google Play Music is on the way out and has already become inaccessible for many. A lot of people have probably long taken advantage of the migration tool and have started using YouTube

10 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Yahoo Lite, CalenTile, and Lonely Planet Pathfinders (10/17/20 – 10/24/20)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a lite version of the Yahoo app, a calendar quick tile app, and a travel blogging app from Lonely Planet. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last week. Read More 10 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Yahoo Lite, CalenTile, and Lonely Planet Pathfinders (10/17/20 - 10/24/20) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Pay adds support for 24 new banks in 23 countries

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Forget your wallet, grab your phone — you've got Google Pay Google Pay continues to expand its support to additional international banks. To help you keep track of which financial institutions have added their credit and debit cards to the service, we've compiled a list of recent additions. Since we last looked in July, Google's added 24 new banks in 23 countries. Australia Novatti Revolut Payments Australia Pty Ltd Zip.co Belgium Curve OS Limited Canada Rogers Bank Chile Banco de Credito e Inversiones (BICE) Croatia Curve OS Limited Czech Republic Curve OS Limited Denmark Bank Norwegian AS Curve OS Limited Finland Bank Norwegian AS Curve OS Limited France Banque D'Escompte & Wormser Freres Reunis Curve OS Limited Germany Curve OS Limited Hong Kong Mox Ireland An Post Bank of Ireland Group plc Curve OS Limited Italy Banca 5 Curve OS Limited FIDEURAM Japan The Higo Bank, Ltd. Read More Google Pay adds support for 24 new banks in

Googlefier is the simplest route to Google apps on Huawei and Honor phones

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Because let's be real, Android phones without Google apps are severely limited Huawei just announced the Mate 40, but like any other recent phone from the company, it's crippled by the lack of Google apps. It's possible to install these applications and the corresponding services on Huawei and Honor phones, but until now, the process was tedious and involved dozens of steps. The aptly called app Googlefier is looking to change that — it doesn't offer a one-step solution, but it makes the process much more approachable with limited automation and step-by-step guidance. Read More Googlefier is the simplest route to Google apps on Huawei and Honor phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

25 temporarily free and 44 on-sale apps and games for Friday

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Don't miss out on the sales for Death Worm, G30, and Legends of Andor Welcome to Friday, everyone. It would appear that today's sales concentrate primarily on games, and so I have a few standouts to share with everyone. First up is Death Worm, a delightful title all about eating everything and anything as a giant worm. Next is G30 - A Memory Maze, a minimal puzzler that tells a story through each puzzle. Last up is Legends of Andor – The King’s Secret, a deep and engaging board game adaptation that's easily worth the current asking price. Read More 25 temporarily free and 44 on-sale apps and games for Friday was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

New Messages for Web features are rolling out to Google Fi users

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Make calls, send texts, and listen to voicemails on the web, even if your phone is switched off With Hangouts on its way out, Google Fi users might have been wondering how they would access their messages on the web. We learned from a teardown back in May that Messages for Web would be getting Google Fi-specific features, and it looks like this new experience is now rolling out. According to our tipster, a new "Google Fi settings" item appeared in the advanced section of the settings in the Messages Android app (see screenshots). Read More New Messages for Web features are rolling out to Google Fi users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Stadia is putting a price on your friends' heads with new referral codes

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And that price is currently a free month of Stadia Pro It's hard to believe, but Stadia is almost a year old now. Despite reaching this milestone, Google's cloud gaming service hasn't exactly taken off into the mainstream just yet. In an effort to help spread the Stadia gospel, Google is now offering free perks like a month of Stadia Pro in return for referring friends to the platform. When a friend signs up using a referral code, they'll get an extra month of Stadia Pro in addition to a one month trial if they choose to subscribe to the service. Read More Stadia is putting a price on your friends' heads with new referral codes was written by the awesome team

Motorola's new camera app is built with modularity in mind

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But it's probably not coming to existing devices Like most Android OEMs, Motorola creates its own camera software to compliment its hardware. Camera performance is one of the main differentiators between devices these days, and that's why Moto decided to rebuild its camera app from the ground up with a focus on making it simpler for users to capture key moments on devices of all sizes. Moto Camera 3.0 features a user interface that's more modular so it can work well on all devices from tablets to foldables. Read More Motorola's new camera app is built with modularity in mind was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Routines powered by 'presence sensing' are now widely available in the Google Home app

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They started rolling out earlier this month Latest update Available for all The Google Home app is core to how you control and interact with dozens of different devices, so it's understandably one of Google's most feature-packed applications. It only got more interesting with version 2.28, as the new update hinted at the rebranding of Android TV, as well as adding some new features surrounding routines and home

YouTube Music on Android Auto now supports uploaded song playback for free users

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Plus there's a queue now to see what's up next After years of good times and good tunes, Google Play Music is officially dead. YouTube Music is the new home for Google's streaming aspirations, but it still has a ways to go before reaching feature parity with the departed GPM. Thankfully, the YouTube Music experience on Android Auto is getting a few new upgrades that help to bridge the gap — including more functionality for free users. It looks like the YouTube Music app on Android Auto can now play uploaded tracks whether you pay for a premium membership or not. Read More YouTube Music on Android Auto now supports uploaded song playback for free users was written by the awesome team