RIP Google Play Music, 2011 - 2020


I worked at Amazon Music when Google Music launched, and I was blown away by how good it was. I thought for sure that Amazon would give up on their music store before Google did. Fast forward 9 years, and I'm listening to Amazon Music while I write this.

In the intervening years, I've learned to avoid Google products as much as possible, both in my personal and my professional life, simply because you can't count on them. Google is like this genius uncle that always has a new contraption that amazes you, but can never show up on time, and when he finally does show up, he can't even remember what cool contraption you're talking about when you ask if you can play with it again. It's neat the first couple of times, and then you get frustrated and move on with your life, focusing instead on projects you can count on.

RIP Google Play Music, 2011 - 2020 - Ars Technica