On Friday, Reddit user Bing_Me said in a post that Google Search is now showing links to listen to albums on YouTube Music.
If you bring up this in mobile search results, the link appears in the “Listen” carousel of streaming music services. On desktop search results, it appears within a list of streaming services in the album’s knowledge panel.
This is the first time since Google first included links to Google Play in music results it began featuring YouTube Music as well. The YouTube Music service is apparently going to take over Google Play Music, but it’s been a slow transition, although this is a step in that direction.
YouTube Music doesn’t always appear as the first option within the streaming carousel. The option only appears when users search for a specific album, and not when searching for an artist or specific song. The inclusion in the Search carousel comes on the heels of a redesign for the app on Android.
Selecting the YouTube Music link takes the user to the YouTube Music site or mobile app.
YouTube Music will take on all of Play Music’s key features, Google confirmed to The Verge in 2018. The company plans to transition Play Music subscribers over to YouTube Music, The Verge also reported.