Google Play Music is set to stop working for users around the world starting this month. YouTube Music continues to add legacy features to ease the transition, with Google Assistant now working to play personal playlists.
Personal playlists are those created and maintained by users. It’s an incredibly common task, but Google Assistant has not been able to start playback on them for the majority of YouTube Music’s existence. (Collections generated by YouTube have long been accessible through voice.)
That changed in August when Google started limited testing on “Nest speakers and smart displays in the United States.” It promised “plans to roll out to more countries and devices in the future.”
A little under two months later, there are many reports of Google Assistant on Android phones and tablets working to start a personal playlist in YouTube Music: “Hey Google, play X playlist” or “Ok Google, play X.”