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5 things YouTube Music needs to fix in offline playback before it can be worth paying for

5 things YouTube Music needs to fix in offline playback before it can be worth paying for

When you pay for YouTube Music Premium, you pay for three things, and one of them doesn’t work properly right now.

Since streaming music can chip away at your data plan — and streaming video will eat your data cap alive — offline music is especially important to YouTube Music and the users who pay for YouTube Music Premium. There’s just one problem: offline playback on YouTube Music has more pitfalls than an Indiana Jones soundtrack, Downloaded music downloads and redownloads and redownloads itself at the most inopportune times, and the app doesn’t handle offline mode or offline playback consistently. No matter how careful you are, chances are one of these traps is going to put a thorny poison dart in your side.