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Google just killed the Streamus Chrome extension and its 300,000 users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 22 Jul 2015 10:54 User comments (1)

Google just killed the Streamus Chrome extension and its 300,000 users

Google has officially killed the Chrome browser extension Streamus, leaving its 300,000 users in the dark.
Streamus first launched two years ago and allowed users to stream music, for free, right from their Chrome browser. The service used YouTube as its catalog but didn't display any of the actual videos (or their ads).

"We encourage people to leverage the power of our open API to embed YouTube videos in creative and innovative ways that comply with our terms of service," said YouTube in a statement, suggesting that Streamus was in violation.

Of course, Streamus was in violation as it split the audio from YouTube videos from its video, which is not allowed. Google has removed the app from its Chrome Web Store, as well.

Google has been testing their own service for those that like music through YouTube, with beta users having access to YouTube Music Key since earlier this year. The service costs $10 a month, has less ads, higher quality audio and allows for background playback on mobile apps.



Source:
Variety

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1 user comment

123.7.2015 10:18

yeah....that is rather infringing.

I think this was a good call.

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