YouTube is also forcing the popular Rythm Discord music bot offline

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Just weeks after forcing the Groovy Discord music bot offline, Google-owned YouTube is now turning its attention to Rythm, the most popular music bot on Discord. The search giant has sent a cease and desist to the owners of Rythm, a bot that lets Discord users play music from YouTube videos and is used by more than 560 million people.

Google wants the Rythm bot closed down within seven days, and the service is complying by shutting down its bot on September 15th.

Rythm is currently installed on more than 20 million Discord servers alone. Rythm has more than 560 million Discord users, making this shutdown a huge blow to a core feature of Discord.

“One way or another we knew this was due to happen eventually,” admits Yoav, the creator of…

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