YouTube Music officially available for users

Mindy Sparks
May 18, 2018

As per some reports, Google Play Music would be gradually expired, and YouTube Music would be the only streaming music service from YouTube. Anyone interested will be able to try out the refreshed service for free before deciding whether to subscribe.

That means you can choose from songs, albums, playlists and artist radio stations as with other services, but also access YouTube's catalogue of remixes, live performances, cover versions and music videos. "The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over", the company said in its announcement. YouTube Music has a personalized home screen which recommends music based on a user's listening history, as well as where they are and what they're doing.

To kickstart the process, YouTube has chose to revamp and rebrand their paid service: YouTube Red; and relaunch YouTube Music as a standalone and bundled service, whose primary aim is to take on Spotify.

"YouTube Premium unlocks the full YouTube Music experience: ad-free music, background listening, and downloads". Upcoming series include sci-fi thrillerImpulse,andLiza Koshy'sLiza on Demand.

Users in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea can start listening to YouTube Music starting early next week.

While YouTube Red is charged $9.99 per month, YouTube Premium would be charged $11.99, per month.

YouTube plans to continue expansion during 2018.

"Google has an advantage given YouTube's more than a billion users and viewers". Countries where YouTube Premium will rollout soon includeAustria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. But up to now, the company has failed to nail it.

It is now clear that YouTube Premium wants to position themselves as the most happening online music streaming service. The app is free, however, it contains some ads, but there is also an advertisement-free version that contains some more features.

By separating its music and premium video services, YouTube may be attempting to boost its brand as a music streamer, as an essential service that can displace competitors. Spotify leads the music-streaming industry with 75 million paying subscribers, and Apple Music is quickly gaining steam.

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