After months of speculation Google finally launches a new YouTube Music streaming service on Tuesday, May 22nd. It's a new service provided by YouTube in the back-end to their favorite tracks, but with the ability to play music videos from YouTube as well. You have access to thousands of playlists and artist radios. In addition to the official content, you'll have access to the thousands of titles and remixes that appear on YouTube. These updates come with a redesigned desktop and mobile player for iOS and Android.
If this sounds strangely familiar to you, you may remember that Google launched a YouTube Music service in 2014 along with the YouTube Red subscription to ad-free music to care. This is a successor of both services.
The new YouTube Music app will be free with ads. However, you can access YouTube Music Premium for $ 9.99 to get access to all of YouTube's music features, but play with offline, background and no ads. Google will introduce YouTube Premium as a replacement for YouTube Red and raise the price for new members to $ 11.99, while old members will be provided with grandfathering. It offers the same features as YouTube Music Premium, but for all YouTube content and access to YouTube originals like Cobra Kai and Step Up.
If you've already subscribed to Google Play Music, you'll receive YouTube Music Premium by default at no additional cost. While Google confirmed last year that it would merge the two services it has not taken any steps with this announcement.
Google says it will launch the upgraded service in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea on Tuesday. For those who are not in these five countries, it will also come to Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. There is no word on other regions or time frames at this time.
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