YouTube Music, YouTube Premium launched

Ceria Alfonso
May 18, 2018

But what's different? Why should you, who is happily subscribed to Spotify, cancel that subscription, and flip on over to YouTube Music?

YouTube Music will be available as a free ad-supported tier, much like Spotify, or you can lose the adverts and gain offline listening with a YouTube Music Premium subscription for $9.99 a month.

The past several months have been rife with rumors about Google's plans to revamp its music service as a way to compete more aggressively with Spotify and Apple Music, now the towering figures of music streaming. Recode detailed the new music service on May 16, claiming it'll be "functionally the same" as the current ones. The new Music app includes many features from Play Music. With YouTube Music, you can listen to official songs, albums, playlists, artist radios, remixes and live versions of songs.

The new YouTube Music is set to launch next week in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, with more markets coming online soon. The subscribers to Play Music by default obtain YouTube Music Premium subscription. (YouTube Red's original video content will now be called YouTube Premium and will cost $12 (roughly Rs. 800) a month.) According to Mark Mulligan, a music technology analyst with Midia Research, about 5 million people are subscribers, with another 5 million paying for Google Play Music. The service, like YouTube's main player, will have built-in recommendations and personalization options like the "related" section on the main website. YouTube Music isn't out to replace it. It will expand in further territories in near future.

With the increasing penetration of smartphones, data becoming affordable and ever-growing availability of content, 80 per cent of internet users across all age-groups in India are accessing YouTube.

YouTube Premium is the new You Tube Red will be available soon
YouTube Music, YouTube Premium launched

YouTube Premium, meanwhile, is YouTube Music's ad-free version, along with original series and movies from YouTube.

YouTube Premium Subscription Plan.

They wish to brand YouTube as the users' one-stop destination for all sorts of digital entertainment, and a very strong step has been taken in the regard.

In a blog post, Youtube has announced that YouTube Red is being rebranded as YouTube Premium, which is a bit expensive than YouTube Red. Do it now at a reduced price.

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