Finally, one good news for music streamers after the soft testing version. Youtube has now officially rolled out the Youtube Music for everyone in 17 countries including U.S, Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Besides that Youtube has revamped its Youtube RED as Youtube Premium, launched in these countries too.
What is Youtube Music?
As Music on Youtube is considered the big thing, daily 1 million searchers visit Youtube for Music. It is basically new music streaming service. The Main motive behind is to provide the Youtube and Google Play Music content across over one platform.
Youtube music will stream everything that you expect from any streaming music service. It will include the millions of songs, albums, videos, covers, live performance and music videos everything which is ‘Hard To Find’ on any of the platforms(to compete with Spotify and Netflix).
Youtube Music can easily accessible with mobile apps(Android and iOS) and web desktop too.
Although Youtube music is free service and will have the ads, if really not want to deal with Ads. You can subscribe with an ad-free subscription for $9.99 per month subscription called YouTube Music Premium. Youtube is also providing the first three months subscription. The Paid version includes two key features like background listening and download option for an offline mean.
Along with this new service, existing service is also available to watch the videos directly on Youtube Premium.
What is Youtube Premium?
Youtube Premium is revamped version for Youtube Red. Its main features will remain same as of Youtube Red- Watch ads free videos, listen to them in the background of the device, mobile and save the video directly to watch at offline mode.
For $11.99 per month, you can stream, download youtube original(like own TV series like Cobra Kai, Impulse and F2 Finding Football) as well as youtube ads-free music premium with this new app. The existing users of Google play music and Youtube Red will automatically be upgraded to this service for free.
You can avail the benefit of this new service for free for three months(include youtube premium and youtube music premium).
What about Google Play Music and Youtube Red plus their Subscribers?
The main intention of youtube is to provide all content across on one platform and therefore users of google play music who are getting services currently for $9.99 per month. They will get for free youtube music premium subscription and this is rebranding, as the google play music service and its app will not change at all.
And about the Youtube Red- the users have to pay $9.99 for removing the ads and watch videos offline. But the good story is that youtube allowed the users to keep their $9.99 per month subscription when youtube red will be changed into youtube premium. As Google Play Music is already part of Youtube Red and it seems like it will be poking around it.
When will launch in India?
As youtube Music and Youtube Premium is now launched for the country, it is yet to come. Anyhow before launch “Paid Memberships’ option has been tabbed and displayed on the site and app too. This indicates that Youtube Premium is getting to launch in the country soon. To get notified about Youtube Music and Premium can subscribe here with Youtube.