Google is updating a new and improved version of YouTube Music next Tuesday. At the same time, the company is improving YouTube Red. Its services will be divided into two subscription services with different scopes- YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium.
Google is relaunching YouTube Music with its own app and desktop player which will eventually replace Google Music. YouTube Music Premium subscription is $9.99 a month that provides its users an ad-free viewing of music videos. However, regular clips are not included. Here’s the catch- the subscription offers what we have been waiting for. YouTube Music Premium allows its users to listen to music from YouTube in the background while using other apps and download music to listen to when offline. In addition to that, the subscription offers numerous playlists, original versions of songs, albums, and artists radios.
That’s not all- YouTube Music also offers an upgraded version of YouTube Music Premium called YouTube Premium. The upgraded subscription provides all the services of YouTube Music Premium with contents from YouTube Red. As the upgraded version, it removes all ads from all videos on YouTube, not only in music videos. Furthermore, it allows its subscribers to download YouTube videos to watch when offline. Plus, its users will get to play videos in the background. You can get the service for $11.99. The extra $2 seems worth it!
“The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over,” YouTube stated. “YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else — all simply organized and personalized.”
YouTube is the world’s most used video sharing platform that grants its visitors thousands of music content. However, it’s behind several music subscription apps with Spotify being the no.1 paid music subscription service with 75 million paid subscribers and Apple Music with 50 million paid subscribers.
The new YouTube services will be initially available within U.S., Mexico, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. The service availability will follow in 13 European countries and Canada at an unspecified date.