YouTube Music Premium to launch on May 22nd along with other changes

YouTube Music Premium to launch on May 22nd along with other changes

Also similar to other music streaming services, Google's YouTube Music will be available in both free and paid versions. An advanced search will help you find a particular song even if you don't know the name; personalized home screen for discovering new music that adapts and changes dynamically and per-occasion playlists and recommendations. Although YouTube has a giant library of songs and videos, it competes with Google Play Music and YouTube Red, which is the company's advertisement-free video streaming service.

Existing subscribers to Google Play Music will be given immediate access to the new service. Those paying $10 monthly for YouTube Red will continue to pay the same price.

YouTube Premium, meanwhile, will offer ad-free, background, and offline video access across all devices.

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YouTube is rolling out a new service "YouTube Music" on 22 May to seperate the music and film components on the Google-owned video-sharing platform.

"The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over", the company said of its upcoming product. YouTube Music is now the brand.

YouTube Music reimagines the mobile app but also comes to desktop, similar to how Google Play Music now works. But YouTube was made for video, not just music.

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Google tells us that details about family pricing are coming, while there will also be a new student pricing option for the new YouTube.

In addition, on May 22nd, YouTube Red becomes YouTube Premium.

- Ad-free, background play, and downloads across YouTube.

YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music as the primary player on Android devices.

A subscription to YouTube Premium (which includes YouTube Music) will cost $11.99 per month.

The other four countries in which it is taking on Spotify and Apple Music are the US, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea.

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