New Music Streaming Service will be Launched this Week — YouTube Music

New Music Streaming Service will be Launched this Week — YouTube Music

"The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over, explained Elias Roman, Product Manager of YouTube Music".

The new music streaming service will be initially available in the Australia, Mexico, South Korea, United States, and New Zealand on 22 May. And in the course of a month this service will be available in Canada, Germany, France, UK and other European countries.

Freed from those duties, YouTube Red will be transformed into YouTube Premium and offer what subscribers have always equated YouTube Red with: ad-free original content. It will be included free both with YouTube Premium and Google Play Music subscriptions.

YouTube Music will be offering a unique experience as it is said to utilise all the info that Google has collected about you.

So where does this leave Google Play Music?

In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the upcoming changes to YouTube Music?

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Google Play Music - which launched in 2011 with little success - will eventually be discontinued, with no end date as yet revealed. (A: nothing, the old services will continue), "What about Family Plans like Google Play Music" (A: good point. nothing mentioned), "Why is there no plan for just removing adverts?"

"To extend the features of YouTube Music Premium beyond the music app, we're soon introducing YouTube Premium, the new name for our YouTube Red subscription service", explained YouTube. Putting down a monthly subscription removes the advertising and unlocks some extra features, such as background listening (the music carries on while other apps are being used) and offline downloads. While artists get paid for their videos through advertising on Youtube, many music studios have complained about how the current situation greatly benefits YouTube over the original artists.

As you might know YouTube Red gave users access to exclusive content such as Rhett and Link's Buddy System, Mind Field and the recently launched Cobra Kai. It was anticipated that search giant would launch it at this year's Google I/O.

Then we get to the important bits: what these changes mean for the regular YouTube experience. You won't have to switch between apps when someone shouts: "Hey, you should see the video for this song, it's wicked".

Although more than one billion people stream music on YouTube every month, the Google-owned company lags behind its competitors when it comes to paid-for subscriptions.

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