Long awaited YouTube Music is finally coming


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While a music streaming service is nice we're really excited for YouTube Premium.

The New YouTube Music will replace the original service that launched in 2015.

YouTube Music will allow us to play complete albums, covers, remixes, live versions, and radio stations from our mobile or computer. The audio-visual app will promises "music videos that you can't find anywhere else" plus "deep cuts you can't find anywhere else", suggesting that exclusive content will differentiate YouTube Music from its competitors.

However, with YouTube's backing, you also get access to millions of music videos.

More information on YouTube Music can be found here. The ad-supported version will be available for free, while YouTube Music Premium will be a paid membership without ads will be available at $9.99 a month.

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While I'm not interested in the new services, I'm sure that users from around the world will find the services interesting.

Next Tuesday, YouTube will try again, by launching its reinvented YouTube Music app in the US, South Korea, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, followed by another 14 countries in the following weeks.

Google also comes with YouTube Premium, the replacement for YouTube Red. The company has announced that the music service is free. "It's a little bit of an art and not a science, because you might be using YouTube to research something, and we really want to be playing things you want", he said. The new service rolls in the benefits of YouTube Music with access to all YouTube Originals including Cobra Kai, Step Up: High Water, and Youth & Consequences, priced at $11.99 for all new members (the same $9.99 price will apply for existing YouTube Red subscribers).

The blog post includes a new, important stat: "More than 1 billion music fans come to YouTube each month to be part of music culture and discover new music", according to Roman - the first time YouTube has broken out a stat for its music users. You also won't be able to download music for offline listening on this tier either. The service is slated to later be launched in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The launch of YouTube Music and rebranding of YouTube Red will hopefully provide some much-needed clarity and cohesion to Google's streaming strategy.

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