YouTube Music is Here as Google's New Music Service

The differences between You Tube Music Premium and You Tube Premium

The music offerings from YouTube and Google have been disjointed and confusing for a long time - you may remember the short-lived YouTube Music Key, which essentially offered the same options as the new YouTube Music does, before it was shuttered in 2015.

In a blog-post earlier today, YouTube described the new music service saying that it "combines music listening with the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalized than ever".

The ad-supported version of YouTube Music will be free, the premium service without ads will costs $9.99 a month.

The YouTube Music signup page has been opened up for interested parties with a Google or Gmail email address can add their details.

For the last few months, we have been hearing about a new streaming service called YouTube Remix.

Further, the company has also introduced YouTube Premium, which a revamped version of its YouTube Red service for $11.99 per month.

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.

There's also an existing YouTube Music app, but that's now being enhanced with the arrival of the subscription plan.

With huge numbers of people already turning to YouTube for music, the video-sharing platform is now attempting to make the most of it. again.

And if you don't know the name of a song, then don't worry: the app will find the music you want based on a lyrics search or description.

Google says Premium is coming soon to Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. (The app will hypothetically be smart enough to automatically recommend music for multiple situations-commuting, working out, studying, and so on.) Fowler also revealed that YouTube Music will feature both "an audio experience and a video experience".

It will come with extra features such as personal playlists based on a person's YouTube history, according to Reuters.

Fortunately, existing Red subscribers will be grandfathered in to the current rate of $9.99 per month. YouTube Premium includes ad-free, background and offline across all of YouTube, as well as access to all YouTube Originals including Cobra Kai, Step Up: High Water and Youth & Consequences.

All that's available for free to everyone, with the usual YouTube ad inserts included.

To sign-up to be notified of the launch, hit up this link.

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