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

YouTube app on digital devices

YouTube app on digital devices

YouTube Music will also feature a "discovery" section, where the app will recommend new music based on users' history, location, and activity, as well as new playlists. The two services come as a result of Google splitting up YouTube Red.

If you're saying to yourself, "No thanks, I don't want to battle through ads", you'll have to invest in YouTube Music Premium for $9.99 a month.

A YouTube Music Premium account will cost you $9.99 each month removing the ads and restrictions but it's still double what Spotify charges so we'll see what other perks Google plans to throw in justify the difference.

YouTube has announced one of its biggest ever overhauls to its music section, YouTube Music, a "streaming service made for music with the magic of YouTube".

YouTube Music will be launched alongside another new service YouTube Music Premium, which is essentially a rebranding of the existing YouTube Red streaming service.

There will be mobile and desktop app rolling out with the new platform as well. It will be available in the U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand on May 22nd, with more countries to follow. But with the introduction of YouTube Music Premium, the streamer is separating the experiences for original programming and music. Subscribers to Play Music will also get a YouTube Music premium subscription.

Revenue from music streaming services overtook sales of CDs and digital downloads for the first time past year, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. However, if you are a YouTube Red subscriber, you will be able to enjoy all the services at the current price. YouTube Music Premium is ad-free, and offers background listening and downloads.

YouTube Music will be offered in free and paid tiers, with the free version being similar to Spotify's free offering where users can listen to music for free but will have to put up with ads.

Thousands of playlists built to help you discover new music.

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