YouTube Refurbishes Its Music Service

  • YouTube Refurbishes Its Music Service

YouTube Refurbishes Its Music Service

Until now the YouTube Red has mostly been a music streaming service. However, Google Play Music is being phased out, USA Today reports.

The video-streaming company plans to charge $2 more for the other parts of YouTube Red, including original shows like "Cobra Kai", but will require individuals to also pay for YouTube Music, the report said.

The new YouTube Premium includes YouTube Music Premium as well for $11.99.

The ad-free version of the service, called YouTube Music Premium, will cost $10 a month and will eventually replace Google Play Music. 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.

Google's been amassing a new team to take on the music industry, from streaming competitors like Spotify to the record labels that control what music can appear on what platforms and how. Right now, Music is just a modified YouTube app that requires a Red subscription.

While fans can enjoy the new ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free, we're also launching YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that gives you background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for $9.99 a month.

Search options are also being upgraded with the arrival of the new YouTube Music - users will be able to search for lyrics or even type in vague descriptions of tracks to get to what they want to listen to.

YouTube Music is getting an overhaul, which an emphasis on personalization.

YouTube Music will be a new app, for mobile and desktop, and service specifically designed for play music (and music videos). 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. While a YouTube Music subscription is something that's been tried before, this time it seems part of a bigger shift. YouTube Premium will continue to provide an ad-free experience, background play, and downloads across the millions of videos on YouTube. So essentially this is what is happening, YouTube Red will now be split into YouTube Music and the YouTube Premium. But for now, Google Play Music subscriptions are safe and they include access to YouTube Music Premium.

The new YouTube Music follows a similar model to Spotify, with a free, ad-based version or a Premium subscription for Dollars 9.99 per month.

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