Google to Launch YouTube Music Next Week

Google to Launch YouTube Music Next Week

Google to Launch YouTube Music Next Week

YouTube's new music subscription service, a potential competitor to Spotify, will launch on Tuesday, May 22. Similarly to market leader Spotify, YouTube Music will have an ad-supported free version and a version without ads, which will cost $9.99 a month. If we convert American pricing to Canadian, it could cost about $15 or so per month (which includes YouTube Music). "As part of ongoing enhancements to the member experience, today we're excited to announce that YouTube Red is becoming YouTube Premium", YouTube wrote in a blog post.

Find out when the new YouTube Music will be available in your country here.

YouTube describes YouTube Music as "a new music streaming service made for music with the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalized than ever". Existing YouTube Red subscribers will be grandfathered into their current price of $10 per month.

It's possible that Google will eventually sunset Play Music, but YouTube Music still lacks some features users have come to expect.

YouTube Music, which will replace the existing service Google Play Music, will adopt the premium account business model which some of its competitors use as well.


When it launches, the YouTube Music will run on a "reimagined" mobile app and brand-new desktop player. The service will feature a redesigned mobile app that is specifically created to play music, presumably replacing the one now available on the App Store.

YouTube plans to charge $2 more for its premium service, as it includes YouTube Music service along with its original shows.

In addition, on May 22nd, YouTube Red becomes YouTube Premium.

However, you might want to put your credit card away for now.

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 will also allow the users to download music for offline listening, and play music in the background on smartphones when multitasking.

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