“Google has an advantage given YouTube‘s more than a billion users and viewers”.
Combined, the new music service and premium video subscription replace YouTube Red, a service originally launched in Australia nearly exactly two years ago. Google Play Music is not going anywhere soon. Yeah, it’s pretty confusing.
YouTube Music would have the advantage of a back catalogue of popular fan-made song remixes which its rivals do not support.
Revenue from music streaming services overtook sales of CDs and digital downloads for the first time previous year, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
YouTube is launching a new music streaming known as YouTube Music next week on May 22nd. There are thousands of playlists here as well as the official versions of millions of different songs. The current version of the service is a slightly modified YouTube app that’s only accessible if users have a YouTube Red subscription.
A reimagined mobile app and brand new desktop player that are designed for music.
YouTube Premium is connected with YouTube Music in an odd way. This is the new name for YouTube Red.
YouTube Music launches next week at a monthly subscription rate of AU$11.99 a month. That service costs $2 more than YouTube Music Premium because it includes all of the music services features in addition to the perks of the former YouTube Red product.
Another layer of complication is that Google Play Music still exists.
The revamped YouTube Music and new YouTube Premium were announced last night, but many questions linger ahead of the rolling launch next Tuesday. YouTube Premium membership will also provide access to the YouTube Music’s Premium, which provides similar features such as no ads, background playback, and music download, alongside smart audio search and customized playlists.
There’s also YouTube Premium. That makes those grandfathered plans a terrific deal.
However, you might want to put your credit card away for now.