The service will launch May 22 and include features such as personalized playlists based on a user's YouTube history. All this is available along with an extensive database of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos existing exclusive on YouTube. The new Music app includes many features from Play Music. YouTube's latest push into paid music streaming faces stiff competition from rivals that already command massive audiences. The app is a subsidiary of YouTube app for music and music videos.
The move enables the Google-owned service to separate its paid, premium video plan from the music service, offering a variety of free and paid options.
It is being reported that the YouTube premium will come along with benefits including complete ad-free experience, background playback and also the ability to download content for offline media consumption. Google Play Music, the company's previous music streaming service that is still inexplicably up and running despite teetering on the brink of extinction for years, will slowly be phased out according to USA Today.
What you can't do with YouTube Music, is watch ad-free videos, such at cats playing the piano, across the rest of the YouTube site.
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Luckily YouTube are allowing existing YouTube Red customers (all five of them) to switch to the new service at the price they are now paying.
YouTube Music is the new music streaming service in the market. What that means is that if use Google Play Music, all things remain the same - you will still be able to access all of your purchased music, uploads and playlists in Google Play Music just like always. The company hasn't shared its number of paid subscribers.
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When YouTube Music launches, Google Play Music will still be available.
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With the increasing penetration of smartphones, data becoming affordable and ever-growing availability of content, 80 per cent of internet users across all age-groups in India are accessing YouTube. But YouTube has not seen much success selling subscriptions, Sanderson said, even though it is the biggest potential threat to industry leader Spotify.
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YouTube will release the service from May 22 in America, Australia and New Zealand and will "expand more broadly" in the coming weeks.