YouTube prepping video music service?
YouTube has the advantage of being owned by Google which means it already has many of the required licenses and deals with the record labels thanks to Google's subscription All Access Music. Any while many music fans already use YouTube to find and listen to music, Google would like to monetize this, offering the paid service for about $10 a month. A tie in with Google Glass is a possibility for those who go with the premium version.
While no launch date has been discussed, YouTube is said to be trying to get to the market ahead of the music service coming from Beats Audio.
source: Billboard via AndroidCentral
1. GrmanR (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)
Youtube already has a video music streaming service, it's called Youtube
4. suneeboy (Posts: 144; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)
That was pretty funny. They don't have a "Spotify" or "Pandora" type of service. You have to search for yourself and queue up the videos. Plus you "technically" can't download them and play them on your devices.
7. indianapple89 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
Well "technically" you can.... just not legally :)
6. bucky (Posts: 1199; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Difference is they will soon start charging money for channels.
2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Well, there goes support for Youtube video downloaders on Firefox,
3. makio9 (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
I'm confused...don't we have that on YouTube already?
8. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)
they want to make us pay for music videos
9. bwhiting (Posts: 141; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
You might as well use the Google All Access Music because it actually gives you the same service for like $9 a month and you don't get ads already. Plus you get to download the radio for offline usages as well too.