Google updates its Android and iOS YouTube apps with a new Music tab for endless mixes

Google just updated its official iOS and Android YouTube apps with a new tab called "Music", in line with the Key streaming service it just announced. The sole purpose of the new YouTube app homepage is to throw mixes based on your listening history and preferences to infinity, and we have to say that it works pretty well, because, well, YouTube, there's everything there.

There are also playlists recommendations, both based on your listening habits, and the trendy ones that are currently populating the tube charts. Tying this up with the new "Music Key" subscription service will bring you offline music, full albums, and ad-free music playback. The service is still in beta, though, so you need an invitation. YouTube's Spotify killer will be $7.99 a month for the initial subscribers, and then will default to $9.99. If you manage to score an invitation for the beta, though, the first six months are free.

source: YouTube (Google Play)



1. trung_ero

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

So no material design? :-S

2. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I want an update that adds material design and removes endless ads :P

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

AdAway or AdBlock (if you have root)

4. Arte.8800

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

There should be a paid version of YouTube, with extra quality specs. I would pay €12 and above.

5. Hashed unregistered

Hey Google, Where is your youtube WP app? is it only ios (with is inferior compared to WP)

6. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Inferior while you're publicly begging for something iphone has....makes sense.

7. Hashed unregistered

Youtube is from Google, not ios.

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

8. Rager722 unregistered

And still cannot play while screen is turned off.

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