YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium officially launch today
Last month, Google started rolling out the YouTube Music app to replace YT Music, and also replaced YouTube Red with YouTube Premium. Today, YouTube Music officially launched in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Korea, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The app features music videos, official singles, albums, remixes, live performances and covers. The app also will bring you those hard to find releases that can be found only on YouTube.
YouTube Music includes recommendations that are based not only on the type of music you've streamed before, but are also based on your current location. Need some ass-kicking music for your workout at the gym, or mellow tunes for your day at the beach? YouTube Music has you covered. And the app's Smart Search helps you find songs using incorrect lyrics, or vague hints. For example, ask for "That space-themed Spice Girls song in the desert," and you'll receive a link to play "Say You'll Be There." Another feature includes the ability to stream thousands of playlists covering different genres, activities and moods. And of course, YouTube Music offers users the hottest videos.
While the regular version of YouTube Music is ad-supported, there is a premium version that provides ad-free streaming, streaming in the background (which means that when you open another app, the streaming won't stop). In addition, the paid version of YouTube Music allows you to download tunes for offline play. The cost of YouTube Premium is $9.99 per month or $14.99 for a family of six.
YouTube Premium is also launching today. Formerly YouTube Red, the service is offered in 17 countries and gives subscribers all of the features of YouTube Music Premium, and also includes ad-free YouTube videos, YouTube Original videos, and the ability to watch streaming video in the background. You can pay $11.99 a month for an individual subscription, or $17.99 monthly for a family of up to six members.
YouTube Music Premium offers a free three-month trial and You Tube Premium has a one-month free trial. To subscribe to either, click on the appropriate link: (YouTube Music Premium|YouTube Premium).