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).

source: YouTube



1. Sparkxster

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2. Whitedot

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Good bye spotify! I know I will miss some features but you can't beat $11.99

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Lol! In Philippines, Spotify costs around $2. Imma keep it, 12 bucks is too steep.

3. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

In other news, download button showed up in YouTube app (Canada).

4. thedizzle

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Damn me and my cousins lucked out, he bought YT Red a while back and gets to keep his 10.99/month for youtube premium

5. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Wow he saves $12 a year! That's huuuge!

6. dcwt2010

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 01, 2013's this going to be different from Google Play Music? Aside from the videos but you know what I mean.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4392; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Eventually GPM will be meshed with YT Music. Makes sense to have the YT branding covering media. Won't be surprised to see GP movies embedded at some point as well.

9. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

I don't think the free version is better than Spotify's though. At least with Spotify you can listen to music in the background for free. I ain't keeping my screen turned on only to listen to music.

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