YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium start rolling out today

As we told you last week, YouTube Music is being rolled out starting today. This is taking place in the U.S., Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. YouTube Music will replace the YT Music app and offer ad-supported music (official releases),  albums, playlists, artist-based radio and YouTube's library of videos. You can sign up to YouTube Music Premium to get rid of the ads, play music in the background and download music. This will cost $9.99 a month and it replaces Google Play Music. Subscribers to the latter service will keep all of their content and won't see an increase to their current monthly rate.

YouTube Music and YouTube Music Premium will offer recommendations that are location based. Whether you're in the gym pumping iron or in the airport waiting for your flight, you'll find suggestions that are perfect for your surroundings. The app will also include thousands of playlists, and the new smart search can find the song you're looking for even with a vague clue. Search for "That rap song with flute," or "That hipster song with the whistling" and you'll find out the name of the tune. You can also use smart search with lyrics (even if they're wrong) and the correct song title will come up. For more on YouTube Music, click on the video at the top of this story.

Also today, YouTube Red is being replaced with YouTube Premium. This service allows videos to play in the background, offers original programming, and lets subscribers download content. Priced at $11.99 monthly, a subscription includes YouTube Music Premium. YouTube Red subscribers will continue to pay $10 each month for the new service.

source: YouTube



1. Takeharu

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

What will happen to my Play Music?!

2. nikhil23

Posts: 470; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

No change atleast for a while. maybe in future, they might merge both services

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

They'll merge the services and if you're old Play Music subscriber you'll use YouTube premium at no extra cost.

4. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

As if we didn't have enough of various confusing google services for the same purpose, now they extend their crap to music domain as well. So now a person will have to choose between Google Play Music, normal YouTube app, YouTube music, YouTube music premium and YouTube premium !!! ? WTH, that's messier than messy. Who is hell is handling this stuff at google ? Why not merge everything into one ? Can anyone explain me, what's the difference between google play music and YouTube music premium from now on ?

5. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Eventually they will kill Google music and will maintain only YouTube Music. They are basically merging google play music with YouTube.

6. nikhil23

Posts: 470; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Eventually they will merge Google Play music and YT music. You will be left with Youtube or Youtube Music options. One for videos and one for music and both have premium tier for no ads. Still confusing eh ?

7. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

YouTube music premium will offer a much larger catalog of music to select from. In addition to that YouTube music premium will have a much better search function that will even allow you to search for a song just based off a few lyrics that you might recall or my searching for a song by mentioning the genre and a specific type of instrument that exist in the song. I don't know how effective the latter will be but being able to search for a song just based on lyrics is a plus. I will admit though I wish they would quit rebranding all these services because it's getting old. It will be interesting to see how they plan to integrate my Play Music library and playlists into YouTube music premium.

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