YouTube prepping video music service?

YouTube prepping video music service?
A published report on Wednesday says that YouTube is going to offer a music service this year with the focus on mobile devices. According to insiders familiar with the plans, the service will be something similar to Spotify, except with video included. The YouTube music service will offer a free option that will be unlimited in terms of the type of devices you can use it on. But by coughing up the cash for the paid version, users will be able to cache the tunes for offline viewing, and won't be bothered by those pesky ads. 

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

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9 Comments

1. GrmanR

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Youtube already has a video music streaming service, it's called Youtube

4. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 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: Feb 28, 2013

Well "technically" you can.... just not legally :)

6. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Difference is they will soon start charging money for channels.

2. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Well, there goes support for Youtube video downloaders on Firefox,

3. makio9

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I'm confused...don't we have that on YouTube already?

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

allow me to give you a friendly slap

8. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

they want to make us pay for music videos

9. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

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