AllThingsD, Google had wanted to launch the service this year, but that won't be happening. The report says that Google is now looking to launch the subscription service in Q1 of 2014. Apparently, the big issue that Google hasn't yet sorted out is how to best combine the official music videos with user-created content.According to a report by
Sources are saying that Google has already secured all of the content rights it needs to be able to launch the service, and the decision to delay the launch didn't happen until this past October. Despite all of the evidence and reports, YouTube and Google are not commenting directly on the potential subscription service. The statement that YouTube made to AllThingsD was:
We can't say when exactly Google will be happy with the product or when exactly it will be released, but the target is now sometime before April 2014.