YouTube to start new music streaming service on May 22


Subscribers to Google Play Music will get the paid version of YouTube Music as part of their subscription.

YouTube is set to launch "YouTube Premium" this month, the new service will also serve as a rebranding for Google's YouTube Red service.

YouTube describes the new platform as a reimagined mobile app and brand-new desktop player designed for music.

Because starting next Tuesday, YouTube Red is going away.

YouTube's goal appears to be to give users access to millions of songs as well as new and classic music videos to round out the music experience. If you live in the U.S. and plan to subscribe to YouTube Premium, your best bet is to sign up with YouTube Red right now for $9.99 per month so you can pay the grandfathered rate later on.

The service is all about "putting music in one place".

YouTube Music is free as long as you don't mind ads.

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YouTube to start new music streaming service on May 22

Either way, it's an interesting devlopment and we can't wait to try the service when it launches next week and see how it stacks up.

As well as original movies and series the new YouTube Premium service includes ad-free videos and download options across YouTube.

YouTube Music is launching in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea next Tuesday (22nd May), with other markets - including the United Kingdom - following in the "coming weeks". Pitchfork writes that it will hypothetically be smart enough to automatically recommend music for multiple situations, such as commuting, working out, and studying. If you are already on a YouTube Red pricing plan at $9.99 you will be able to upgrade to YouTube Premium and stay at the lower level of pricing. Well, for those of you accustomed to using YouTube for free, there will a free, ad-supported version of YouTube Music.

YouTube's new music streaming service will not only feature official songs, albums and playlists but it will also come with YouTube vast catalog of remixes, live performances, covers, music videos- all organised and personalised. It will be included free both with YouTube Premium and Google Play Music subscriptions.

What's your music streaming service of choice?

YouTube Music will be available since May 22nd in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea.

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