YouTube has just launched its own music streaming portal dubbed YouTube Music. Youtube Music is a service where you get official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos.
YouTube Music won’t be a free service, it is based on subscriptions. YouTube RED and YouTube Music has been rebranded as YouTube premium. Once you are a premium user, you will get access to both YouTube RED and Music services.
Prices for new subscribers starts from $9.99 per month to $11.99, but existing subscribers will still enjoy the current rate.
Currently, the service is now available in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. It will expand more broadly in the coming weeks. We’ll also soon be launching in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
As we all know, YouTube RED provides advertising-free streaming of all videos hosted by YouTube, offline play and background playback of videos on mobile devices, access to advertising-free music streaming through Google Play Music, and access to “YouTube Red Original” series and films.
YouTube Music app is free and available for Android and iOS devices. Before using the service, you will need to sign-in to your Google account or create one if you don’t have. On first use, you will get 14-day free trial of YouTube Red, which you can then extend another month in YouTube Music’s settings.
The Music app will offer you location-based songs depending on your location, and you can also search for specific songs in vague terms.
If you want to know when the new YouTube Music is available in your country, head to music.youtube.com/coming-soon/.