Long awaited YouTube Music is finally coming

Australia among first five countries to get new You Tube Music service next week

While a music streaming service is nice we're really excited for YouTube Premium.

Subscribers to Google Play Music get YouTube Music Premium added to their subscription without additional cost.

Current subscribers will continue their current pricing as well so if you've been dithering about a Google Play Music subscription, it might be worth doing it now and saving yourself a couple of quid when YouTube Premium hits our shores. Finally, the guys from the official YouTube blog have confirmed the launch of the service YouTube Music, Google's new music streaming service will be available from next week.

Alphabet-owned YouTube will launch a new music streaming service on 22 May. The new YouTube Music basically represents Google's attempt to properly take on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music around the world, having failed to do so with its Google Play Music service which will eventually be sunsetted and replaced with YouTube Music.

YouTube will launch a revamped version of its music service, YouTube Red, which comes with extra features like personalized playlists based on individual's YouTube history and other usage patterns, Recode said.

Borrowing from the Spotify model, the YouTube Music ad-supported product is free to users.

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And if you don't know the name of a song, then don't worry: the app will find the music you want based on a lyrics search or description. Current YouTube Red (soon to be YouTube Premium) members will (at least for the time being) pay the current price.

According to the company, YouTube Premium that is replacing YouTube red will be a bit more expensive. The reason that YouTube Red is thrown into the mix is that a new service called "YouTube Premium" was also announced.

"YouTube in general is where most music is consumed". The YouTube team is planning a not insignificant change to YouTube Red, the subscription service that not only removes ads from YouTube but also allows access to YouTube original content, including the popular Cobra Kai.

The new service is evidence of a rapprochement between Google and the music industry, and new licensing deals were negotiated past year.

YouTube is the Internet's biggest video site, with more than 1.8 billion accounts tuning in every month. Users will be able to download music for offline listening and it will also play in the background.

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