YouTube is all set to launch its new streaming service, known as YouTube Music pretty soon. The company is also planning to rename the YouTube Red to YouTube Premium.
The company is planning to soft-launch its latest music streaming service on May 22. YouTube Music is a revamped version of its existing music service, the YouTube Red, that will offer on-demand music, similar to what we have seen in Spotify or Apple Music.
YouTube Music has thousands of playlists, the official versions of millions of songs, albums, artist radio and more, in addition to all the music videos, people expect from YouTube. The company has announced that the music service is free, though it has introduced a YouTube Music Premium, which is a paid membership for $9.99 per month. Users will be able to download music for offline listening and it will also play in the background. The service will offer ad-free music experience.
Further, the company has also introduced YouTube Premium, which a revamped version of its YouTube Red service for $11.99 per month. Users who have opted for YouTube Premium will get free access to YouTube Music Premium service as well.
YouTube Premium includes ad-free, background and offline across all of YouTube, as well as access to all YouTube Originals including Cobra Kai, Step Up: High Water and Youth & Consequences. YouTube Premium will continue to provide an ad-free experience, background play, and downloads across the millions of videos on YouTube.
Starting Tuesday, the new YouTube Music will be available in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. It will expand more broadly in the coming weeks. The brand will bring Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom later.