Next week, on Tuesday 22nd May, YouTube is launching YouTube Music, a new streaming service for the music of YouTube. No need to jump from Spotify to YouTube to Apple Music anymore. Containing YouTube’s collection of remixes, covers, music videos, official albums, and playlists it offers a unique combination of content in one place. Every month more than 1 billion users use YouTube each month to search and listen to their favourite music, making this a logical addition to the YouTube family.
- An innovative mobile app and desktop player
- Thousands of playlists, albums and artist radio
- More of the music you love. It will be easier to find covers, new songs and content of your favourite musicians
- Music videos from your favourite artists
- A new search feature, that allows you to search by more random terms, even if you don’t know the song title. Like ‘that song from Big Little Lies’.
- The home screen will be personalized and dynamically adapt to provide you with recommendations based on listening history, location and on what you’re doing.
- Endless playlists are built to help you discover new music. Based on your taste, there will always be something you’re in the mood for
The app comes with an ad-supported version and like Spotify, there is a premium subscription that costs $9.99 per month for an ad-free experience as well as downloads. Should you already be subscribed to Google Play Music, you get the premium membership as part of your monthly subscription.
YouTube Music will start rolling out in the US, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and South Korea next week. And soon it will be launchin in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switerland and the United Kingdom.