Last week YouTube announced that it will launching a new music streaming service in May called YouTube Music. Now, it is rolling out the service in U.S., Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. YouTube has also promised to launch the service in other countries, but no specific date has been mentioned. However, YouTube has put up a sign-up page, where you can put in your credentials and select the country to be the first ones to get notified.
In its blog, YouTube has also put up a few features that you can expect from the streaming service. YouTube is not just promising on bringing in popular music and artists, but also a huge number of remixes and covers that are only available in its directory. YouTube claims this to be “hard-to-find music”. This is also going to serve as a huge advantage over other streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.
Besides that, YouTube Music is also focusing on proving customized recommendations based on user history, location, or the activity at hand. Subsequently, it also carries thousands of playlists that are not just based on genres, but also reflect mood and activity. The service also promises to make it easy to find songs that you might not remember the names of. You can simply type in descriptions of the songs to find them. Lastly, the service will also keep you up-to-date with the most popular music videos in the world.
YouTube Music is available on the desktop and as an application on both iOS and Android. While the service is free, there is also a paid membership, which cost $9.99 (approximately Rs 680) for a month. It will make the experience ad-free and will also lets users download music and listen to it in offline mode.