YouTube Music streaming service to launch on 22 May

YouTube Music will offer songs, artists, albums and playlists all under one roof.

  • Published: May 17, 2018 4:36 PM IST

Google just announced that it will be launching a new music streaming service called, YouTube Music on 22 May. The streaming service will be competing with Spotify, Google Play Music and Apple Music, which we now know has 50 million subscribers. According to Google, the service will be available in US, Australia, New Zealand, New Mexico and South Korea in May. UK and a list of other countries will be receiving the service in a few weeks.

Just like any other music streaming service, YouTube Music will let people access a wide variety of songs, artists, albums, and playlists all in one place. Hopefully, it will also carry a huge directory of remixes, something that other streaming services do not have. In addition to that, YouTube Music will feature live music and radio as well. The service will be available as a desktop player and as an app.

YouTube Music will also recommend new music and playlists based on location, surrounding and user history. The service also promises to offer accurate results, based on a simple description of the song, in the event of you forgetting the actual name of the song or the artist.

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YouTube Music will be available for free. However, a YouTube Music Premium membership will also be available, which will be ad-free and offer other features like background listening and downloading. It will cost $9.99 (approximately Rs 680) for a month. In addition to that, YouTube also stated that it will be launching a YouTube Premium subscription, which will carry both YouTube Music and YouTube Red video programming services.

  • Published Date: May 17, 2018 4:36 PM IST