YouTube said that while the ad-supported version of YouTube Music will be free, the company is also launching an ad-free paid version of the service called YouTube Music Premium which will be available for $9.99 per month.
For instance: Previously, Google Play Music subscribers automatically had YouTube Red access. Yeah, it's pretty confusing. With YouTube Music, users will be able to search for artists and songs, both recorded and live.
The service has been expected for some time, but an official blog post from Elias Roman, product manager at YouTube Music, provided the first solid details of what it will entail. YouTube is making its new music service available on its own for $9.99 per month. If you're at the gym for example, it will suggest various workout playlists. You can sign up to be notified when the service arrives in your country on this page. In fact YouTube claims that it will be even better as they are planning more original series and movies.
Although it had the working title of Remix, it launches as YouTube Music next Tuesday, May 22.
Gone for good is YouTube Red - at least as a brand.
So that's YouTube Music/YouTube Music Premium.
The ad-free YouTube Red service will be rebranded as YouTube Premium starting this week.
On that note, Google says that Google Play Music isn't going anywhere (yet).
Will you be subscribing to YouTube Premium when it launches in Canada?
Google has announced two new subscription streaming services for its users: YouTube Music and YouTube Premium.
YouTube Premium will offer users everything included with YouTube Music, in addition to an ad-free experience, background play and downloads across the site. That'll get you ad-free music, background listening, and downloads. That makes those grandfathered plans a terrific deal.
One would expect that YouTube Music would eventually move to replace current music service Google Play.