YouTube recently announced its revamped music streaming service, YouTube Music, making it easier than ever for fans to watch, listen or discover new music. The new streaming service combines official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio with YouTube’s large catalog of remixes, live performances, and music videos, organized and personalized in a redesigned mobile app.
Fans can enjoy the new ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free, while a paid YouTube Music Premium membership gives users access to background listening, offline mode and an ad-free experience for $9.99 a month. YouTube will soon introduce YouTube Premium, the new name for the YouTube Red subscription service. YouTube Premium will continue to provide an ad-free experience, background and offline modes across the millions of videos on YouTube, as well as access to all YouTube Originals. At $11.99 a month, YouTube Premium includes access to YouTube Music Premium. Free trials will be available upon launch.
On May 22nd, YouTube will roll out access to YouTube Music in U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, with additional markets to launch soon. YouTube Red and Google Play Music subscribers in these markets will continue to have access to the existing features for the same price they pay today. Google Play Music subscribers in all other countries will automatically have access to YouTube Music Premium as it launches there.
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