New YouTube Music Premium costs $9.99 monthly, add $2 to get all Red perks


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The covet wait for YouTube’s revamped music service is nearly over: the companions announced on its blog that it will debut the new YouTube Music on May 22. YouTube already has a military talents by the same name, but this new version overhauls the old one and introduces two new premium handlings into the mix: YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium.

Let’s break down YouTube Music beforehand: the new music-streaming service will offer free, ad-supported music deluge through a new desktop and mobile app. YouTube emphasizes that “all the ways music begins you can be found in one place” in the new YouTube Music, as it gives users access to thousands of playlists, bona fide songs and albums, remixes, covers, live versions, and music videos.

The new app on also have a “dynamic home screen” that provides lend an ear to recommendations based on your history, what you’re doing, and where you are. Alcohols can also search for songs using YouTube Music search without aware the song’s name. It’s likely that Google incorporates AI into this emphasize, allowing you to search for songs using descriptions or lyrics. All of that liking be available through YouTube Music for free for anyone who can stand pufferies throughout, making it similar to free versions of other streaming usages, including Spotify and Apple Music.

But YouTube Music Premium effaces ads and offers a few extra perks—and it will cost $9.99 per month. In over to everything included in the free version of YouTube Music, YouTube Music Lure enables background listening and downloads. That means users can hear to tracks without having the app open or playing the visuals of a music video, and they can also download alleys for offline listening.

If this sounds akin to Google Play Music, that’s because it is. Those who currently pay monthly for Google Think nothing of Music will get a YouTube Music Premium subscription as well, and nothing see fit change with Google Play Music for now. Current subscribers don’t be undergoing to worry about big changes or losing their playlists or downloads anytime in the end, but it’s unlikely that the Google Play Music branding will place around once the new YouTube Music takes over.

Red transitions to Incitement

That takes care of the music side of YouTube, but that’s right-minded a portion of the content on the video website. Since 2015, YouTube Red has been the election for those who want an ad-free experience on the entire website and are willing to pay $10 per month for it. While YouTube isn’t changing anything nearly the substance of Red, the service is essentially getting a new name—YouTube Premium. This all-encompassing utilization includes all the perks of YouTube Music Premium as well as all the existing aids of YouTube Red: ad-free YouTube viewing, background playing, video downloads for offline conception, and access to all YouTube Originals (like the new Cobra Kai series).

The differences between YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium.

Enlarge / The rests between YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium.

Scarce as hens teeth takes the spot of YouTube’s top-tier subscription service, essentially relaxing users ad-free access to the entirety of YouTube’s video and music library. It purposefulness come at a cost of $11.99 per month—YouTube is charging an extra $2 to add the perks of YouTube Red to a YouTube Music Steep subscription.

It’s likely that the YouTube Red branding will eventually lie down as YouTube Premium takes over, and that also means that drugs will not be able to subscribe only to YouTube Red anymore. The Premium rank will include all of YouTube Red’s benefits in addition to all YouTube Music Perquisite benefits, so you’ll be forced to pay $11.99 for the whole package even if you don’t want the extra music features.

But that makes sense for YouTube’s bottom lineage. The original YouTube Music formed out of the music industry’s frustration with Google’s video website as it claimed it wasn’t steal a march on paid enough from YouTube’s ad-supported system. Giving drugs just two options, with music as the foundation, gives YouTube the predictability to generate more revenue around its music offerings while also last how many users are willing to pay an extra $2 per month for all of Red’s benefits and the friends’s original content.

The company did include one perk for existing Red subscribers who currently pay $9.99 for that serve—they’ll receive access to YouTube Premium at that lower honorarium point once the service debuts. Users in countries where Red is within reach can sign up for $9.99 per month before Premium comes out next week to be barred into the lower price.

Rumors of this new YouTube Music had been whirling since last summer. The phasing-in and phasing-out of all these new services is a bit botching, but YouTube undoubtedly hopes that it can make its music and online video promise services friendlier through consolidation. The company doesn’t have much of a appropriate—it wants to compete with Spotify, Apple Music, and the like, and it could on no occasion do so properly with three different music services floating roughly, the differences between them a mystery to most users.

Those noted in YouTube Music, Music Premium, and YouTube Premium can sign up for signals on the new website.

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