Google’s new music service is YouTube Music

Google was rumoured to be launching a new YoTube music service which combined traditional YouTube and Google Play Music sometime this year, and now its finally here. Kind of, sort of. The firm will be relaunching its YoiTube Music service and YouTube Red as YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium.

First, Google describes the new YouTube Music as:

  • A reimagined mobile app and brand new desktop player that are designed for music.
  • YouTube Music has thousands of playlists, the official versions of millions of songs, albums, artist radio and more, in addition to all the music videos people expect from YouTube.

It’s more or less the same as the old YouTube music service, the major difference is the subscription plans, the YouTube Red is being split up into two services — YouTube Music Premium (YouTube Red for Music only at the same price), and YouTube Premium (Essentiaklyn YouTube red, but for $11.99 instead of just $9.99).

As before Google Play Music users get access to YouTube Music Premium with the subscriptions, but no word of a merger has been officially confirmed.

The firm will be making its app available at launch this Tuesday  to users in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, as well as Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom soon.

Via Google.

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