The service provides ad-free access to content across the service, as well as access to premium YouTube Originals programming produced in collaboration with the site's creators, downloading videos and background playback of videos on mobile devices, and access to the YouTube Music music streaming service. The service was originally launched in November as Music Key , offering only advertisement-free streaming of music videos from participating labels on YouTube and Google Play Music. YouTube announced the rebranding of the service as YouTube Premium on May 17, , alongside the return of a separate, YouTube Music subscription service. The service was first unveiled in November as Music Key, serving as a collaboration between YouTube and Google Play Music , and meant to succeed the former's own subscription service. Music Key offered ad-free playback of music videos from participating labels hosted on YouTube, as well as background and offline playback of music videos on mobile devices from within the YouTube app. The service also included access to Google Play Music All Access, which provides ad-free audio streaming of a library of music. During its invite-only beta, Music Key faced mixed reception due to the limited scope of the offering; YouTube's chief business officer Robert Kyncl explained that his daughter was confused over why videos of songs from Frozen were not "music" in the scope of the service, and thus not advertisement-free.
YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now live in the U.S., 16 other nations
Subscriber Account active since. Essentially, YouTube is transforming its Hulu-style video service YouTube Red into a music streaming service with a Hulu-style video service upgrade. It's weird. Pretty sweet! YouTube Music Premium offers access to millions of songs over the internet or downloadable for offline listening, playlists, and dedicated apps to manage your library. So does Google Play Music. In case you somehow forgot, both YouTube and Google are owned by the same company: Alphabet. And that doesn't point to a bright future for Google's music streaming service. Why would Alphabet maintain competing music services in perpetuity? For now, however, the changes for Google Play Music subscribers are limited to an unfortunate downgrade: no more ad-free YouTube videos.
What is YouTube Music?
The company announced major changes to its streaming lineup on May 24, including a reimagined YouTube Music service , and as of Monday, June 18, those new services have gone live in the United States and 16 other countries. But there are some real lingering questions left unanswered after the dust settled. We reached out to Google to clarify the details of its new service, as well as how it affects Google Play Music, which is the default music app on many Android phones. Google has two music streaming services : Google Play Music , which launched in , and YouTube Music , which debuted in It has access to thousands of playlists, songs, albums, artists, and more, and it has neat features like the ability to search for songs via vague descriptions or lyrics. YouTube Red is now called YouTube Premium , and it will still provide an ad-free experience across all of YouTube, along with background play, the ability to download videos to watch offline, and access to YouTube Originals. So to break it down: YouTube Music lets you stream music with ads. YouTube Music Premium lets you stream music without ads, and has a few extra perks.
Jump to navigation. Google has finally unveiled one of its music streaming services YouTube Music in India. While there are number of music streaming services in India now, the arrival of YouTube Music is good news for Indian users. Even though YouTube Music, by the virtue of the content that it provides - music videos, live concerts, and cover songs - is unique, in India it also competes with a host of other music streaming services including Google very own Google Play Music. And like most of these music-streaming service, it also comes with an ad-free version called the YouTube Music Premium, subscription to which is available a price of Rs 99 per month. Notably, apart from launching the YouTube Music, YouTube last night also launched the YouTube Premium in India, which not only hosts the video streaming giant's extensive catalogue of music videos but it also includes the original content by the company. In case this talk about YouTube and its many avatars has boggled your mind, here is an explainer that will clear all your doubts:.