YouTube Music is a music streaming service developed by YouTube , a subsidiary of Google ; it provides a tailored interface for the service oriented towards music streaming , allowing users to browse through songs and music videos on YouTube based on genres, playlists, and recommendations. The service also offers a premium tier, which enables ad-free playback, audio-only background playback, and downloading songs for offline playback. The service will eventually supplant Google Play Music as Google's main brand for music streaming and purchase. The YouTube Music app was unveiled in October and released the following month; its release came alongside the unveiling of YouTube Red , a larger subscription service that covers the entirety of the YouTube platform, including the Music app. Although redundant to Google 's existing Google Play Music All Access subscription service, the app is designed for users who primarily consume music through YouTube. On May 17, , YouTube announced a new version of the YouTube Music service, including a web-based desktop player and redesigned mobile app, more dynamic recommendations based on various factors, and use of Google artificial intelligence technology to search songs based on lyrics and descriptions. YouTube Music became available on Google Assistant smart speakers including Google Home on April 18, , with feature-limited ad-supported playback available for non-subscribers. The availability of music includes many of the releases from mainstream artists and extends to any video categorized as music on the YouTube service. YouTube Music will initially operate in parallel with Google Play Music, but product manager Elias Roman stated that Google Play Music users will eventually be migrated to the app after it reaches feature parity with Google Play Music including the addition of features such as music purchases and a cloud-based library for user-provided music.
What do I get with it?
2. You can save videos for offline
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.
YouTube's subscription service, Red, has been out for a while now. Here's why you might want to sign up. Google's well aware that YouTube is a video powerhouse of viral hits, music videos and unique shows you cannot find anywhere else.
Well, I'd argue that it gives you the best version of the streaming service. And while I'm sure somebody's asking "Hey! YouTube is already free, why should I pay? Before you even think about the fee, realize this: Google offers a 1-month free trial for new users to kick the tires. So, let's dive into why you should sign up for YouTube Premium today.