After several months of rumors and speculation, the project that we originally knewat last it has become official . Since, the company today announces not one, but two important news for the future of the most popular video platform in the world, starting with the arrival of a new musical service: YouTube Music.
In addition, YouTube does not forget the “Premium” mode of the platform until now known as YouTube Red, which is giving so much joy to both the company and the creators despite not being a service too widespread. Therefore, in addition to announcing greater availability for this modality In the coming weeks, YouTube decides to give it a little facelift through a new name: YouTube Premium
Today’s first announcement of the company focuses on its payment method. While the new service does not change too much from the original in terms of functionality, YouTube Premium does bring new interesting advantages such as access to the full YouTube Music catalog . In this way, YouTube Premium will include the following:
In short, the only striking difference is access to YouTube Music, a service whose details we will discuss later. What also changes, however, is the price, which is that YouTube Premium will be slightly more expensive than YouTube Red at the time, with a price of $ 11.99 per month in the United States , except current YouTube Red customers, who will keep the price of $ 9.99.
The positive part is that within a short time this modality will be available in more countries. To the current ones, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, Spain, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Ireland, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will soon join.
But the most striking announcement, without a doubt, is the arrival of the new musical platform made by YouTube , which arrives for fight face to face with rivals like Spotify and Apple Music, and incidentally, a platform that has not finished curdling among users, something that could be solved with a new service such as YouTube Music, taking advantage of the pull of the “YouTube brand” and the huge community of users that the platform already has.
YouTube Music comes as a service attached to YouTube itself, and even has an individual application that, despiteat the moment it will only be available in the countries where YouTube Premium currently operates. According to the company, the advantages of this platform that will begin to be available from May 22, are as follows.
Finally, comment that the new YouTube Music will have a free version with ads , similar to Spotify, and to end the advertising will have to pay 9.99 euros per month, or subscribe to YouTube Premium and access all the advantages of this modality, including the music platform. As if all this were little sign that Google Play Music is destined to disappear, all those who currently have a subscription to Play Music, will also have access to YouTube Music , and they will be able to transfer all their music and playlist to the new platform.
The new musical service will be available from next Tuesday, the 22nd in the countries where YouTube Red is available today, and from the next weeks it will begin its deployment through the rest of the regions mentioned before, including Spain. It is possible to register to know more information through the