YouTube bundles up its offer of paid services a bit more and begins to mix its music platform with its video platform … perhaps in a way that is difficult for most users to understand. The company of Google has just announced the launch of YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, which reaches the markets of iOS and Android applications.
Both novelties come to replace YouTube Red , the version of the platform that allows you to enjoy the content without advertising and obtaining additional functions, while Youtube music it could be the substitute of Google Play Music and a new attempt by the Internet giant to keep part of the cake of Spotify and Apple Music.
We already knew that YouTube Red and Google Play Music would merge into a new service and today Google has given us the answer.
YouTube Premium is the platform’s new offer to eliminate ads and offer extra features to the service such as background playback on the mobile and the ability to save videos for offline playback. Indeed, as many of you are thinking, it is nothing more than a name change for YouTube Red, because what it brings to the user is the same … but for a cost in May. YouTube Premium costs $ 11.99 per month, but YouTube Red members will not be hurt by this increase.
YouTube Premium It will begin its journey in the United States but has already confirmed its arrival in Spain, as well as Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
YouTube Premium it also includes the new Youtube music . Until now we could all use Music which was nothing more than a modified YouTube application that required a subscription to YouTube Red (now YouTube Premium). However, the new YouTube Music is a complete service that comes in the form of an independent app to stand up to other streaming music platforms such as Spotify or Apple Music. In fact, there will be an ad-compatible version, similar to Spotify or a paid version that requires subscription to YouTube Premium for $ 9.99 per month.
If you are a Google Play Music subscriber, like YouTube Red members, you can enjoy YouTube Premium without having to do anything else. further Youtube music Keep all your songs, playlists and other purchases made in the almost extinct Google Play Music.
Tuesday is the chosen day to deploy the new YouTube Music, which already has an app on the Play Store . First, it will work in the United States.