The company says it will be you! In his new apps for mobile devices and desktops, you'll find entire albums, covers, remixes, live versions, and artist radios. The app will also personalize your experience by locating tracks that you think are displayed on the home screen and recommending playlists based on your listening history and location. Oh, and the search tool will also support esoteric queries or lyric searches, much like Google's engine, like "the hipster song with the whistle."
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The free tier will of course be ad-supported. If you've already subscribed to Google Play Music or are saving $ 9.99 a month, you'll receive YouTube Music Premium, which lets you download offline while the mobile app runs in the background, not ads.
Google has previously replaced Google Play Music with a YouTube-based service. It looks like it's going to happen sometime, but it could take until 2019. Therefore, both services will be available for the time being.
That's not all: there is another subscription called YouTube Premium, which costs a bit more, costs $ 11.99 per month, and offers YouTube Music Premium as well as access to all content on the video platform ad-free – including the original series and movies that were previously available to Red subscribers.
With the new music service, YouTube will compete with Spotify, Apple Music Pandora, Deezer and Google Play Music. But it remains to be seen if the fans will respond: On the one hand, YouTube has a huge library of content such as alternative versions of songs that are not on other services, while rivals like Spotify have a vibrant community and top-notch curation
It will also be interesting to see what becomes of Google Play Music. Although YouTube is out to disable it at some point, it needs to get all the necessary licensing permissions to make it available internationally.
YouTube Music will be released on Tuesday, May 22, in the US, Australia and New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. The company will later be available in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. You can sign up to be notified when the service arrives on this site in your country.
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