YouTube Music Starts Rolling Out Today

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android, iOS, Music + Videos with 10 Comments

Google announced that YouTube Music will start rolling out today in the U.S., Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.

The ad-supported service, which is expected to eventually replace Google Play Music, expands on that existing service by adding music videos, remixes, live performances, cover, and other hard-to-find music. But there is obviously some confusion around the service, which includes a YouTube Music Premium offering for $9.99 per month that adds background listening, downloads, and an ad-free experience. And a YouTube Premium service for $11.99 per month that replaces YouTube Red and includes ad-free, background and offline functionality across all of YouTube (videos and music, plus original series).

Despite this, I’m eager to try YouTube Music: One of the things I’ve wanted for a long time was to add music videos to my Google Play Music playlists. And since these things should be all interchangeable, I’m curious to see how that works.

If you want to be notified when YouTube Music is available to you, you can visit the YouTube Music website and sign-up for the announcement mailing.


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