YouTube Music and Premium Finally Land in the UK, Canada, More

Google to Launch YouTube Music Next Week

YouTube is finally bringing its music streaming service to more countries. Google launched its new music streaming service back in May, and it’ll eventually replace Google Play Music. But for now, the company is first bringing it to new markets — starting with the United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, and Sweden.

Starting at £9.99 a month in the UK, YouTube Music gives users access to all the latest releases, live performances, as well as music that you probably won’t find on something like Spotify or Apple Music. Like other streaming services, YouTube Music will recommend music, playlists, and different moods based on your listening habits and time of the day.

YouTube Premium is also launching in these new markets, giving users access to YouTube Originals shows, an ad-free YouTube, and the ability to download videos. Coming in at £11.99 a month, the service will also give you access to YouTube Music, so you are better off getting YouTube Premium instead of just Music.

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  • wunderbar

    Premium Member
    18 June, 2018 - 11:55 am

    <p>I'm still on the $8/month grandfathered Play Music plan, but am considering spending an extra $4/month just to get rid of youtube video ads, but continuing to use the play music app until they pry it from my cold dead hands because it's so much better than the youtube music app is.</p>

    • wolters

      Premium Member
      18 June, 2018 - 1:42 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#284980"><em>In reply to wunderbar:</em></a></blockquote><p>No ad's in YouTube is awesome, especially if you use YouTube as often as I do. </p><p><br></p><p>And yes, YouTube music is no where near prime time but I try to use it now and then but Google Play music it is for a good while. </p>

  • irfaanwahid

    19 June, 2018 - 2:36 am

    <p>I have said time and again.. somehow Apple gets this right, they mostly release their products/services globally. I don't know how they do it that others are not able to match it up. Apple Music was launched nearly globally, and Kenya was supported right away. </p><p>The one thing they are not able to bring here is Movies and Tv shows.</p>

  • PincasX

    19 June, 2018 - 3:02 am

    <p>I don't think the authors of this site understand the definition of the word "finally".</p>

  • m_p_w_84

    19 June, 2018 - 5:47 am

    <p>i would have expected the Music app to be a lot more complete coming from Google. And I can't believe Sonos isn't supported.</p>


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