Pocket-lint - YouTube Music is a relatively new music streaming service from YouTube that only focuses on all things music across the video streaming platform. With YouTube Music, you can listen to official songs, albums, playlists, artist radios, remixes and live versions of songs. It is a free-to-use service if you don't mind listening to adverts every few songs, available through a mobile app or web player. A YouTube Music Premium tier is also available to remove the adverts, give you background listening so you can exit the app and continue listening and to let you download songs for offline playback. What you can't do with YouTube Music, is watch ad-free videos, such at cats playing the piano, across the rest of the YouTube site. If it's uninterrupted video viewing you want, you will need a YouTube Premium subscription.
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The company announced major changes to its streaming lineup on May 24, including a reimagined YouTube Music service , and as of Monday, June 18, those new services have gone live in the United States and 16 other countries. But there are some real lingering questions left unanswered after the dust settled. We reached out to Google to clarify the details of its new service, as well as how it affects Google Play Music, which is the default music app on many Android phones. Google has two music streaming services : Google Play Music , which launched in , and YouTube Music , which debuted in It has access to thousands of playlists, songs, albums, artists, and more, and it has neat features like the ability to search for songs via vague descriptions or lyrics. YouTube Red is now called YouTube Premium , and it will still provide an ad-free experience across all of YouTube, along with background play, the ability to download videos to watch offline, and access to YouTube Originals. So to break it down: YouTube Music lets you stream music with ads. YouTube Music Premium lets you stream music without ads, and has a few extra perks.
What do you get?
It also helps artists like you find audiences and earn revenue for the content you're already creating. Learn more about getting started with YouTube Music. Your videos are automatically visible to viewers on ad-supported YouTube and through a paid membership to YouTube Music Premium. The revenue from the paid membership gives a new source of revenue for artists like you. Music is one of the most popular video categories on YouTube and — much like families and gamers use YouTube differently — so do music lovers. As a YouTube built just for music, YouTube Music lets fans watch and listen to a nearly endless catalog in an app designed for music discovery. It helps fans more easily discover the breadth and diversity of music content on YouTube and connect to artists like you.
Learn more here. With YouTube Music, you can listen to the latest hits, stay connected to the artists you love, and discover tons of new music to enjoy on all of your devices. With a YouTube Music Premium membership , you get access to benefits like ad-free music, background play, audio-only mode, and the ability to download and listen offline. Learn more about the benefits of YouTube Music Premium and start your free trial. Google Help.