YouTube’s most-awaited online music streaming service, Youtube Music is here. YouTube Music will be launched on May 22 with official versions of millions of songs, playlists, and ad-free, offline features. Youtube Music will replace the existing music streaming service, Google Play Music and is expected to rival Spotify, Apple Music, Deezeer, Amazon Music and Tidal.
Elias Roman, Product Manager, YouTube Music quoted “Whether you want to listen, watch or discover, it’s all here. YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalogue of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else – all simply organised and personalized”.
The current YouTube subscription service, YouTube Red, will be renamed as YouTube Premium and will grant access to both the music service and ad-free video content. YouTube Music is set to launch in US, Australia, Mexico, South Korea, and New Zealand, followed by a further 14 countries in the following weeks, including UK and Russia.