Google yesterday announced new services for its video platform. So we acquired YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium, and YouTube Premium as part of the company's efforts to compete with Spotify and Apple Music.
YouTube Music is the company's free service and comes with the necessary ads. It is a "redesigned mobile and computer application designed for music" according to Google. The service includes "thousands of playlists, official releases of millions of songs, albums, radio and more" as well as "all the music videos that users are waiting for from YouTube".
YouTube Premium, on the other hand, is the new name of YouTube Red. Google reports that current YouTube Red customers will be transferred to YouTube Premium and will pay as much as they paid for YouTube Red.
New subscribers will have to pay more, as the offer also includes YouTube Music Premium.
Let's see in detail the list of new services and prices:
YouTube: free with ads
YouTube Premium: $ 11.99 per month, includes YouTube Music Premium, no ads, play in the background, YouTube Originals, and supports downloads.
Youtube music: free with ads
YouTube Music Premium: $ 9.99 per month, no ads, listen in background and downloads
Google Play Music: $ 9.99 for "access to everything" or $ 14.99 for "access to everything" but for up to six people in a family.
YouTube Red customers automatically switch to YouTube Premium as soon as it becomes available.
If you already use Google Play Music, nothing will change, and you will be able to access the Music, downloads, and playlists you purchased on Google Play Music just as before.
YouTube Premium is available in markets where YouTube Red already exists and later in more countries (Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK).