YouTube's Music app is finally in, making the music streaming market a tad more complicated and also teaming up with Google Play Music to shove the likes of Apple Music and Spotify away from the mainstream.
What this means or you is free access to over thirty million tracks from across the world. Not only will you be able to play such tracks virtually non-stop, you'll also be able to search through the entire music catalogue, get track recommendations from the home tab and create personalized stations as per your tastes.
The greatest incentive of signing up for this is access to not only tracks, videos and albums, but also to remixes, covers, lyric videos and concert footage. Really cool, innit?
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If you get to use the new YouTube Red membership for a day, you'll feel there's no point in living with a free membership anymore.
Like most premium subscriptions, Red puts an end to constant and irritating advertisements. Apart from this, you'll be able to listen to your favourite tracks offline and also switch between video and audio-only modes to save on your precious data allowance.
Introducing a YouTube built for music → https://t.co/BYkr1BjyJX #YouTubeMusic pic.twitter.com/4voDYstJZd— YouTube (@YouTube) November 12, 2015
Introducing a YouTube built for music → https://t.co/BYkr1BjyJX #YouTubeMusic pic.twitter.com/4voDYstJZd
Once you've tried the ad-free service, the free one would instantly turn into a nuisance. The ability to listen to videos playing on the background while you switch over to your news app will also be available as part of Red subscription.
Even though YouTube Red has debuted in the United States already, we've not heard about its availability in the UK as yet and find its absence quite perplexing.
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In terms of pricing, Red subscribers are now paying $9.99 per month and iOS users are being made to pay $12.99 per month. However, once you download the app, you'll be able to try out the premium subscription for free for exactly two weeks.