YouTube Announces New Music Streaming Platform, Adds Song Credits To Videos

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Australia will be one of five countries to get YouTube's new music streaming service.

A YouTube Music Premium account will cost you $9.99 each month removing the ads and restrictions but it's still double what Spotify charges so we'll see what other perks Google plans to throw in justify the difference. The price for new subscribers is increasing from $9.99 per month to $11.99, but existing subscribers will still enjoy the current rate. The new service will offer users the chance to stream music for free with its ad-supported business model. In addition, the access to entire collection of YouTube Originals including Youth & Consequences, Step Up: High Water, and Cobra Kai.

Late Wednesday, the company introduced two new services: YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium. YouTube Red members won't be charged extra. YouTube Music will have a personalized home screen that will dynamically adapt to provide recommendations based on your listening history.

Although it had the working title of Remix, it launches as YouTube Music next Tuesday, May 22. Or something. But Google is taking yet another stab at creating a true competitor to Spotify and Apple Music.

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For the price, the ad-free experience, background playback and downloads will extend to all of YouTube. YouTube Premium will also be made available in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

YouTube has officially entered the streaming marketplace with its own platform. The new music subscription service is expected to become a replacement to Google Play Music by next year. You can sign up to receive more information about launch dates here. For instance, Play Music lets you upload your personal MP3 collection and listen to it free.

Google Play Music subscribers will automatically move to YouTube Music, without losing their playlists, purchases and uploads.

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