Google’s newest applications, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, finally launched last June 18.
The company’s newest entries into the music streaming scene aim to up YouTube’s game and challenge other similar music softwares.
As of now, both apps are available in the United States, New Zealand, South Korea, Australia, Mexico, Canada, France, Austria, Finland, Norway, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
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According to The Verge, YT Music comes with both an upgraded mobile app and a new desktop interface specifically designed for music. Aside from original album versions of songs, it also features live performances, covers, remixes, and more. It will also frequently give new recommendations based on the user’s listening history.
It has free and premium (YT Music Premium) editions, similar to other music streaming services. The former will have ads, while the latter is for $9.99 a month. The premium version subtracts the ads while enabling downloading and background listening for audio tracks.
YouTube Premium, on the other hand, goes all the way. While it costs slightly higher at $11.99, it offers background listening for videos and eliminates ads from all YouTube content.
The app also has the feature Originals where one can access TV series such as Impulse, Lifeline, and Foursome, among others. In fact, choices are to expand in the near future with the addition of more series, according to Google.
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Proving to be comprehensive, YT Premium somehow combines Netflix and Spotify/Apple Music in one go. Now posing a challenge to these services, users have yet to check out how the newly-launched software will fare against the already-established ones.
Unfortunately for Filipinos, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are still currently unavailable in the country. Google has yet to announce their launch in the Philippines.
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