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YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now live in the U.S., 16 other nations
YouTube is still an ad-supported platform and free users will need to watch ads to consume content. No doubt anticipating a flood of questions and concerns about cost and pricing, Google issued a chart that explains precisely what is included in a subscription to each of its new paid-tier services. Whether the chart has made understanding the pricing structure more complicated, however, is a separate issue entirely. YouTube Music is available as both a web app and mobile app on Android and iOS , and comes in a free and paid version. The free version provides access to ad-supported music videos and songs, while the paid version — YouTube Music Premium — provides users with ad-free music, the ability to listen to music in the background, as well as the ability to download both music videos and songs to listen to offline.
YouTube Premium, explained
Subscriber Account active since. Essentially, YouTube is transforming its Hulu-style video service YouTube Red into a music streaming service with a Hulu-style video service upgrade. It's weird. Pretty sweet! YouTube Music Premium offers access to millions of songs over the internet or downloadable for offline listening, playlists, and dedicated apps to manage your library. So does Google Play Music. In case you somehow forgot, both YouTube and Google are owned by the same company: Alphabet. And that doesn't point to a bright future for Google's music streaming service. Why would Alphabet maintain competing music services in perpetuity?