On May 16th, YouTube announced two major additions to their website that would make them enter the music streaming industry. Now, Google has finally launched Youtube Premium and Youtube Music.
This move allows YouTube Music and YouTube Premium to bring Google into the music streaming industry and compete with Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music. Additionally, YouTube Red would become YouTube Premium resulting in a refreshed way to watch videos.
Instead of having one service for listening to music and watching videos on YouTube, Google has created two options. If you are only interested in listening to music, YouTube Music is for you. On the other hand, if you want upgraded video viewing options, YouTube Premium is for you. It is reported that both services will allow music streaming in the background, which is great so users don’t necessarily have to pay for both services.
YouTube Premium will be priced at $11.99 and YouTube Music will cost $9.99 a month. Below, you will see what each new service will provide once released to the public. Will you be staying with your current streaming service or will you try out YouTube Music and/or YouTube Premium? Check out the details below.