YouTube Music relaunch coming next week


After months of delays, it seems Google is finally relaunching YouTube Music next week! The relaunch will be followed by YouTube Premium, a redesign of the original YouTube Red subscription service.

The YouTube Music relaunch was announced in a blog post:

“But YouTube was made for video, not just music. On Tuesday, May 22, we’ll be changing that by introducing YouTube Music, a new music streaming service made for music with the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalized than ever. The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over.”

New services, and a brand new app

When the new platform launches on Tuesday, it will give users the option of opting for a free subscription, or for ad-free music streaming from just $10 a month. According to Recode, YouTube Music will still be offering a very similar service and will offer services like creating playlists based on user’s YouTube history. It will also remove adverts from music videos, but not the rest of YouTube’s content.

Current subscribers of Google Play Music will be automatically transferred to the new platform. The new service is likely to be launched with a brand new mobile app.

“YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else – all simply organized and personalized. For the first time, all the ways music moves you can be found in one place.”

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