YouTube was once a simple service. You simply uploaded your videos to the platform or watched videos other people uploaded. However, it has since diversified its portfolio, so to speak.
How to use YouTube Music
How much does YouTube Music cost?
Here's basically what's happening: It's getting rid of YouTube Red and splitting that into new services. Customers who currently pay for YouTube Red will get the new YouTube Premium service at the same price they currently pay. The new plan still sounds confusing, so I'm going to break down what Google's doing here. YouTube Premium is Google's new paid all-encompassing ad-free service. The free version of YouTube, with ads, will live on. If you're looking to pay for one of these, YouTube Premium is the best bet since it offers the most bang for your buck. It includes music playlists, music videos, remixes and live versions of songs. Subscribers to Google's Spotify competitor, Google Play Music, get this as part of that subscription. Google is trying to make a move against Spotify and Apple Music. Those services are still compelling on their own, however.
YouTube Music Premium
Learn more here. Read below for some of the benefits that only YouTube Premium members receive. Your downloads will also remain available to you for 30 days without an internet connection. Your paid membership benefits such as offline listening, background play, ad-free listening, etc.
The service provides ad-free access to content across the service, as well as access to premium YouTube Originals programming produced in collaboration with the site's creators, downloading videos and background playback of videos on mobile devices, and access to the YouTube Music music streaming service. The service was originally launched in November as Music Key , offering only advertisement-free streaming of music videos from participating labels on YouTube and Google Play Music. YouTube announced the rebranding of the service as YouTube Premium on May 17, , alongside the return of a separate, YouTube Music subscription service. The service was first unveiled in November as Music Key, serving as a collaboration between YouTube and Google Play Music , and meant to succeed the former's own subscription service. Music Key offered ad-free playback of music videos from participating labels hosted on YouTube, as well as background and offline playback of music videos on mobile devices from within the YouTube app.