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. Additionally, YouTube Music does not carry any podcasts — unlike Google Play Music, which has an entire section dedicated to podcasts. In addition to its two newest streaming services, Google has chosen to maintain its Google Play Music streaming service.
What's the deal with YouTube Music?
Jump to navigation. Google has finally unveiled one of its music streaming services YouTube Music in India. While there are number of music streaming services in India now, the arrival of YouTube Music is good news for Indian users. Even though YouTube Music, by the virtue of the content that it provides - music videos, live concerts, and cover songs - is unique, in India it also competes with a host of other music streaming services including Google very own Google Play Music. And like most of these music-streaming service, it also comes with an ad-free version called the YouTube Music Premium, subscription to which is available a price of Rs 99 per month. Notably, apart from launching the YouTube Music, YouTube last night also launched the YouTube Premium in India, which not only hosts the video streaming giant's extensive catalogue of music videos but it also includes the original content by the company. In case this talk about YouTube and its many avatars has boggled your mind, here is an explainer that will clear all your doubts:. YouTube Music is a music-streaming platform that gives users access to YouTube's vast catalogue of music videos, cover songs and live performances.
Google Play Music is shutting down in December. But don't worry, Google now has an easy way to move your music library, playlists and preferences over to YouTube's music-streaming service. But YouTube Music recently unveiled a tool to help you transfer your entire library, profile and playlists from Google's streaming service into YouTube's revamped one with just one tap. YouTube Music is also getting some new features that may make it a bigger competitor to streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. At this point, you've still got time to access Google Play Music, move your music over and get used to the YouTube Music interface. But you can no longer purchase, preorder, upload or download music from Google Play Music through Music Manager. In the US and other areas globally, that will happen sometime this month. You'll still find your playlists, uploads, purchases and likes in Google Play Music until December, so you can make your transfer to YouTube Music. But your Google Play Music library will no longer be available after December.