Music is a big multi-billion-dollar industry around the world. Google had showcased YouTube Music in May and now they have gone ahead and officially launched it in 17 countries around the world, and no India is not part of it, as yet. With YouTube Music, Google has also launched YouTube Premium, which will take the position of YouTube Red.
YouTube Music service in USA can be availed for $9.99 per month, while YouTube Premium service has a price tag of $11.99 per month. Currently, both the services are available in USA, Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and UK.
Both the services are basically free in these countries where users can play music, watch videos, listen to full albums, see live performances and more. It also understands your liking and disliking’s and displays content according to your taste. But, the free service comes with ads in it, if you do not want ads then you would need to pay $9.99 per month for the YouTube Music service or $11.99 for YouTube Premium service that will be completely advertisement free.
YouTube Premium is same as YouTube Red and has all the functionalities of YouTube Music. However, the premium service throws in all the ad free videos that are not found on the music service along with the option to download them. You can watch online series on YouTube Premium as well, such as Cobra Kai etc. New users can try both the services for free for the first three months, which is 2 months more than Netflix, which also has its own line-up of original online series and has partnered with big Hollywood studios such as Marvel.
If you already have a YouTube Red subscription, you will automatically be upgraded to YouTube Premium. Sadly, the service is not available as yet in India and there is no clear indication on when both the services will be available here. Till we get clarity, if you want to hear Bollywood music, you can try the Google Play app available on Android smartphones.