YouTube Music – Google’s premium music streaming service debuts in Europe. Today in a press event, the company announced the launch of the service in Europe, a month after the official availability in America and some Asian countries. According to the official announcement, YouTube Music will enable Europeans to listen to premium music content as advertising-free for a subscription of EUR 9.99 (roughly Rs. 800) a month – 11% more expensive than its US version.
However, it is not necessary for you to pay the subscription fee. You can still enjoy the music without subscribing the premium plan, but it comes with many ads and disturbing banners. Also, the standalone desktop version will continue to work in this region. In an official announcement, the company stated: “thousands of playlists… millions of songs, albums and artist radio” – a tool that allows listeners to build radio lists around a singer or band.
Youtube’s parent organization Alphabets Inc. already runs the Google Play Music service, which lags behind many other streaming platforms. So, the company came up with the idea to integrate the online music streaming to an entirely new platform – Youtube Music. But the latter will not be a substitute to the former; the Google Play Music will remain as is.
Aside from the original soundtracks and stock songs, there will be a separate listing for the unofficial and cover versions of songs. With the Google’s AI-powered Search engine method, it can show the smart list of songs and playlists when you search them. Also, the suggestions section might be much interesting than on any other platforms.