Well, YouTube reckon you have space for the latter, because they're introducing YouTube Music. A YouTube Music Premium tier is also available to remove the adverts, give you background listening (so you can exit the app and continue listening) and to let you download songs for offline playback.
Now known as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, the services aim to provide quality music streaming and video content much like Spotify and Netflix.More news: Costco (COST) vs. Its Peers Head to Head Survey
"Google has an advantage given YouTube's more than a billion users and viewers".
With the increasing penetration of smartphones, data becoming affordable and ever-growing availability of content, 80 per cent of internet users across all age-groups in India are accessing YouTube.
Separately on Thursday, YouTube also said it would revamp YouTube Red, the paid version of YouTube that comes with original programming, to include YouTube Music at an additional price of $2.More news: Blue Jays explode for first road win over Mets
Users will also be able to cue up music without knowing a song's name by searching for things like "that hipster song with the whistling" or song lyrics, although users of ad-supported YouTube can do that as well. Music labels have pressed streaming companies for a greater share of revenue and more ways for listeners to pay for music. With YouTube Music, you can listen to official songs, albums, playlists, artist radios, remixes and live versions of songs. Music is one of its most popular categories. Taking all these facts together, it is highly certain that Google is planning to merge features into the YouTube Music app and withdraw its support for Google Play Music. The YouTube Red is similar to YouTube but offers ad-free, paid streaming service.
In a blog post, Youtube has announced that YouTube Red is being rebranded as YouTube Premium, which is a bit expensive than YouTube Red.
In countries where YouTube Red is now available, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea, you can still sign up for YouTube Red at the current $10 (U.S.) subscription price - just act before May 22.More news: PayPal agrees to buy iZettle for Dollars 2.2 bn