Google has announced that they’re rebranding their YouTube Red service as YouTube Music, their Spotify competitor and YouTube Premium, which is their video streaming service.
YouTube Music will make it easier to find new music. You’ll be able to listen to official songs, albums, playlists, artist radio that are organized and personalized for you.
YouTube Music will also bring a reimagined mobile app and a new desktop player. There will be a free and ad-supported version of YouTube Music as well as a paid version called YouTube Music Premium which allows for background listening, download and removes ads for $9.99 CAD per month.
If you’re already subscribed to Google Play Music, then you get YouTube Music Premium at no extra cost. The company says that Google Play Music isn’t going to change, you’ll still be able to access your purchased music, uploads and playlists.
In addition, those looking to watch some of the YouTube Originals such as Cobra Kai, Step Up: High Water and Youth & Consequences, then you can subscribe to YouTube Premium, which was previously known as YouTube Red.
YouTube Premium offers ad-free, background and offline play of videos on YouTube. The service also includes the new YouTube Music service and will cost $11.99 CAD per month.
Starting on May 22nd, the new YouTube Music interface will be rolling out in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. And in the coming weeks, the service will be launching in Canada, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
You can sign up here to be notified when YouTube Music will be available in your country.