`YouTube Music is Google's latest stab at a Spotify rival

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YouTube Premium, including the streaming service and original shows will cost $11.99 for new members.

YouTube Music search works even if fans don't know exactly what they're looking for ... we'll find it if they describe it (try "that hipster song with the whistling") or give us some lyrics (try "I make money moves"). With existing Android and iOS clients, there will also be a "brand new desktop player" for YouTube Music. If you're already a YouTube Red (soon to be YouTube Premium) member, don't worry you'll still enjoy your current price.

The price for a Premium subscription will be $12 a month (a $2 increase compared to the current Red monthly fee) but it will also include the features that the new music streaming service will offer. However, the leak from Lefsetz doesn't mention Play Music anywhere, so we'll have to wait for the official announcement from Google on its future. There is a free version available, with advertisements, you can also opt a Premium version that costs ten dollars per month.

Our friends in the US have long had YouTube Red, which a subscription service which offered videos from major networks and other originals without ads.

But like the recently revamped Google News, YouTube Music will offer personalized playlists based on data that Google/YouTube already has on you, with a pinch of AI, of course. Then you have YouTube Music, which is more oriented towards music videos, and requires a YouTube Red subscription.

Google just announced its new music streaming service YouTube Music, a Spotify competitor it seems. Entering the gym? We'll suggest some beats to get the heart-rate going.

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According to Google, YouTube Music will be for those looking for music, not just to listen to but also watch, making use of YouTube's extensive music video collection.

The initial launch includes the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea. That means no matter what kind of music you like, where you are, what you're doing, or what mood you're in, you can easily find the right playlist for that moment. The ad-free, background play option will be available to users across all of YouTube.

YouTube is launching a new music-oriented streaming service called YouTube Music to rival the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

Canada, along with Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, will see YouTube Music launch "soon".

"They're incorporating all your viewing on YouTube to build your favourites", noted Lefsetz - those gasps of horror you can hear are parents everywhere thinking about all those nursery-rhymes their kids binged in the past while logged in to the parental account.

To sign-up to be notified of the launch, hit up this link.

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