Google started to roll out its longtime awaited music streaming service, YouTube Music but for limited areas now. It is the revamped app from Google that will offer the music streaming service with more convenient experience. The service first landed for a limited number of users in the United States, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The app is available for $9.99 that includes ads and other option costs $11.99 that is YouTube Music Premium that comes without ads and original video content.
Ever since Google has announced the YouTube Music, the users were worried about the Google Play Music libraries. There was no information from the tech giant over this, whether the company will shut it down or provide any other options. However, Google finally announced that it will be doing a heavy lifting for the users by transiting the Google Music Libraries to the YouTube Music. T.Jay Fowler, the head of music at YouTube announced at Twitter that the user’s music collection, playlists, and preferences from Google Play Music will be covered in the new app. In addition, the information will also be preserved by the company during the transition and will make sure to take the libraries and collections to the new app along with the users.
Your collection, playlists and preferences will be preserved at migrated to YouTube music for a soft landing.— t. jay fowler (@tjayfowler) May 17, 2018
With the launch of YouTube Music, Google comes in direct competition with Spotify in the music streaming market. In order to snatch the rival’s market, Google has incorporated many additional features to the app. The app not only offers the original songs but also contains the remixes, live sessions and popular covers of the songs. In addition, the tech giants claim that the app is powered by AI to understand the user’s preference and listing pattern for serving best experience. The new app also contains a Mixed Tape feature. The feature makes a collection that includes the songs you frequently listen, songs from your favorite artists, new recommendations, and the Mixtape collection is automatically downloaded on the phone for using offline.
For now, the only handful of users got the taste of Google’s new music streaming service. The company has announced that it will be releasing the app to more areas including Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, France, Finland and more in the coming weeks.