For $10 a month, YouTube Red mixed up ad-free streaming with original content, the latter of which may not be of much use for everyone.
Current Google Play Music subscribers will get a YouTube Music Premium membership thrown into their current deal, and have been reassured that "nothing will change". YouTube Red, the ad-free video service, will be renamed YouTube Premium, and include the music experience for an extra Dollars 2 in monthly price.
For premium access you need to pay 9.99 dollars (260 Euro), but the price tag for USA users.
It will be expanded to some other countries in the following weeks.
YouTube's new music subscription service, a potential competitor to Spotify, will launch on Tuesday, May 22.
YouTube Music will be a new app, for mobile and desktop, and service specifically designed for play music (and music videos).
YouTube plans to charge $2 more for its premium service, as it includes YouTube Music service along with its original shows. United Kingdom and a list of other countries will be receiving the service in a few weeks. For example at the gym, YouTube Music will suggest some beats to set the right mood for the workout, while at the airport, it would recommend something relaxing.
"The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over", wrote Elias Roman, product manager for YouTube Music, in a blog post.
The company's focus is on personalization that tries to keep a track on the music a user likes but this time around it is pushing videos to the background. YouTube has recognised this trend and has been working on a music-only streaming service for a while, and it's finally here. Spotify is great for recorded music, but nothing can quite match YouTube's range of live performances, remixes, and custom playlists.
In a counterintuitive move, the music app from the world's biggest video service will be largely devoid of video.
Also, say bye-bye to YouTube Red, which will now be known as YouTube Premium.