You can also enjoy the full slate of YouTube Originals shows and movies, including the hit series Cobra Kai and Impulse, plus two new shows launching today: F2 Finding Football which follows the F2 as they discover football culture around the world with world-renowned musical guests such as Lil Jon, Becky G and more, and The Sidemen Show which has The Sidemen going on wild adventures with celebrity guests such as Nicole Scherzinger and Bear Grylls.
For that monthly fee, YouTube Premium grants you access to ad-free videos across all of YouTube, offline downloads, YouTube Original content, and all of the perks that come with YouTube Music.
The current YouTube Music country list includes the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Korea, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. It basically saves you from switching between multiple apps to consume audio- and video-based music content. You can find songs by typing in lyrics, even ones that are slightly wrong and misspelled, and this works nearly eerily well. It will also take advantage of YouTube's recommendations expertise. It adds a way to listen to songs and watch music videos with no ads, along with download support and background listening. While YouTube has significantly more content than the likes of Netflix and Amazon, it most definitely is a case of quantity over quality.
To ditch the ads, you'll have to pay $9.99 or $11.99 for YouTube Premium, which includes YouTube Music.
For existing YouTube Red and Google Play Music subscribers, this includes those subscribed to family plans, Google says that they will automatically receive access to YouTube Premium (which includes YouTube Music Premium and Google Play Music) at their current price.
This means you can view the latest music on the video platform and download the track straight on your phone without switching apps or services. Google seems to be keeping Play Music around for its music uploading service, which will hopefully be integrated into YouTube Music soon. When asked this question at a press conference in London on Monday, the global head of music for YouTube, Lyor Cohen, simply said: "because it's all here". Current subscribers will be given access to the new service. If you have not yet tried out the paid version of Google Play Music, you can try the new YouTube Music Premium for free for three months.