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YouTube Music in Australia: What you need to know

YouTube Music in Australia: What you need to know

Australian pricing, availability and key options for Google’s new track and video streaming platform.

It have been rumoured for a while, however Google has formally introduced that it is rebranding its subscription provider officially referred to as YouTube Red into YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, two subscription products and services set to arrive in Australia from subsequent week.

YouTube Music is some other track streaming provider, designed to compete with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal, the use of YouTube as its base. According to Google, when it launches, it’ll accomplish that with an all-new desktop revel in and cell consumer, designed for track and pre-installed with “thousands” of playlists, together with Australian artists.

Subscribers to YouTube Music shall be ready to pay attention to ad-free track, in addition to obtain tracks for offline playback, or have the participant minimised for background playback.

YouTube Premium is the higher tier of the brand new subscription technique, and the efficient substitute provider for the present YouTube Red providing.

Alongside the entire options of YouTube Music, subscribers may also get ad-free video streaming, downloads, background play and get entry to to YouTube originals such because the just lately introduced Cobra Kai.

Both YouTube Music and YouTube Premium will release in Australia on 23 May 2018. Allowing for the global dateline, that is the similar date as its US release. Although that does imply that it’s slightly most probably that it’ll be to be had at some extraordinary time right here to line up with US timing.

A per month YouTube Music subscription will value $11.99 in Australia, whilst YouTube Premium may have a slight (ahem) worth top class, priced at $14.99 per thirty days. There’s no signal as but of any more or less “family” pricing, and it is not transparent what number of gadgets you’ll be ready to use or what obtain restrictions would possibly practice.

Google Play Music continues to be round for now, and if you’re subscribed to that, you’ll get get entry to to YouTube Premium, in the similar means as you do now to YouTube Red products and services. Google’s eventual plan seems to be retiring the Google Play Music emblem in favour of YouTube Music/YouTube Premium, but it surely hasn’t set a really explicit time frame for when that may occur.

Actually, sure. The YouTube Music platform shall be to be had on an ad-supported foundation, if all you need to do is pay attention. Rather clearly you may not get obtain privileges or ad-free playback if you do not give Google some cash for the provider, however then you can do this with common YouTube and a bit of seek endurance anyway.

If you need get entry to to YouTube Premium content material, alternatively, you may have to pay.

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