YouTube is making a new attempt at its own music service with YouTube Music, set to launch next Tuesday, May 22. In an announcement on Google’s blog, the company says, “The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over. Whether you want to listen, watch or discover, it’s all here. YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else – all simply organized and personalized.”
YouTube Music is also described as a “reimagined mobile app and brand new desktop player” with thousands of playlists and the “official versions” of millions of songs, videos and albums. It also promises to include remixes, covers, live versions and deep tracks and a more in-depth search feature.
In addition to the ad-supported YouTube Music, a paid tier that includes downloads, background listening and no ads will be available for $9.99/month. YouTube Music Premium is also included as part of Google Play Music subscriptions. The YouTube Red subscription service is also changing its name to YouTube Premium as part of the launch.