With the paid version, subscribers do not receive ads, can play songs in the background and can download songs and music videos for offline listening. The streaming service is now available in 78 countries, bringing it almost on a par with market leader Spotify, which is in 79 markets. However, YouTube Music had reportedly over 15 million paid subscribers in May , a far cry from Spotify, which reported million paid users last month. As of June this year, Apple Music, which does not have a free tier, was said to have over 60 million subscribers. The music streaming platform is available as a mobile app for iOS and Android and as a Web app for computers. It can be streamed to Google Assistant-compatible smart speakers, as well as Sonos speakers. The latter option is available only for paid users. But YouTube Music's launch here does not mean that the music-related content on regular YouTube will be removed, such as music videos uploaded by music labels or song cover clips by users. Such content will remain on YouTube, alongside other videos. What are the differences between the free and paid versions of YouTube Music?
How does YouTube Music work?
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It also helps artists like you find audiences and earn revenue for the content you're already creating. Learn more about getting started with YouTube Music. Your videos are automatically visible to viewers on ad-supported YouTube and through a paid membership to YouTube Music Premium.
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Download content for offline playback Expansive video options Student rates available Subscribing to artists through the app is separate from regular YouTube account subscirptions. Local file support is limited Audio quality Clunky interface Confusing to understand their different services. YouTube Music Premium is a great streaming service if you enjoy watching live performances, music videos, and covers. Its vast library is easy to get lost in. Audio quality falls short compared to the competition, but it's a viable option for anyone who needs to take their music on-the-go without incurring monthly overage charges from a network provider. The days of owning music, be it in physical or digital form, are long gone. There are a plethora of viable streaming services out there, but not all are created equally and certainly not all pay the artists equally. YouTube Music offers a vast library of official and unofficial music videos populate search results alongside audio files. YouTube Music Premium allows you to download content and listen to it from anywhere, saving you from running over your data cap.