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YouTube is getting ready to launch two new subscription services

They will replace the YouTube Red and Google Play Music subscription services currently available.

YouTube is getting ready to launch two new subscription services
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The company announced the new subscription services in a blog post. They will replace the YouTube Red and current version of the Google Play Music services currently available. Here’s how they break down:

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YouTube Music

  • A new music streaming service with its own dedicated mobile app featuring thousands of playlists and millions of songs.
  • Ad-supported version is free.
  • Ad-free version called YouTube Music Premium is $9.99 a month.
  • Launches May 22.

YouTube Premium

  • Replaces YouTube Red, which cost $9.99 a month.
  • Includes all the benefits of the new YouTube Music Premium, plus it gives subscribers access to YouTube ad-free as well as access to YouTube’s original video content, such as the Karate Kid spin-off Cobra Kai.
  • You’ll also be able to download videos for offline viewing.
  • Costs $11.99 a month.
  • Launching “soon.”

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