YouTube's launched its new music streaming service, YouTube Music, as a mobile app presumably on Android and iOS and desktop web player. YouTube Music will feature everything you expect from a streaming music service, including millions of songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist-based radio. Its major differentiator is YouTube's "catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos" that aren't on other platforms. The paid version also includes two key features: background listening for multitaskers and downloadable content for offline mode.
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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.
This music streaming platform debuted in and was relaunched last year with a new music-focused mobile app available for iOS and Android. With the paid version, subscribers do not receive advertisements, can play songs in the background and can download songs and music videos for offline listening. This is probably because Apple takes a 30 per cent cut from developers for in-app purchases including subscriptions. While there are several music streaming services available in Singapore, the biggest player is Spotify, which counts million paid users worldwide and offers a song library of around 50 million. How does YouTube Music compare with Spotify?