There will be a mobile app and a desktop player created to stream pre-programmed playlists, personalized music suggestions, live performances, and music videos, according to a statement from YouTube. Kind of, sort of.
A reimagined mobile app and brand new desktop player that are designed for music.
With YouTube Music, you have free and paid tiers. In the next few weeks, the rollout will expand to Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Subscribers will have access to unlimited content with background listening feature as well as downloads, all without pop-ups and ads. The new YouTube Music is going to make it easier for you find more of the music you're looking for. By paying $10/month for a Google Play Music subscription, you got music streaming through Google Play Music and ad-free YouTube through YouTube Red.
YouTube Red is now available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea.
It is unclear when Google Play Music will disappear. Nothing else will change with Google Play Music for now. Additionally, it provides YouTube Originals.
You have to love the marketing folks over at Google. In fact, new subscribers in countries where Red is already available can sign-up now to lock in the price ahead of the new service. However, if you are not a member and plan to go for the bundle in the future, the whole premium streaming service will set you back $11.99. YouTube Music will have one large advantage over its competitors, it already has a massive catalog of non-musical content. Offical episodes of television shows, music videos, vlog series, lyric videos, interviews and more are already available on the site. You also get access to all YouTube Originals, which includes titles like Cobra Kai, Impulse and Step Up: High Water.
It's possible that Google will eventually sunset Play Music, but YouTube Music still lacks some features users have come to expect.
YouTube Premium ($11.99) is the replacement of YouTube Red ($9.99) and includes YouTube Music Premium ($9.99) access.