YouTube Music, YouTube Premium go live in 17 countries

Google on Monday confirmed that its new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium apps and services are available in 17 countries.

As we previously learned, YouTube Music is a music service designed around streaming with revised recommendations, playlists, stations, search, new and trending videos, offline playback, and other exclusives. A paid service, it costs users $10 per month.

YouTube Premium, on the other hand, is essentially a refreshed approach to its YouTube Red service. Included in the bundle are an ad-free viewing experience on YouTube as well as access to background play, YouTube Originals, and downloading capability. YouTube Premium, which includes all of the YouTube Music features, runs $12 per month.

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YouTube Music Features At-a-Glance

  • Not just music videos, but official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music
  • Recommendations built for you. A home screen that dynamically adapts to provide recommendations based on the artists and songs you’ve played before, where you are and what you’re doing
  • Thousands of playlists across any genre, mood or activity
  • Smart search so we’ll find the song, even if you can’t remember what it’s called. You can also search by lyrics (even if they’re wrong).
  • The hottest videos
  • Ad-free listening, downloads and more. Plus, your Offline Mixtape automatically downloads songs you love just in case you forget

Availability

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, as well as the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea.

Limited Time Deal

At launch, Google is offering three months free of YouTube Premium. To take advantage of the deal, head to YouTube Premium’s website and sign up. Pricing will go back up to $12 per month afterward; a Family Plan is $18 per month with room for up to six users.