If I Had to Subscribe to Only One Streaming Service It’d Be YouTube Premium

The number of digital subscription services you can now sign up for is a very long one, and it’s growing all the time – Disney+, Apple Music, Creative Cloud, Headspace, Google Play Pass... you can rack up a hefty monthly bill by the time you’ve covered movies, music, software and more. But I’m here to tell you about the best of them all: YouTube Premium. Read More >>

Sorry, Google Play Music, YouTube Music Is Now Android’s Default Player

It looks like Google’s dessert-themed naming scheme isn’t the only thing getting replaced with Android 10. YouTube Music is kicking Google Play Music aside as Android’s prepackaged music player, YouTube announced on Friday. The app will come bundled with all devices launching with Android 10. Read More >>

Why It Still Matters Which Music Streaming Service You Sign Up For

Take a look at the music streaming services of the moment and you’d be forgiven for not seeing any major differences: They all offer access to around 50 million tracks on demand, they all give you recommended mixes of music, they all let you sync tunes to your phone for offline listening, and so on. So does it matter which one you pick? Read More >>

YouTube Music is Now Free on Google Home Speakers

Google and YouTube announced today that YouTube Music is now free to listen to on Google Home speakers, albeit with ads. Read More >>

YouTube Brings Premium Discounts for Students to the UK, Fellow Kids

Students on the tea-drinking side of the Atlantic can now benefit from reduced subscription costs to YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium. The former includes ad-free and offline access to YouTube Originals, YouTube Gaming, and YouTube Kids for those of you still in your pyjamas at lunchtime. Read More >>

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You Can Now Play YouTube Music On Sonos Speakers

Sonos speakers are well known for being compatible with most of the music streaming services, but until today, YouTube Music subscribers were out of luck. Read More >>

7 Problems with YouTube Music that Need Fixing Fast

It might come as no surprise to you that Google has launched something that isn’t really finished: YouTube Music is available now in the UK and several other countries, but it barely qualifies as a music streaming service today. After using the platform for several days, here are the biggest problems we want fixing. Read More >>

How YouTube Music Stacks Up Against Spotify and Apple Music

On Thursday, Google announced YouTube Music, its latest attempt to get music fans to pay for unlimited streaming. The new service launches on May 22, but how will it compare to Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services, like SoundCloud and Tidal? Here’s everything we know about YouTube Music so far, for anyone curious about switching to the newest player in town. Read More >>

YouTube Unveils YouTube Music, Its New Streaming Service, While Rebranding YouTube Red

YouTube Music, a streaming music platform designed to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, officially has a launch date: May 22nd. Its existence will also shift around YouTube and Google’s overall media strategy, which has thus far been quite the mess. However, it will debut in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea before expanding to the UK and 13 other countries. There's no date yet, but it's "coming soon". Read More >>

YouTube Music is Breathtakingly Pointless

The new YouTube Music app is a failure. YouTube is quietly one of the most powerful forces in digital music, and this—THIS!—is the app that’s supposed to change everything. It changes nothing. Read More >>

You Can Download YouTube’s New Music App Right Now (in the USA)

Last month, YouTube introduced us to a number of new initiatives aimed at roping people into a paid subscription. Today, we’re getting our first look at YouTube Music, the service’s tailor-made experience for kicking out the jams. Read More >>