The company announced major changes to its streaming lineup on May 24, including a reimagined YouTube Music service , and as of Monday, June 18, those new services have gone live in the United States and 16 other countries. But there are some real lingering questions left unanswered after the dust settled. We reached out to Google to clarify the details of its new service, as well as how it affects Google Play Music, which is the default music app on many Android phones. Google has two music streaming services : Google Play Music , which launched in , and YouTube Music , which debuted in It has access to thousands of playlists, songs, albums, artists, and more, and it has neat features like the ability to search for songs via vague descriptions or lyrics. YouTube Red is now called YouTube Premium , and it will still provide an ad-free experience across all of YouTube, along with background play, the ability to download videos to watch offline, and access to YouTube Originals. So to break it down: YouTube Music lets you stream music with ads. YouTube Music Premium lets you stream music without ads, and has a few extra perks.
Your New Home For Music: YouTube Music
YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now live in the U.S., 16 other nations
Learn more here. Google Play Music users can now easily transition their account over to YouTube Music with just one click. If you currently have a free Google Play Music account, you'll also continue to have the same access after your transfer. For most Google Play Music subscribers, your monthly rate and billing details, including your billing date, will remain the same and transfer to YouTube Music. In some cases, we may need you to confirm your billing information before we can finish the transfer. If so, we'll send you an email about how to complete this final step. Your new monthly billing price may be slightly different than you were previously paying depending on the local currency rate.
Simple transfer and additional changes to Music Manager
The change will begin with New Zealand and South Africa, with the music programme shutting off there by September , it said. For other global markets, people will have time till October to enjoy the online streaming services of Google Play Music. However, customized choices made on the application will remain stored till December, so users have till the end of to transfer their music libraries between the two platforms. Here's a look at how you can make the transfer. In case you would like to start your journey with the new app on a clean slate, Google is giving users the chance to completely delete their Google Play Music data as well. The tech giant has mentioned that it will be giving ample notifications before you lose access to your old library and other data. In order to make the shuffle lucrative, Google has also added many new features to YouTube Music. To name a few, there are now three types of playlists that a user can create — based upon their personalized signals or taste on the platform, new releases or a shared playlist.
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