YouTube has decided to take its dedication to music streaming a step further with the introduction of their new app, YouTube Music. The app serves as both a video and music streaming service, but somehow it is a little confusing as it functions similarly to the original YouTube app.
YouTube Music is different in the sense that it doesn’t only show official music videos, it also plays lyric videos, covers, live performances and even remixes. Users can also check which song is coming up next and change the variety of the music played, from listening to a single artist or multiple indie artists from around the world. More importantly, it has a user interface that removes all the video description and user comment clutter.
The YouTube Music app can be used for free, by being ad-supported and lacking a couple of features. A YouTube Red subscription would remedy all of that. Subscribing to YouTube Red removes all ads, allows for music to be played in the background, save videos offline. These videos videos can either be saved in video format or audio only. Not to mention, users can also set how much space should the app use to store these videos.
Currently, the YouTube Music app as well as the YouTube RED subscription service is only available in the US. Those in Malaysia who are interested in playing their favorite YouTube video in the background will have to patiently wait until YouTube launches the service here.
(Source: YouTube Official Blog)