YouTube Music App Arrives For On-The-Go Streaming

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Last month, Google unveiled YouTube Red and announced that a new standalone YouTube Music app was on the way. YouTube Red is a new paid subscription-based tier that allows YouTube users to watch videos without ads, save videos to watch them offline, and play videos in the background while using other apps.

That costs $9.99 and it also enables you to better take advantage of the new YouTube Music app, which the company unveiled today.

"No matter where you start in the app, the music will never stop," says product management director T. Jay Fowler. "Every song you play or artist you choose will take you on an endless journey through YouTube’s music catalog. A simple tap and you’re on your way, enjoying your favorite music and discovering new artists effortlessly. The home tab will recommend tracks just for you and create personalized stations based on your tastes."

The app is significantly different than Spotify and the like. A key difference is that YouTube has tons of stuff that you won't find anywhere else. This includes remixes, covers, live videos, etc. Of course the sound quality on this content varies too.

"And you can also amplify your experience with a YouTube Red membership," explains Fowler. "With YouTube Red, you’ll get to experience all that the Music app has to offer without ads. You’ll also have the ability to listen to music offline and seamlessly switch between video or audio-only (so you can decide whether you actually watch Silentó whip and nae nae). And also be able to hear any video play, even when you’re in another app or have your screen turned off."

The app is available for iOS and Android now and Google is giving you access to the "amplified" experience for free for fourteen days.

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Chris Crum
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