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New $10 YouTube Music Service to Launch Next Week, Replacing Google Play Music

Thursday May 17, 2018 1:08 am PDT by
Google is launching YouTube Music next week, shortly followed by YouTube Premium – a revamped version of its ad-free YouTube Red subscription service with a renewed focus on original programming. Announced on Wednesday in a blog post, the shake-up in services represents a splitting of the original YouTube Red subscription model, which gave users both ad-free music streaming and access to original ...

YouTube Red and Google Play Music to Merge in New Subscription Service

Thursday July 27, 2017 2:15 am PDT by
Google Play Music and the ad-free YouTube Red service are set to merge in a new streaming package, according to YouTube's head of music (via The Verge). Lyor Cohen revealed the coming change during a panel session at the New Music Seminar conference in New York on Wednesday, saying the two services needed to be combined to educate consumers and attract new subscribers. The important thing ...

YouTube at VidCon: New VR Format, Mobile App Update, YouTube TV Rollout Continues

Friday June 23, 2017 3:00 am PDT by
YouTube made several announcements at the annual VidCon convention in California on Thursday, covering VR, YouTube TV, new original series, and a number of changes coming to the YouTube web and app interface. First up, YouTube announced a brand new high resolution video format called VR180 that it said would make VR content easier to create. VR180 works on both mobile and desktop, and focuses...

YouTube Red Brings Ad-Free Videos to Company's Kid-Friendly App

Thursday August 4, 2016 5:03 am PDT by
In a post on the company's official blog, YouTube yesterday announced that its paid subscription service -- dubbed YouTube Red -- will now encompass YouTube Kids, enabling "a whole new set of features for the family to enjoy" whenever parents sign up for Red. Available in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, the move comes about 15 months after YouTube Kids came under fire by some...

'YouTube Red' Ad-Free Subscription Service Launches in U.S. October 28

Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:21 am PDT by
Google today announced YouTube Red, a new subscription service that provides unlimited ad-free access to YouTube videos for $9.99 per month on Android, desktop and the mobile web, and $12.99 per month on iOS due to Apple's in-app purchase tax (via TechCrunch). The membership also includes several other benefits. YouTube Red features the option to save videos for offline playback and to play...