Revamped YouTube Music is Google's latest effort to take on Spotify

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As per some reports, Google Play Music would be gradually expired, and YouTube Music would be the only streaming music service from YouTube. YouTube Premium, meanwhile, which has YouTube Music baked in, costs $11.99.

Google is fully aware of Spotify and Apple Music's meteoric rise as the preferred on-demand music streaming service.

In a briefing this week, the company promised it will be closing the gaps between Play Music and YouTube Red over the next month, so Google Play Music users don't lose features they've grown accustomed to. Both of these are designs are specifically for music lovers.

How is YouTube Music different to Google Play Music?

The advantage of YouTube Music, according to Google, is that the new music service will combine all the official versions of the songs with access to "thousands" - related playlists, remixes, covers, live versions and of course, music videos.

The video service, which includes shows like Karate Kid-inspired "Cobra Kai", will be priced at Dollars 11.99 and include ad-free music.

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To kickstart the process, YouTube has made a decision to revamp and rebrand their paid service: YouTube Red; and relaunch YouTube Music as a standalone and bundled service, whose primary aim is to take on Spotify.

Users will also be able to cue up music without knowing a song's name by searching for things like "that hipster song with the whistling" or song lyrics, although users of ad-supported YouTube can do that as well. In addition, it will have personalized playlist based on the user's YouTube history. Much of that viewing, as CNET notes, is people listening to music, as music videos consistently rank among the most popular clips on the platform.

YouTube does not disclose how many people pay for YouTube Red, its premium service.

This new streaming service will initially only be launched in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea before being rolled out in 14 additional countries, including the UK.

In a blog post, Youtube has announced that YouTube Red is being rebranded as YouTube Premium, which is a bit expensive than YouTube Red.

What you can't do with YouTube Music, is watch ad-free videos, such at cats playing the piano, across the rest of the YouTube site.

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