Music | , | May 18, 2018

In a matter of days, YouTube will release their YouTube Music Premium service.


We’re thinking what you’re thinking … another fucking streaming app? Who in 2018 uses YouTube to listen to music?


Let’s take a closer look.


YouTube Music Premium will launch in 5 different markets. Those in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea will have the chance to experience this rollout next Tuesday the 22 of May, with the rest of the world soon to follow.


Similar to Apple Music and Spotify, the streaming service will provide a multitude of playlists, a radio feature, and of course your own personal AI that recommends tunes based on your listening habits.


So, how’s this any different to the apps you use now?


An account with YouTube Music Premium will give you access to everything from official music videos, remixes, and live performances – not to mention endless covers and other variations.


But wait, there’s more.


YouTube have also planned to include a smarter search layer where listeners are able to search by lyrics and other identifiers – Yup, basically Shazam.


All this is free, but if you’re wanting it with extra features (background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience) it’ll cost you a pack o’ cups, ($9.99 a month).


For now, check out all the freshest beats with our Midweek Mixtape, Vol. 1. 


Cover Image: Youtube Music