YouTube Launching New Music Streaming Service

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  1. DooKey

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    YouTube wants to compete with the likes of Amazon Music and other streaming services with their new YouTube Music service. The service starts on 22 May with a new app and they claim to offer everything from songs, albums, live performances and music videos. Also, they are renaming YouTube Red to YouTube Premium that has ad-free access to YouTube originals and includes the new YouTube Music service. Existing members of YouTube Red will convert over to the new service and keep their current pricing. Maybe this service will be something different rather than another me too service.

    But YouTube was made for video, not just music. On Tuesday, May 22, we’ll be changing that by introducing YouTube Music, a new music streaming service made for music with the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalized than ever. The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over.
     
  2. gwarren007

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  3. criccio

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    As a former Amazon Music and Google Play Music subscriber who finally moved to Spotify.. good freakin' luck, YouTube.
     
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    This will be another huge money loser like YouTube TV. Good luck.
     
  5. katanaD

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    um.. you can already get a TON of music from youtube. Do they not know their own service??
     
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    rec0d3 Limp Gawd

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    Not even going compare to Apple Music which can't compare to Spotify.
     
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    I had Spotify, then moved to GPM locked in their beta promo price (7.99) and did Tidal for about half a year until the promo ran out, they all have their ups and downs.

    The benefits to me of Youtube is finding remixes or different versions that aren't normally on the other platforms, quality aside yadayada. And ad-free Youtube is worth it to me, I got on a different PC without YT Red and couldn't stand the ads.
     
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    I also can't stand the ads. It also forces you to purchase it's so horrible. =/
     
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    Same here. I subd when they first offered the $7.99 plan and been paying this ever since. Sometimes I feel like trying out Spotify but the no youtube ads and 7.99 price keeps me with GPM.
     
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    Was in that boat until I gave in and tried Spotify. Its like GPM is a 10 year old app and service now. Spotify is just better in every way its unbelievable that any other service has customers.
     
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    I like Pandora more but it's because I'm already vested. The playlist I have on there and continue to grow are perfect for listening all day for me personally.
     
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    I read what I totally wanted to read first. I read that you were wasted, not vested; which then in my mind concluded why you may have liked Pandora more than anything else. Lol
     
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    Soooooo basically you're saying, you were wasted
     
  14. Retronym

    Retronym Something big is coming.

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    YouTube > (band) "Full Album"
     
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    I am. :(
     
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    They're probably making money off of partners more than anything, plus it's another app that can lure people in and force them to buy YouTube Premium.

    I personally don't understand why people want to use streaming services rather than have your own music library, but I guess I'm getting old. (28, for the record.)
     
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    I'm 35, I have Tidal Desktop => Amp => HIFI Speakers I can pull pretty much any song at any time. I have a few vinyls and a turntable when I want to get retro.
     
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    Is this competing with Google Play Music?
     
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    I see Google went to the same brand confusion school as Microsoft. Renaming a service every year after it doesn't catch on, yet destroying what little traction with name recognition you've built up.

    Killing the Hotmail name is still one of the most boneheaded name changes I've ever seen.
     
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