Can’t wait for the dedicated new app of video giant YouTube anymore. As of today, YouTube Music is officially launched.
YouTube has taken a big hit with its brand new app – YouTube Music. The newcomer will soon become a promising rival of Apple Music, Spotify in the music streaming space.
Developing this new app aimed at helping users discover new music, YouTube also hopefully attracted more users to subscribe to its recently-launched $10-per-month service – YouTube Red.
YouTube Music is officially launched for Android and iOS
The free, ad-supported mode of this app is available, but YouTube Music will completely become a lot more powerful and interesting only when you pay for a YouTube Red subscription. In fact, the launch of YouTube Music doesn’t surprise the world, considering the popularity of music videos on the site, with a number of potential audiences reached over 1 billion people.
The free music only app is one of video giant’s attempts to on its dominance in this space. The best way to understand the new music app is to think of Facebook. Just as the social network giant broke out Messenger into its own so it could optimize the experience.
General, this app share similarities to a standard music service, searching for artists, singers and playing individual songs or albums. For each song be clicked to play, the new app will search through over 30 million licensed audio tracks, artist-created live videos, and even films, and automatically creat an entire playlist of things to listen. This normal feature you would find on any competitors.
But the spotlight of this service lies on its suggestion. YouTube also give a huge collection of additional options. Moreover, all the remixes, covers, lyric videos that YouTube has to offer will appear as your suggestion, from live concert footage to karaoke tracks with embedded lyrics to instructional videos on how to play that bass line — which don’t exist on any other music streaming service.
The newcomer will soon become a promising rival of Apple Music, Spotify, in the music streaming space
YouTube director of product management T. Jay Fowler claimed that “No matter where you start in the app, the music will never stop”. You will follow an endless journey for every song or artist you choose through YouTube’s music catalog.
Before YouTube Music, there are already a number of apps designed for listening and discovering music on mobile but this new app become unique with its lean-back listening experience, easier YouTube’s library navigation, and it is simple to switch between video and audio-only play.
When installing YouTube Music, users get a personalized homepage with some pretty basic genre stations, that takes your personal tastes into account. Remember, you’re probably using YouTube while logged in so they know what you’ve watched and searched for. After that, YouTube Music continues learning more about what you like when you use it.
Clicking on the thumbs up button will toss the song into a saved list for later listening. Go back into your likes, dig deeper, and YouTube will keep on learning what you’re into.
Standout feature of the paid version, integrated with YouTube Red, is leting you play music in the background, provide ad-free videos and listen to music offline. YouTube Red also includes audio mode allowing you play audio-only without loading the videos. This app also keeps your battery and data usage low.
But with the free version of YouTube Music, you have to watch ads. Especially, all the features consisting of playing music in the background, checking texts or accessibility to mixtapes offline are unavailable. To comsumer, most of the functionality that makes this app must have app for music is only existing in the paid subscription version.
Overall, for people who have been already watching or listening to music on YouTube, YouTube Music will be more enjoyable experience than YouTube itseft. Of course, it’s definitely worth a try. For free version, you can download YouTube Music starting today on Google Play or the App Store, along with a two-week trial of YouTube’s premium Red service. But when the trial gone, you will definitely regret.