At long last, it’s nearly here: the long anticipated YouTube Music, YouTube‘s streaming service. YouTube Music will replace YouTube Red and launch next Tuesday, May 22. The service will cost $10 per month, and will include ad-free music and music video streaming. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, YouTube is adding a more expensive tier to its service. Enter YouTube Premium.
YouTube Premium launches alongside YouTube Music next Tuesday. YouTube Premium costs $12 per month, includes access to YouTube shows like the new Karate Kid spin-off, and gives users ad-free streaming for all videos.
YouTube Music comes with other features as well, including downloading music for offline listening and background music play. But, you’ll have to pony up an extra $2 a month if you want the YouTube Premium features and content. YouTube Premium will also let users download videos for offline play and play videos in the background.
We reported on YouTube Music—previously thought to be called YouTube Remix—last month. YouTube Music will eventually replace Google Play Music, rumored to be phasing out by the end of this year.
Confused? Yeah, us too. Thankfully YouTube has a handy chart comparing YouTube Music with YouTube Premium. Check it out below:
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: YouTube Music and the More Expensive YouTube Premium Launch Next Week