Google Soon to Launch YouTube’s Paid Music Service
If you’ve ever wanted to eliminate ads from your YouTube experience, Google has heard you and is replying with an option for paid service. The service will be called Music Key, and should be out in a few months.
Music Key is essentially the same service as Google Play Music and All Access – which are both owned by Google – and it’s basically Google’s version of Spotify.
Music Key offer most of the same features as before, but one feature that will have many people nodding in a “yes” fashion is the ability to turn off the screen and still continue listening to the audio – a very important feature if Music Key is to be taken seriously as more than YouTube with a different name.
The original YouTube will not be changed, however, but you will simply get access to more features for a monthly fee. You will also recieve a subscription to Play Music with Music Key, giving Play Music a direct edge over competitors such as Spotify, seeing as how everyone and their mom and their cat is either using YouTube is in a video that is on YouTube. There is even a feature that allow to start playing a song in Play Music, then switch over to its video counterpart without losing your place in the song. Neat.
As with most streaming services, vidoes and music will be available for offline play via download.
The current price tag will be $9.99 a month, but if you are one of the those in the first wave of subscribers, you’ll get to hang on to a cool $7.99 montly fee as a thanks from Google.
We’ll keep you updated and post a review of the service when it comes out.
– IT Consulting Denver –