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On Wednesday, Google’s YouTube said it will launch a new music streaming service, YouTube Music, next week and soon reveal a premium service that will incur more charges for its original shows.
YouTube Music, which will be launched on May 22, comes with extra features like personalized playlists based on individual’s YouTube history and other usage patterns, YouTube reveals.
YouTube also said it will also launch YouTube Premium, the revamped YouTube Red subscription service.
The new ad-supported version of YouTube Music will be available for free, while YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership without advertisements, will be available at $9.99 a month, YouTube said in a blog post.
Likewise, YouTube plans to charge $2 more for its premium service, as it includes YouTube Music service along with its original shows. YouTube Premium will be charged at $11.99 for all new members, the company said.
“YouTube Premium includes ad-free, background and offline across all of YouTube, as well as access to all YouTube Originals includingCobra Kai, Step Up: High Water and Youth & Consequences,” YouTube said.
However, for existing YouTube Red members, the current price will persist for YouTube Premium, it said.
In the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea YouTube Music will be launched on Tuesday. It will be expanded to some other countries in the following weeks.