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Google replaces YouTube Red with YouTube PremiumThat's not all. A revamped version of YouTube Music is coming soon and Google Play Music will be saying goodbye.
Say goodbye to Youtube Red. Google is replacing Youtube Red with Youtube Premium, but since this is Google it's never simple. Here's a handy chart, you can see there are actually two services. Youtube Premium includes ad-free music and video, downloads, and the ability to play media in the background. It will cost around 12 dollars per month If you are already a member of YouTube Red, your pricing will stay at the $9.99 price point. Google says that YouTube Premium is rolling out in existing markets soon. Expansion to other parts of the world will start this year. Let's talk about YouTube Music. In a separate blog post, Google says YouTube Music will launch on Tuesday, May 22. You may be thinking hey isn't Youtube Music already an app on iOS and android? It is, but that's changing. Even Google knows this is confusing. It's blog post says, that the Youtube music that's launching on May 22nd is a new music streaming service from Google. There will be a new reimagined mobile app and a desktop player designed for music. You want to search for music, Google says that you can describe a song, or search for lyrics and YouTube music will find what you're looking for. YouTube music is a free ad supported service. Let's bring back that handy chart. If you opt for YouTube music premium, you'll lose the ads, can listen to music in the background and download. Now that costs $9.99. If you're paying for Google Play Music, you'll have access to YouTube Music Premium. So why would Google have two different music services? In a briefing with Cnet's Joan Solsman, Google said it will be closing the gaps between the two services This is over the next month. Google Play music members would have the features they are used like a cloud based MP3 storage locker. And then Google Play music will be going the way of Google Video, buzz and reader. That's right, Google Play music will be going away eventually. The specific date is not yet know. For more information, check out cnet.com, I'm [UNKNOWN], seeing you online.