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YouTube launches music streaming service, YouTube Music (SEE FEATURES)

Online video service, YouTube, has announced plans to launch YouTube Music, a new music streaming service. The service will be launched on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

“The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over,” Elias Roman, YouTube Music Product Manager, said in a blog post on Wednesday. “Whether you want to listen, watch or discover, it’s all here.”

According to Roman, “YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else – all simply organized and personalized. For the first time, all the ways music moves you can be found in one place.”

He said the new music streaming service from YouTube includes a reimagined mobile app and brand new desktop player that are designed for music.

Apart from the vast array of music (originals, remixes, covers, live versions, deep cuts, etc), users will be able to search for songs even without knowing the title or artiste.

“YouTube Music search works even if fans don’t know exactly what they’re looking for … we’ll find it if they describe it (try “that hipster song with the whistling”) or give us some lyrics (try “I make money moves”).” Roman said.

Other features of YouTube Music

  • YouTube Music’s personalized home screen dynamically adapts to provide recommendations based on people’s listening history, where they are and what they’re doing. At the airport? We’ll recommend something relaxing before the flight. Entering the gym? We’ll suggest some beats to get the heart-rate going.
  • Thousands of playlists built to help you discover new music. That means no matter what kind of music you like, where you are, what you’re doing, or what mood you’re in, you can easily find the right playlist for that moment.

The new YouTube Music experience will kick off in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, on Tuesday, and then move to Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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