Google's New Subscription Music Service 'youtube Music Key', Revealed

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  1. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Google had previously confirmed its plans to launch a YouTube-powered music subscription service, but thanks to a series of leaked images via the blog Android Police, we now have the first taste as to what that service may look like, and what sort of features it will offer.

    According to the report, the service will be called YouTube Music Key, and Google will also be rebranding its Google Play All Access service to Google Play Music Key so as not to confuse the matter further.

    Though one could argue that Google diving into the subscription music business with not one, but two streaming music services could lead to consumer confusion.

    However, it seems that YouTube Music Key will be bundled in with Google Play Music Key for the same price as the latter today, at $9.99 per month. That would also mean that current Google Play All Access subscribers would be automatically upgraded to the new, bundled service when it goes live.

    Or to simplify things (!!!): you’ll have Google Play, the online store with apps, movies, TV, music, books and NewsStand; Google Play Music for downloads you purchase; Google Play Music Key for on-demand streaming; and now YouTube Music Key for on-demand, streaming of stuff from YouTube.

    Google’s New Music Subscription Service, YouTube Music Key, Revealed | TechCrunch

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