With the paid version, subscribers do not receive ads, can play songs in the background and can download songs and music videos for offline listening. The streaming service is now available in 78 countries, bringing it almost on a par with market leader Spotify, which is in 79 markets. However, YouTube Music had reportedly over 15 million paid subscribers in May , a far cry from Spotify, which reported million paid users last month. As of June this year, Apple Music, which does not have a free tier, was said to have over 60 million subscribers. The music streaming platform is available as a mobile app for iOS and Android and as a Web app for computers. It can be streamed to Google Assistant-compatible smart speakers, as well as Sonos speakers.
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The service provides ad-free access to content across the service, as well as access to premium YouTube Originals programming produced in collaboration with the site's creators, downloading videos and background playback of videos on mobile devices, and access to the YouTube Music music streaming service. The service was originally launched in November as Music Key , offering only advertisement-free streaming of music videos from participating labels on YouTube and Google Play Music. YouTube announced the rebranding of the service as YouTube Premium on May 17, , alongside the return of a separate, YouTube Music subscription service. The service was first unveiled in November as Music Key, serving as a collaboration between YouTube and Google Play Music , and meant to succeed the former's own subscription service.
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Well, I'd argue that it gives you the best version of the streaming service. And while I'm sure somebody's asking "Hey! YouTube is already free, why should I pay?