YouTube Music, the newest music streaming service from Google, has for a long time been an option for US users to have as their default music option. This was true of the old version of the service as well as the new one. Now those of you in the UK have the same option to make YouTube Music your default music choice.
The update to enable the feature is a cloud-side update and will appear as an option in your music settings within Google Assistant. Once enabled, you can say, “Hey Google, play Rush from YouTube Music” and it will play music from Canadian band on your Google Home device.
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After being announced last month, literally in the middle of the night, Google has now pulled back the covers on the rebooted YouTube Music subscription service as well as the YouTube Red rebranded YouTube Premium. The two services combined are $11.99 per month and bring you a wealth of music and video content on your Android phone, tablets, PCs, and Chromebooks.
The updated services bring ad-free music and videos to your devices with both original content and official music channels for artists that you can subscribe to and follow.
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And here we go again…. Google announced, literally in the middle of the night last night, that they are going to rebrand YouTube Red and revamp the YouTube Music app. It was odd timing to say the least.
YouTube Premium is essentially a rebranded YouTube Red. You get all the benefits of Red like downloading of content, ad-free content and access to YouTube original content like you do today. The price is $11.99/month and that includes the new YouTube Music. This too is similar to what is available today. If you subscribe to Google Play Music at $9.99/month, you get YouTube Red included.
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