Google confirms YouTube Music launch on 22 May, will replace Google Play Music service: Report

Google’s YouTube is launching a new version of its music service and also getting ready to charge more on its original shows like “Cobra Kai”, Recode reported on 16 May.

A 3D-printed YouTube icon. Reuters.

A 3D-printed YouTube icon. Reuters.

YouTube will launch a revamped version of its music service, YouTube Red, which comes with extra features like personalised playlists based on individual's YouTube history and other usage patterns, Recode said.

The revamped music service, to be renamed as YouTube Premium, supposed to soft-launch on 22 May, will cost $10 a month after a trial period, and will eventually also replace Google Play Music, the report added.

The video-streaming company plans to charge $2 more for the other parts of YouTube Red, including original shows like “Cobra Kai”, but will require individuals to also pay for YouTube Music, the report said.


YouTube Premium Music.

“Cobra Kai” is a comedy series of 10 episodes, and is a sequel to the hit franchise “Karate Kid”.

Alphabet Inc’s Google, which owns YouTube, did not respond to a request for comment outside regular business hours.

Updated Date: May 17, 2018 12:12 PM