You may remember that we reported that YouTube would be launching a paid music subscription service some time ago, but now it has finally bean officially unveiled by the company, announcing that it will be launching a new music subscription service that will allow users to access music videos without ads, in the background and offline.

“Starting today, you’ll see a new home just for music on your YouTube app for Android, iOS and on YouTube.com that shows your favorite music videos, recommended music playlists based on what you’re into and playlists of trending music across YouTube. You can find a playlist to perfectly fit your mood, whether that’s a morning motivators playlist or Boyce Avenue YouTube Mix. Check out the newest songs from channels you subscribe to, like FKA twigs or Childish Gambino. Or quickly find the songs you’ve played over and over and over again.”

On top of the paid subscription service YouTube will also be making music available to listen too easily, and over the next few days they will be adding the full discographys for various artists on YouTube, allowing users to play a full album along with official music videos.

YouTube has yet to announce which artists are included in this, but they did state that it will include songs from their music partners, which are presumably a selection of the biggest names in music.

The paid subscription service has been named Music Key, and will allow users to play music without ads and in the background when listening view the iOS or Android app. This will be as part of a beta from today with a promotional price of $7.99 a month, after which period it will be increased to $9.99 a month.

If you are subscribed to Music Key you will be able to listen to music without ads, play music in the background and offline.

On top of that Music Key will also include a subscription to Google Play Music, which allows users to play around 30+ million songs, export-curated playlists and soon watch YouTube music videos right from the Google Play Music app.

Users will also be able to try out the new service for free if they are invited to the beta, to get which you simply need to sign up at youtube.com/musickey.

You can find out more about the announcement at the source link below.

Source: YouTube Blog

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