It’s been a long time coming, but the much rumoured new music and YouTube services from Google will be launching tomorrow. The services look fairly comprehensive, but if you want to save your money you should sign up for YouTube Red today.
As announced last week, there are two services being launched tomorrow: YouTube Music which will have a free, ad-supported tier, and the Premium services – YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium these two services will now replace YouTube Red and all it includes. YouTube Music Premium will cost AU$11.99 per month, while YouTube Premium will cost AU$14.99 per month. YouTube Premium includes access to YouTube Music Premium, as well as access to the YouTube Original series which have been growing in popularity. Both services including access to Google Play Music – which is not going away, or being shut down.
Now, for the good news. Existing users on YouTube Red will be grandfathered in at their existing monthly cost, while new signups to the new YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium services which launch tomorrow morning here in Australia will pay a bit more.
I keep saying YouTube Red but it’s the same underlying service as signing up for Google Play Music. Both services cost AU$11.99 per month, which includes unlimited Google Play Music access, ad-free YouTube videos, YouTube Music and of course access to YouTube’s original series which includes the awesome Cobra Kai series, as well as new upcoming series such as dance drama, Step Up: High Water, and upcoming series like the sci-fi thriller, Impulse.
The YouTube Red/Google Play Music service also includes an option to include your family with a $17.99 per month option that will let you include up to 6 people (you and 5 other people) for the one low monthly price. Here’s the costing and inclusions for both services
So basically, if you’re at all interested in using YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium when they launch tomorrow and want to save a couple of dollars, then sign up to YouTube Red or Google Play Music tonight. The YouTube Red service can be signed up to here, while if you want to split hairs, you can sign up for Google Play Music here – both services include a 1-month free trial if you haven’t used a trial recently.