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YouTube launches music streaming service

  • YouTube entered the
    increasingly crowded field of music streaming, hoping to reach a new audience
    through a user-friendly service that seizes on the video giant’s vast variety,
    Agence France-Presse said in a report.
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  • Called YouTube Music,
    • YouTube entered the
      increasingly crowded field of music streaming, hoping to reach a new audience
      through a user-friendly service that seizes on the video giant’s vast variety,
      Agence France-Presse said in a report.
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    • Called YouTube Music,
      the platform will offer songs both with and without video, and users will be
      able to switch instantly to an audio-only mode.
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    • In a feature it hopes
      will be a key selling point, YouTube Music will create non-stop stations
      tailored to users, who can fine-tune how much variety they want.
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    • YouTube, the world’s
      third most popular website after its parent company Google and Facebook, aims
      to take advantage of its quirky possibilities by offering artists’ original
      tracks alongside cover versions, live footage and user-generated content.
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    • T. Jay Fowler, the
      director of product development who was involved in earlier services Beats
      Music and MOG, said he hoped to draw more people to streaming instead of simply
      competing with other companies.
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    • “I’m excited
      about being additive to the market, rather than just moving users through an
      ecosystem of apps,” he told
      AFP.
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    • The video behemoth on
      October 28 launched YouTube Red, a premium service that allows
      advertisement-free access to subscribers.
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    • YouTube Music – which
      was announced alongside YouTube Red without full details or a launch date – is
      compatible both with Google’s Android system (Google Play) and Apple (App
      Store) and will initially be available only in the United States.
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    • The streaming service
      will be free but will come without advertisements for subscribers to YouTube
      Red, which costs $9.99 a month.
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    • Google will still
      operate its audio-driven Google Play Music streaming service, with YouTube
      Music expecting some consumers to use both platforms.

     

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