Google Play Music subscribers are getting first crack and first look at YouTube’s Music Key service starting next week, which will see limited Beta testing in Finland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Google informed users in an email sent out to current Google Play Music subscribers that they would be getting access to the YouTube Music Key Beta – an advertisement free video music service that will also let you play music offline and listen to it in the background. YouTube is promising this service will work on your mobile device.
Starting next week, as a Google Play Music subscriber, you’ll get free and complete access to the YouTube Music Key beta, a new service from YouTube where you can watch ad-free music videos, and keep the music playing in the background or when you’re offline. The Google Play Music app will also include ad-free music videos alongside select tracks. Stay tuned for more information.
This is a pretty significant move by Google and YouTube as they recognize that many people listen to music through YouTube, it is kind of odd for us older folks to understand, but millions of people do it. My very own daughter listens to music via YouTube and they’re laying the ground work to tap into that audience and of course all of their data, listening habits and anything else an algorithm can pick up. So if you haven’t checked your email and are a Google Play Music subscriber, check it out! If you aren’t a subscriber, you can sign up for the beta on YouTube’s beta page.
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