Billboard: YouTube constructing an on-demand music streaming service with free and paid tiers
The rumor mill’s been churning out tales of a forthcoming YouTube music streaming service for months now, and in the present day Billboard revealed a brand new story with a startling quantity of element about it. In line with unnamed sources, YouTube’s engaged on an on-demand music service with each free and paid tiers. Apparently, the advert-supported free model will present limitless, on-demand entry to an entire host of tracks on any gadget, because of the licensing agreements Google struck for its Google Play All Entry music service. Except for the apparent — eradicating advertisements from the equation — it is unclear what people will get for his or her cash ought to they select to go for the paid model.
This new rumor is lended credence when thought-about in mild of final month’s revelation that YouTube shall be providing offline entry to content material subsequent month — a function that’ll probably be anticipated from shoppers who’ve grown accustomed to such issues from the likes of Spotify, Rhapsody and different subscription music providers. In line with Billboard, YouTube’s service has but to obtain a launch date, and given how lengthy these rumors have been floating round, it appears affordable to anticipate that we cannot see the brand new service anytime quickly. For its half, once we contacted YouTube for touch upon this story, we, fairly naturally, acquired the identical reply as Billboard did:
We’re all the time engaged on new and higher methods for individuals to take pleasure in YouTube content material throughout all screens, and on giving companions extra alternatives to succeed in their followers. Nevertheless, we’ve got nothing to announce right now.