Google soft-launched YouTube Music last month, and they paired that announcement with a rebrand of YouTube Red to YouTube Premium. Now almost exactly a month later, the service is officially fully launched and ready to go for users in more countries than ever. No more waiting around for early access invites!
The service is available in a total of 17 countries, including some new additions like Canada and the UK.
For users in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea, you will continue to get YouTube Premium bundled in with existing YouTube Red and Google Play Music plans, including family plans. If you’re not in one of those countries, your existing subscription will roll into YouTube Music but you won’t get the bundle package.
YouTube Music costs $9.99 or $14.99 for a family plan, while YouTube Premium (which does include all the Music features) will be an extra $2 – $3 per month, landing at $11.99 for a single user and $17.99 for a family plan.
And for those of us still deep into a Google Play Music library, nothing’s changing on that front. You’ll be able to keep listening to and storing music in that app for the foreseeable future.
If you’re interested in reading up on the state of YouTube Music, you can check out our review here. And if you’ve never had it before, Google is giving away three months of the service for new subscribers, so now’s a great time to check it out for yourself.