Here's basically what's happening: It's getting rid of YouTube Red and splitting that into new services. Customers who currently pay for YouTube Red will get the new YouTube Premium service at the same price they currently pay. The new plan still sounds confusing, so I'm going to break down what Google's doing here. YouTube Premium is Google's new paid all-encompassing ad-free service. The free version of YouTube, with ads, will live on. If you're looking to pay for one of these, YouTube Premium is the best bet since it offers the most bang for your buck. It includes music playlists, music videos, remixes and live versions of songs.
YouTube Music Premium
Download content for offline playback Expansive video options Student rates available Subscribing to artists through the app is separate from regular YouTube account subscirptions. Local file support is limited Audio quality Clunky interface Confusing to understand their different services. YouTube Music Premium is a great streaming service if you enjoy watching live performances, music videos, and covers. Its vast library is easy to get lost in. Audio quality falls short compared to the competition, but it's a viable option for anyone who needs to take their music on-the-go without incurring monthly overage charges from a network provider. The days of owning music, be it in physical or digital form, are long gone. There are a plethora of viable streaming services out there, but not all are created equally and certainly not all pay the artists equally. YouTube Music offers a vast library of official and unofficial music videos populate search results alongside audio files. YouTube Music Premium allows you to download content and listen to it from anywhere, saving you from running over your data cap.
YouTube was once a simple service. You simply uploaded your videos to the platform or watched videos other people uploaded. However, it has since diversified its portfolio, so to speak. Here is everything in YouTube and what it does. YouTube is the platform and YouTube Premium is the service. YouTube Music and Music Premium are separate products for only music content. You can read about those with the link below. Read next: Check out every YouTube offshoot here!