YouTube Music has launched in Ireland today and has its sights set on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. The new service, which launched in May in a few territories, has finally arrived in Ireland. So what makes YouTube different to regular old YouTube I hear you ask? Well, aside from the usual music videos we all use YouTube for, you also get access but official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music.
With the new YouTube Music service, you’ll get Recommendations built for you. A home screen that adapts to provide recommendations based on what you’ve played before, where you are and what you’re doing.
There’ll be thousands of playlists for you to choose from across any genre, mood or activity also, much like what Spotify currently offers its users. Also, using Google’s deep learning AI, you’ll be able to search songs simple by describing how they sound. How effective this will be is though will be interesting. With YouTube Music Premium, you’ll also be download your favourite video and listen to them ad-free, in the background and on the go. There’s also a feature called, ‘Offline Mixtape’ which will automatically download the songs you love for when you’re on the go, just in case you forget to.
You can sign up to the new ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free, but Google are alo launching YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that gives you background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for €9.99 a month. And for a limited time, you can get three months free of YouTube Music Premium here.
YouTube Premium also launches today with new Originals
Starting today, you can also upgrade to YouTube Premium, giving new users with all the perks of Music Premium, plus ad-free, background, and downloads across all of YouTube. You’ll also have access to the full slate of YouTube Originals shows and movies, including Cobra Kai and Impulse, plus two new shows launching today: F2 Finding Football and The Sidemen Show.
You can also try YouTube Premium free for three months here and then it’s €11.99 per month after that.