YouTube has announced the launch of YouTube Premium and YouTube Music in South Africa.
YouTube Premium (was before known as YouTube Red) is the ad-free YouTube version, and it also includes YouTube Music. Users get free 3-month trial for the R72 p/m plan, which gives access to YouTube Originals content. There is also a family plan which costs R110 p/m with a month trial.
For those who are not familiar with the service, YouTube Music is a new music streaming service that offers music videos, official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube.
It was launched back in May 2005, and today the streaming service also provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
While fans can enjoy the new ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free, YouTube has also announced YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that gives you background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for R59.99 a month. For a limited time, music fans can get three months of YouTube Music Premium free here – you’ll pay R59.99 per month after, or R89.99 per month for a Family Plan.
Users can search for descriptions, lyrics and even emojis to find the tracks they want to listen to. Smart Search is available in most languages, including indigenous South African languages such as isiZulu and isiXhosa.
Users who are are on Google Play Music will automatically receive access to YouTube Music Premium at their current price.
The new YouTube Music app is available to download from the Play Store and App Store.
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