YouTube Unveils Its Streaming Service: Music Key

shockwebpic_youtubemusickeyA much awaited development in the music space for fans and artists alike has just been unveiled. YouTube has just announced it’s streaming service Music Key.

For $9.99 a month, subscribers get ad-free music via Youtube [though it's not clear how extensive the catalog for this is], access to the entire Google Play Music catalog, background listening, which means you can keep playing if you switch to another app and offline playback, so you can save content for playback during times when you don’t have an internet connection.

On the downside of all this, it seems that subscribers will still have to sit through ads while browsing most YouTube videos unless they are from a batch of certified ad-free music videos licensed to YouTube from the labels which sounds like lots of big music ad-free options and maybe not so many indie options for now. The service is currently in beta and is sure to have a big impact on the ongoing music streaming battle.

Check YouTube’s official blog for more.


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