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YouTube Launches New Ad-Free Music Streaming Service In S'pore From S$9.98/Month

Music lovers in Singapore now have one more music streaming platform competing for their eardrums.

YouTube today announced the launch of its music streaming service YouTube Music in Singapore.

While YouTube is made for video streaming, YouTube Music puts the focus on, well, the music.

Featuring official songs, albums, playlists and artist radio, YouTube wants to one-up its rivals by including YouTube’s massive catalogue of remixes, live performances, covers, and music videos.

Said T.Jay Fowler, Director of Product Management, Music Products, YouTube: “We built YouTube Music to help people find the music they love and bring a richer, smarter and more immersive music experience to fans across the country and around the world.”

Find The Song With Search Terms Like “That Rap Song With The Flute”

Do note that while YouTube Music is available at no cost, the free version is ad-supported.

For those who don’t want to have their groove interrupted, they can choose to subscribe to YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that is ad-free.

Beyond being ad-free, a YouTube Music Premium membership also lets users:

  1. Play songs and videos in the background, so users can multi-task or choose to lock their phones while listening to music;
  2. Download an unlimited amount of music for offline listening

YouTube Music will offer a ‘smart search’ tool, so users can find a song even if they can’t remember what it’s called.

This works even if you enter misheard lyrics like “Starbucks lovers“, or search terms like “That rap song with the flute“.

Users can also switch between music videos and songs with a tap of a button for an uninterrupted listening and watching experience.

Get The First Month Free, Subscription From S$9.98/Mth After

YouTube is also bringing YouTube Premium to Singapore, and it will be available for S$11.98 a month.

This will include membership to YouTube Music Premium, and offer an ad-free experience with background play and offline downloads for YouTube videos.

The monthly pricing for YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium are as below:

Price plans for YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium

Subscribers to Google Play Music will also be glad to know that a YouTube Music Premium membership is included as part of their monthly subscription.

For those who are still on the fence, YouTube has offered a special introductory offer of 1 month free for YouTube Music Premium.

 

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