Google has just entirely reworked its YouTube Music app into a player worthy of competing with the likes of Apple Music and Spotify.
If you’re the sort of person who ignores the main streaming services and loads up YouTube when you want to play a song, this app could be a big deal for you. Likewise, if you’re sick of your existing music app and want to trial an alternative this could be a good option.
YouTube Music rocks a much better interface than the standard YouTube app for music discovery, and will recommend artists and playlists based on your tastes and what’s trending. The app is a free download and worth checking out if you’re curious to find some new music.
Though many people are drawn to YouTube as a free option for music streaming, like all the other major services there is a premium offering too. For $13/£13 per month, you unlock three major features: ad-free listening, playback while the device is locked, and the ability to download tracks for offline use.
Pro tip: the fee above includes Apple’s cut for subscriptions made through iTunes. If you sign up via YouTube’s website instead it only costs $10/£10 per month.
Either way, if you don’t want to spend anything at all you can get a three-month free trial if you’ve not tried the service before – just don’t forget to cancel it before you get charged!