For the past several months, a revamp to Google’s streaming music offers has been widely expected. A new report today pegs the launch of the revamped YouTube Music for next week, while YouTube Red and other video features will be replaced by a new “Premium” service.
Recode this evening detailed the upcoming relaunch of YouTube Music. “Functionally the same” as the service today, it will includes features like personalized playlists based on a user’s YouTube history. As widely reported, it will “eventually” replace Google Play Music. Pricing remains unchanged at $10 per month .
The other big change to YouTube’s offerings will be on the video front. The Google site will no longer offer one subscription that combines both music features and original content.
The latter will be a separate service called “YouTube Premium” where consumers can subscribe to original shows. Pricing for this extra service is not yet known. We previously spotted a varriant of this name in an APK Insight of the YouTube Android client from February of this year.
According to Recode, a “soft launch” is slated for next Tuesday.
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