YouTube Music: 5 Things to Know Before You Subscribe
YouTube Music ads featuring a woman picking up trash along the road, a kid on the subway and a young lady rocking it to alphabet aerobics are airing on TV and streaming services to convince users to check out the YouTube Music app.
You can try YouTube Music free of charge, and some users will get a free trial of YouTube Red that removes the ads that normally air in YouTube Music.
YouTube Music includes access to the artists you love, as well as the remixes and covers from YouTube stars as well as live performances.
Here’s what you need to know before you sign up for YouTube Music.
What is YouTube Music
YouTube Music is a music focused app that taps into the Music videos that you normally watch, but you can listen to these in the background with a paid subscription, when the phone is in your pocket or while you are driving.
The YouTube Music app includes access to music and to videos so that you can go to one app to meet your entertainment needs.
Users can download
the YouTube Music app free from iTunes or Google Play.
How Much Does YouTube Music Cost
YouTube Music is free to download
and to use, but if you want the full benefit you will need YouTube Red.
YouTube Red is available as an in-app purchase or you can bring a subscription you already have to the iPhone or Android device.
YouTube Red allows you to use the YouTube Music app for background play and for offline access to music. You also get Ad free and offline videos on YouTube as well as original shows on YouTube.
How To Save $3 a Month on YouTube Music & YouTube Red
If you are on iPhone you should not sign up for YouTube Red in the YouTube Music app unless you like overpaying for things.
YouTube Red is $12.99 a month in the iPhone app, but it is $9.99 a month direct from YouTube.
Instead of signing up in the app, go to this page you can sign up for YouTube Red at $9.99 a month and it will work across all your devices.
YouTube Music Family Plan Is Odd
There is a YouTube Music Family Plan that allows you to share YouTube Red between six people in a family, but you can’t buy it inside of the app.
If your family is going to use YouTube Music and YouTube Red, you need to buy a Google Play Music family plan through Google Play Music. This includes YouTube Red, so you can listen in the background and keep music offline in YouTube Music.
It’s an odd trend that the best ways to subscribe are not inside the YouTube Music app.
YouTube Music Offline Mixtape
When you subscribe with YouTube Red you can have YouTube Music make you an Offline mixtape of 20 or more songs that you can listen to even when you don’t have an internet connection. You don’t need to choose the songs, just turn on the Offline mixtape option and YouTube Music uses your preferences to build you a collection.
You can go into settings and go all the way up to 100 songs on the mixtape if you want to make sure you have enough music for your commute or plane ride.
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