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YouTube Music is a new music app that allows you to easily find what you're looking for and discover new music. Get playlists and recommendations served to you based on your context, tastes and what's trending around you. Just search for the lyrics or describe it. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the rate of the selected plan. Subscriptions and auto-renewal may be managed by going to Account Settings after purchase.
Last week, Google relaunched YouTube Music as a direct competitor to other streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music , an evolution that we'd been expecting for some time as the company sorts out the branding of its increasingly overlapping streaming services. There's still a free version, and it's generous: You can't download tracks or listen in the background, and there will be ads in between some songs, but the free version of YouTube Music still offers features that we're not used to seeing in the competition's ad-supported tier: You can play specific songs and skip to the next song in a list as many times as you like. Unlimited skips and on-demand listening are customarily reserved for paying customers, so we're surprised to see Google opening the gates this wide. The app is handsome and easy to navigate: Despite the association with YouTube you'll even be able to access it via web browser at music. Even the video content is largely stripped of its YouTube-ness: There are no descriptions, no comments section, no sidebar of similar recommended clips; just the video, some basic controls, an action menu add to playlist, share, start radio, go to artist's page , and a list of the other videos, if you're watching from a playlist. As far as basic navigation goes, it basically feels like Play Music or Spotify. The Library tab in the lower right features the content that you've played most recently, followed by separate sections for your downloads, playlists, albums, liked songs, and artists. When you tap on Downloads, a gear icon appears in the upper right, which is a shortcut to your download settings.