With the paid version, subscribers do not receive ads, can play songs in the background and can download songs and music videos for offline listening. The streaming service is now available in 78 countries, bringing it almost on a par with market leader Spotify, which is in 79 markets. However, YouTube Music had reportedly over 15 million paid subscribers in May , a far cry from Spotify, which reported million paid users last month. As of June this year, Apple Music, which does not have a free tier, was said to have over 60 million subscribers. The music streaming platform is available as a mobile app for iOS and Android and as a Web app for computers. It can be streamed to Google Assistant-compatible smart speakers, as well as Sonos speakers. The latter option is available only for paid users. But YouTube Music's launch here does not mean that the music-related content on regular YouTube will be removed, such as music videos uploaded by music labels or song cover clips by users. Such content will remain on YouTube, alongside other videos.
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YouTube Music is a music streaming service developed by YouTube , a subsidiary of Google ; it provides a tailored interface for the service oriented towards music streaming , allowing users to browse through songs and music videos on YouTube based on genres, playlists, and recommendations. The service also offers a premium tier, which enables ad-free playback, audio-only background playback, and downloading songs for offline playback. The service will eventually supplant Google Play Music as Google's main brand for music streaming and purchase. The YouTube Music app was unveiled in October and released the following month; its release came alongside the unveiling of YouTube Red , a larger subscription service that covers the entirety of the YouTube platform, including the Music app. Although redundant to Google 's existing Google Play Music All Access subscription service, the app is designed for users who primarily consume music through YouTube. On May 17, , YouTube announced a new version of the YouTube Music service, including a web-based desktop player and redesigned mobile app, more dynamic recommendations based on various factors, and use of Google artificial intelligence technology to search songs based on lyrics and descriptions. YouTube Music became available on Google Assistant smart speakers including Google Home on April 18, , with feature-limited ad-supported playback available for non-subscribers.