Belfast Telegraph

YouTube tunes in to the world of streaming

By Martyn Landi

YouTube is taking on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music by launching its own music streaming service in the UK.

The new subscription service will enable users to listen to tracks as well as watch music videos and discover new artists through a new standalone app.

The service will cost £9.99 a month - the same as both Spotify and Apple Music - and also allows users to listen to music ad-free as well as continue to listen even when the app is closed, and download tracks to their device.

The Google-owned video platform has also announced the launch of YouTube Premium, which enables subscribers to extend the ability to remove adverts from media and download content to YouTube's main video platform.

This version of the subscription costs £11.99 a month.

Belfast Telegraph

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