Visually, the new YouTube Music is mostly unchanged - down to the icon - from the previous incarnation of the service.
In addition to millions of official songs, other content includes thousands of playlists, artist radio, remixes, covers, and live versions. It will also apparently offer "an audio experience and a video experience", suggesting perhaps an emphasis on music videos and other visual content.
Besides, the company has rolled out a new feature called Take a Break which will allow the user to tell the YouTube app to remind you to take a break after watching videos for a specific time.
YouTube has announced one of its biggest ever overhauls to its music section, YouTube Music, a "streaming service made for music with the magic of YouTube".
YouTube Music Premium - $9.99 per month, ad-free, listen in background and downloads.
That said, the new YouTube services are being focused on first-world markets initially.
Sadly like YouTube Music, YouTube Premium will not be available in South Africa. YouTube Music has a comprehensive search function too, that you can use to find songs even if you don't know the name or artist.
From Beyonce's livestream at Coachella to landmark videos like "Despacito", "New Rules" and "This Is America", more than 1 billion music fans come to YouTube each month to be part of music culture and discover new music. Google's music streaming efforts have been somewhat confusing in recent years, so the introduction of YouTube Music should help streamline its product offering. The new service rolls in the benefits of YouTube Music with access to all YouTube Originals including Cobra Kai, Step Up: High Water, and Youth & Consequences, priced at $11.99 for all new members (the same $9.99 price will apply for existing YouTube Red subscribers). Users will be able to download music for offline listening and it will also play in the background.
Starting Tuesday, the new YouTube Music will be available in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. Google plans on expanding the availability of its new music streaming service in the coming weeks to major European countries.
The new YouTube Music homescreen provides recommendations based on past listening activity.