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YouTube finally launches its MusicApp

Report9 : The launch of YouTube’s new music app, ‘YouTube Music’ is causing music lovers to bliss out. The video-sharing website on Thursday unveiled the new application, a streaming music service and app designed to compete with existing streaming music offerings like Apple

Music and Spotify. YouTube Music is part of YouTube Red, the ad-free subscription service YouTube announced last month.

The new YouTube Music app is available for both iOS and Android devices, bringing the YouTube Music service to a wide range of smartphones and tablets.

YouTube Music, available in the Google Play and Apple iTunes App store, is a stand-alone app spotlighting the massive YouTube music library, with a different twist than what you’ll find on music services like Spotify or Apple Music.

YouTube is chock full of music videos, many album cuts, late night TV performances, documentary cuts and live gigs from around the world. YouTube also has deals with the record labels to present complete albums, even if they don’t have videos.

The enhanced paid experience is free during a 14-day trial following which you can pay $9.99 as part of YouTube Red.

Beginning in January, Red subscribers also get offline access to the songs, and the ability to play music in the background. For instance, they can open the app, start a playlist, and then move onto the answering e-mail or posting to Facebook while listening. On the free version, once you navigate elsewhere, the music stops playing.

YouTube Music offers “a seamless transition from video to audio,” says Manuel Bronstein, a YouTube product manager. “If you want to be closer to the artist, you can watch the live performance, but if you’re in the car, you can listen to audio.”

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