YouTube launches paid music streaming service
YouTube’s long-awaited foray into the music streaming industry has finally made its debut. Dubbed Music Key, YouTube’s paid streaming service lets its users stream music without ads, in addition to listening without an internet connection. Two price options are currently being offered: a $7.99 per month option is available to beta invitees, while a more expensive option that will cost an extra two dollars will be available when the service is finally offered publicly. The more expensive option will also get subscribers a membership to Google Play Music, currently one of the streaming industry’s most lauded services.
For the time being, the service is only available in the U.S., United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Finland. Interested users can apply for an invitation on the service’s homepage. If you’re a member of Google Play Music All Access, YouTube’s Music Key will be available immediately.