Google is taking on Beats and Spotify with YouTube Music Key


The world already has more music streaming services than any sane person can subscribe to on a monthly basis, but Google is preparing to take on the likes of Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and Beats Music with a new service of its own called YouTube Music Key.

We’ve heard rumors of a YouTube streaming service being in the works for over a year now, but a report from Android Police complete with new screenshots of the app, reveals the service could be ready to launch soon with a $10 per month subscription free that gives users unlimited access to over 20 million songs and albums.

Unlike other streaming services, YouTube Music Key will have a key advantage in the form of streamable remixes, live concerts, covers, and more content that’s not present on official discographies in Spotify, Rdio, Beats and others.

All content can be downloaded to your device so you can watch a concert offline, or if you don’t want to include the video feed, there’s an option to just listen to the audio. YouTube Music Key will also make suggestions for what you should watch/listen to next, based on other content you’ve consumed on YouTube, making it possibly the most exciting YouTube curator we’ve seen in years.

There’s still no word on when the service will launch, but it will come with a free 30-day trial period to start, and the launch will also rebrand Google Play Music All Access into Google Play Music Key, which you get a free subscription to when you sign up for YouTube Music Key.

Source: Android Police