YouTube Music offers both a free version and a paid version of its service. The free version allows users to listen to music with ads and with limited features, while the paid version, called YouTube Music Premium, offers an ad-free experience and additional features like offline playback and background play.
With the free version of YouTube Music, you can listen to playlists, albums, and individual songs on shuffle mode, but you cannot choose specific songs to play on demand. Additionally, the free version has lower audio quality compared to the paid version. If you’re willing to tolerate the ads and limitations, you can enjoy listening to music on YouTube Music for free.
However, if you want to have more control over what you listen to and want to enjoy a premium experience, you may want to consider upgrading to YouTube Music Premium.
What happened to free YouTube Music?
There is still a free version of YouTube Music available, which allows users to access the service with ads and limited features. However, in September 2020, YouTube rebranded its original YouTube Music service as “YouTube Music Premium” and launched a new service called “YouTube Music” which includes both a free and paid version.
The free version of YouTube Music includes ads and limitations on features such as song selection and offline playback, while the paid version, called “YouTube Music Premium”, offers an ad-free experience, higher quality audio, and additional features such as offline playback, background play, and the ability to choose specific songs to play on demand.
The rebranding was aimed at simplifying YouTube’s music offerings and making it easier for users to understand the differences between the various music services offered by the platform.