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Google Music Launches In 12 New Markets

Google Music Launches In 12 New Markets

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SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess) — YouTube Music, Google’s latest bid to solidify its position in the music streaming market, has officially launched in twelve additional nations around the world.

The new nations include Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

The service had previously been available in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, but the newly added countries expand the streamer’s reach in a number of key music markets.

Features for YouTube Music include music videos, official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music. The service also includes a recommendation engine with settings for different moods or activities.

As with other music streaming services, YouTube’s entry also includes playlisting, both user-generated and algorithmically generated playlists, as well as playlists such as “The Pop Hotlist” for the biggest hits around the world or “Distrito Latino” for Latin pop hits of the moment.

The service features ad-supported ‘freemium’ listening, as well as a premium version that starts at $9.99 for a single-user or $14.99 per month for a Family Plan.

The company also announced that YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) will be available in the 17 announced countries, providing members with the benefits of Music Premium, plus ad-free, background, and downloads across all of YouTube.

YouTube Premium members also get access to the full slate of YouTube Originals shows and movies including the hit series Cobra Kai, Impulse, F2 Finding Football and The Sidemen Show.

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