YouTube's music streaming service is still coming

YouTube logoFor the past year, there have been rumors left and right about YouTube working on a music streaming service to accompany the worlds largest video streaming. After getting a release date in spring and then in the fall, it seems like the service is still not ready.

During a conference, Susan Wojcicki, YouTubes CEO, admitted that the company was still working on the subscription music service. Since word has it that the company has been fighting with music labels to get better deals, it seems like this may be one big issue that YouTube is working on. After all, if it wants to compete with the likes of Spotify and Pandora, it has to bring in more artists, more albums, more tracks, or people arent going to pay.

Theres also the argument that, given the close tie to YouTube, the new service is already notorious enough to get off a good start, even though theres no guarantee.

The service will reportedly be called YouTube Music Key and it will tie in with the Play Music service Google already has at its disposal.

Wojcicki says that theyre still working to iron out the details, but theyre optimistic about a launch in the near future. No timeline has been provided, though, so it could be anywhere from the holiday season to next spring.

The tool has already been in the works since 2013, so its high time that the service gets released. Google and YouTube implicitly are known for their desire to get things perfect, so that may be yet another reason for the delay.

It seems like YouTube is also looking at new ways to make money, namely by introducing a subscription-based version of the site, where users will get to enjoy the show without any ads.

This will, quite likely, lead to an increase in the number of ads we get on regular YouTube as it is, since there are bigger chances that youll want to pay up if youre exasperated by the ads you see. Wojcicki didnt exactly share when this move would take place, but it may not be too long before this happens.

YouTube right now is ad-supported, which is great because it has enabled us to scale to a billion users; but theres going to be a point where people dont want to see the ads, Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO, told Re/code during the Code/Mobile conference.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: YouTube

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apples 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)