YouTube Music will start to become audio-only for free listeners

Users who have not subscribed to YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium will also not get features including on-demand music selection and unlimited skips.

Audio-Music Roll Out Date

YouTube Music will be converted to audio-only and you will no longer be able to play videos for free listeners. The change will initially roll out for users in Canada starting November 3, along with the early background playback feature for users who have not subscribed to YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium.

However, it will not bring updates to YouTube Premium subscribers as they will continue to watch videos on the YouTube Music app.

Rules for Audio-Music Subscription

Through a detailed post on its community forums, YouTube announced that the videos on YouTube Music will be exclusive to YouTube Premium subscribers, as free listeners will no longer be able to watch them until they get the paid subscription. Users without YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium subscription will also not get features including on-demand music selection and unlimited skips.

Mood mixes Features

However, YouTube Music will continue to allow free users to access dedicated mood mixes for activities like working out and traveling and browsing millions of songs and thousands of playlists, along with advertisements. Free listeners who have uploaded songs to the YouTube Music app will also continue to play them on demand, the company said in the community forum post that has been notified by 9to5Google.

First Place where Background playback Launch

The YouTube Music free tier changes will come in conjunction with the background playback that was first announced earlier this month and will arrive on November 3. The update is also seen as the first step for Canada, although YouTube has yet to reveal its “global expansion plans.” ”. This means that the impact of the new move will initially be limited to Canadian users.

Apple Music Voice

Earlier this week, Apple introduced Apple Music Voice as a new subscription tier for its YouTube Music rival, Apple Music. The new plan costs Rs. 49 (or the US $ 4.99) per month to offer streaming music exclusively through Siri. However, it does not include features such as spatial audio and lossless audio and access to music videos that will be exclusive to people who subscribe to Apple Music individual and family plans.

 

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