More about YouTube Music
After a long wait, YouTube finally launched a music-only version that lets you stream music similar to its video streaming app.
The app itself is largely Google Play Music with a fresh coat of paint and music videos. YouTube has been putting in the work to improve upon Google’s previous attempts at music streaming, and it might be closer to accomplishing that.
YouTube Music is a state-of-the-art latest Music app. The app allows Android users to find the desired music easily. Also, discover the latest hit music. It automatically sends you recommendations and playlists based on your context, taste, and trends happening in your surrounding area.
This is a new music streaming service from YouTube. You can add your favorite artists to YouTube music. Also, it provides you with official releases of your ideal artists.
Home Screen and Tabs:
YouTube Music is an extremely simple app. When you open it you’ll find a dark theme. There are three tabs: Home, Hotlist, and Library. As you’d expect, this is the place where you will find all of your downloads, saved music, recently played songs, and playlists.
Also, you can see everything that you have liked and the artists you have subscribed to. YouTube has kept the same subscription structure for following an artist that exists on the video version of the service.
The home tab is the screen you first see when you open the app. It’s a constantly updated list of music and videos tailored to your taste and your location. When you first sign up for YouTube Music, it’ll ask you to pick a handful of artists that you like, and the tailoring process will begin.
Like most streaming services, as you listen and like or dislike songs, the recommendations will continue to improve. What’s impressive here is how the home screen flawlessly mixes video and audio.
Hotlist and Music Search on YouTube Music
The Hotlist is essentially YouTube’s trending page for music. All the hottest tracks and top lists are presented under this tab and it also depends on your region and will give you suggestions according to your location.
Thanks to the service’s integration with Google Assistant music search on YouTube is easy. You can search with phrases and hints and the results can be surprising. Just type in some lyrics or sentences in the song and it will bring out the desired results.
Right now, you can’t change the audio quality of YouTube Music. There is no option in the settings menu, so you’re stuck at YouTube Music’s default quality of 128kbps (AAC on mobile, OPUS for web) with a good connection and 64kbps in poor network conditions. YouTube will add an audio quality selector and a higher bitrate option.
Finding the music and its paid version
YouTube Music allows you to find the following easily and efficiently. YouTube Music offers a similar type of perk through their regular Premium plan. Those who sign up for a Youtube Premium account get automatic access to Youtube Music Premium and Youtube Originals.
You can search for the song even if you don’t know the name of the song. Simply type in the lyrics or describe the song.
Music Premium feature allows you to listen to music ad-free. Moreover, listen to music even when the screen is locked or when you are using other apps. Music plays uninterrupted.
You can also download your favorite music by enabling its offline feature. The app also provides downloading Music Premium free for one month time.
YouTube Music Premium costs $9.99/month or $99.99/year. The Family plan costs $14.99/month and includes up to six accounts. College students can get the service for $4.99/month. You’ll need to confirm your student status with SheerID to be eligible.
Technical file information
- Package name:
- 6.40.52 (64052230)
- File size:
- 38.3 MB
- February 23, 2024
- Minimum Android version:
- Android 7.0 (Nougat, API 24)
- Screen DPI:
Older Versions of YouTube Music:
What's new in this version of YouTube Music?
- Change up your routine with the new Discover Mix, a personalized playlist with songs you’ll love based on what you listen to the most. With a new set of songs each Wednesday, there is always more to explore.