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YouTube Music is great if you are used to enjoying your favorite tracks on YouTube. However, the free version contains multiple ads and it won't run if your screen is off.

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YouTube Music is a music streaming application that allows you to explore, discover and listen to songs. Like the general YouTube app, the app recommends playlists based on your music taste and trends in your region. Developed y Google LLC this app replaces Google Play Music. In this article, we discuss some of the app’s key features, as well as some additional information.

Key Features

Here are some of the YouTube Music app’s main features:

  • Content: YouTube Music allows users to enjoy over 70 million official songs. This amazing library also includes live performances, remixes, unique tunes, and also different playlists generated by genre and/or activity.

  • YouTube Music Library: Keep track of what you enjoy! Thanks to this feature, you can monitor your favorite tracks, albums, and artists. It also allows you to create your personal playlists and compile the best songs to Workout, Relax, and Stay Focused.

  • Small Touches: Another great thing about the YouTube Music app is that it comes with small but game-changing features such as lyrics that will help you sing along, and the possibility to switch between music and music videos.

  • Music-based Mood: You can’t find music that matches your mood? YouTube Music has your back with different categories that include: Chill, Feel Good, Energy Booster, Sleep, Focus, Romance, Workout, Commute, and Party.

YouTube Music vs Spotify

You might wonder which option is better: YouTube Music or Spotify? Here’s a little comparison:

  • Free Versions: Both services provide free versions, however, both contain multiple ads and poor quality. Spotify won’t let you skip songs more than 6 times and won’t let you search songs individually either. On the other hand, YouTube Music doesn’t run in the background and won’t allow you to listen to your favorite tracks if your screen is off.

  • Content: YouTube Music, as its name suggests it, focuses on music and music videos. In comparison, Spotify also offers tons of podcasts.

  • Discover: In order to allow users discover new songs, both services have a specific algorithm. However, while Spotify provides Discover Daily, up to six personalized daily mixes, and charts, YouTube Music has only three mixes and the option to browse music by mood and genre is more limited.

Is YouTube Music Safe?

It seems that the app has no history of security issues or abusive data collecting. Because the app is developed by Google LLC their Privacy policy apply - and we recommend reading them in order to take note of the way YouTube Music uses your data.

When it comes to safety, especially if you are a parent, that the level of sexual and violent content varies from one video to another.

Is YouTube Music Free?

How much is YouTube Music? You can download and use this app for free. However, in order to enjoy ad-free music, as well as the possibility to play tracks in the background, you need the Premium version that costs $9.99 a month.

System Requirements

The required Android version to run the YouTube Music app varies with devices.

You can also download the YouTube Music APK for iPhone.
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