YouTube Red to be merged with Google Play Music

YouTube Red to be merged with Google Play Music

Internet search giant Google has confirmed that it is working on a plan to merge its YouTube Red service with Google Play Music in order to create a new sleek and streamlined service.

Speaking at a recently-held panel session for the New Music Seminar conference in New York, Google Music chief Lyor Cohen said that the company needed to merge the two services to attract new subscribers.

Making the announcement, Cohen said, “Music is very important to Google and we're evaluating how to bring together our music offerings to deliver the best possible product for our users … important thing is combining YouTube Red and Google Play Music, and having one offering.”

The tech giant stressed tat users would be provided with plenty of notices before making any major changes.

YouTube Red, which is available in the United States, is a subscription service that offers advert-free music as well as video streaming.

Google has revealed its plans to bring the two services together in light of increasing competition from rivals like Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music and Spotify.

News: 
Location: 
Company: 

Popular Stories

Facebook preparing to demote slow-loading stories on News Feed

Facebook, the world’s largest social network, is... Read More

Facebook reportedly working on dedicated video chat device

Social-networking giant Facebook is reportedly... Read More

Mario Draghi was right in keeping inflation expectations low

The European Central Bank’s president, Mario Draghi... Read More

Sprint reportedly proposes merger with Charter

Seeking an alternative to a deal with T-Mobile USA... Read More

Barclays results depict bleak picture of South African economy

Johannesburg-based Barclays Africa Group’s... Read More

Barclays Africa reports decline in first-half income

Barclays Africa Group Limited on Thursday reported... Read More