Nerdful Things – YouTube Music/YouTube Premium
I’ve been a subscriber of Google Play Music for over a year. I started off on Deezer, then Spotify and then settled with Google Play Music. I’d used Google for ages prior, loving the ability to upload my own music library and listen to it out and about. Last night, I was reading up on YouTube Music and figured I’d download it.
I selected some artists I like and listened to my ‘mixtape’. It is so much better than my recommendations on Google Play Music and I love the fact I can watch the music videos or turn them off and just have the songs themselves. So far I am impressed. I then started reading up on YouTube Premium seeing as it is part of YouTube Music Premium. I’ll be honest, there isn’t much content on YouTube Originals – the only thing I’m interested in is Kobra Kai but for £3 more than my Google Play Music subscription (I have the family plan) the fact I can watch YouTube without ads is well worth it and hopefully the YouTube Originals content improves over time as an added bonus.
So I cancelled my GPM subscription – by bill date is the 25th so it was good timing. I then set up YouTube Premium and, seeing as I’m paid up until Monday, I had a 21p pro rated charge – a very pleasant surprise as I thought I would pay the full amount today. A very welcome surprise. The main thing I love about Google is the simplicity. You do something, they do their bit and boom – done.
The YouTube app doesn’t really change aside from the ‘Premium’ displayed at the top; just below that there are icons for ‘Music app’ and ‘Originals’ so you can flick over to the music app or go straight to the Originals content. The YouTube Music app is very polished and, once the playlists from GPM migrate over and the ability to add your own library again, it will be perfect! I’m curious as to whether they will integrate podcasts – there’s no mention so far as far as I can see…
They offer a free trial for new users so they’re definitely worth a look! Let me know what you think in the comments below!
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