YouTube Music now free on Google Home, Assistant-powered smart speakers

    YouTube Music can now be streamed for free on Google Home speakers and Assistant-powered speakers. The free YouTube streaming experience however comes with ads.
    By INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
    | Updated on May 04 2020, 10:30 PM IST
    Google Home smart speakers now support YouTube Music.
    Google Home smart speakers now support YouTube Music. (REUTERS)
    Google Home smart speakers now support YouTube Music.
    Google Home smart speakers now support YouTube Music. (REUTERS)

    Google-owned YouTube is now offering its music streaming service for free on Google Home as well as other Assistant-powered smart speakers.

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    "With YouTube Music and Google Home, you can ask Google Home to play the right music for any moment or mood and YouTube Music will play the perfect station," James Goddard, Software Engineer for YouTube Music, wrote in a blog post.

    Along with a free 30-day trial, YouTube Premium subscribers would be allowed to request specific albums, songs, artists and playlists on-demand along with other player controls like unlimited skips and song replay.

    YouTube Music's Premium pack costs $9.99 a month in international markets. To take on other music players, the services launched in India last month and costs 99 a month.

    "If you already have a Google Home, navigate to Account Settings in your Google Home app, tap Services and select Music. Select YouTube Music as the default music service," Goddard said.

    The free, ad-supported YouTube Music is available on smart speakers in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, and Austria.

    In some time, the feature would roll out to more countries also, Goddard added.

     

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