YouTube Music: Can it beat Spotify and Deezer?

Everything you need to know about the new version of the streaming app that failed in 2015

YouTube Music: Can you beat Spotify and Deezer?

YouTube is the most popular video platform on the Internet. However, to listen to music, users prefer applications such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music. To compete with these giants of streaming, YouTube relaunched its musical platform and this time promises not to be a technological fiasco like its previous proposal.

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The company of Google presented last May 22 YouTube Music, an app available for smartphones, tablets and desktop computers, which collects millions of songs, official albums, video clips and radio broadcasts made by renowned artists.

In 2015 YouTube had already presented a similar proposal, but the failures and lack of efficiency experienced by users led the experiment to failure. In this new version, YouTube adds new tools and improves the interface, promising an even more pleasant experience than the one offered in Spotify or Deezer.

The good thing about YouTube Music

The application is free download but has a premium version without advertising and other benefits. For YouTube Red members it will cost $ 9.99 per month. The new subscribers will have to benefit from a monthly fee of 11.99 dollars.

Among the most important utilities of the application is the 'Mixtape', a kind of radio that is built taking into account the user's musical preferences and the content rating with the thumbs up or down icon. The Mixtape also offers offline functionality, but in this case, the playlist can only support up to 100 songs.

YouTube Music also includes a pause button that improves the construction of music libraries. This button is not in the playback screen, but in the privacy and location settings. During the pause nothing is added to the history and only the songs marked with the thumb-up icon are taken into account.

According to the comments of several users on the network, premium accounts can download albums, playlists, videos and the Offline Mixtape more easily than Spotify.



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The bad of YouTube Music

Critics of this new YouTube tool focus on the lack of creativity with an interface that mimics that of Spotify, the absence of library administration and the limitations to classify music that does not include a selection by decade, genre or musical style.

YouTube Music is currently available only in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Mexico. It is expected that in the coming months the application can be downloaded in Canada and 13 other European countries.



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Latin American Post | Krishna Jaramillo

Translated from "YouTube Music: ¿Podrá superar a Spotify y Deezer?"

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