You don't need a subscription to listen to podcasts on YouTube Music in the background, while casting or when offline without an internet connection.
You might soon need YouTube Premium to watch videos in 4K resolution
You might soon have to get a paid YouTube Premium subscription, which costs $12/month, just to watch videos in 4K resolution on your computer or tablet.
How to cancel YouTube Premium from your iPhone
YouTube Premium offers ad-free videos, offline downloads in YouTube Music, new experimental features like Picture-in-Picture, unlocks exclusive videos, and more. However, if you no longer wish to continue your YouTube Premium membership, here’s how to cancel it using your iPhone or iPad.
YTMusicVolume adds the missing volume slider YouTube Music’s Now Playing interface
While Apple Music and Spotify are some of the go-to choices for online music streaming, another major contender in this space is YouTube Music, which provides a seemingly endless library of music sourced directly from YouTube.
After signing up for YouTube Premium, one of the first things I did was download the YouTube Music app so that I could enjoy ad-free music streaming without paying an additional fee for a music streaming service. But I noticed something was missing from the app’s Now Playing interface – namely, a volume slider.
New ‘rasperry’ tweak keeps YouTube playing in the background when you close the app
YouTube’s background media playback is a feature in both the YouTube and YouTube Music apps is typically reserved for Premium users who pay a monthly subscription fee. This same subscription also unlocks other creature comforts including ad-free playback.
Fortunately for jailbreakers, background playback and an ad-free listening experience don’t necessarily require an active subscription, as jailbreak tweaks made specifically for the YouTube and YouTube Music apps can lift the frustrating subscription requirement.
The best music apps for kids on iPhone and iPad
Plenty of things have changed since we were kids. But one thing that hasn’t is that children love music. Dancing and singing along to their favorite tunes is fun. And just because song lyrics might not be quite as, well, wholesome (for lack of a better word) as they used to be, you can still find songs that are appropriate for your child.
These music apps are made just for kids. The tunes are upbeat, lively, and don’t contain nasty words or innuendos. So if you’re looking for a safe music app that you can let your child enjoy, check out this list of music apps for kids on iPhone and iPad.
These tweaks can improve the YouTube & YouTube Music experiences on iOS
Both YouTube and YouTube Music are among some of the most popular entertainment apps available for the iOS platform, but that fact alone doesn’t mean that the services themselves are flawless. Many users share similar gripes when it comes to using these apps, whether it’s too many ads or lack of user configuration.
Fortunately, there are add-ons that can augment the user experience in these apps, and a newly released set of free jailbreak tweaks dubbed YouTube Music Reborn and YouTube Reborn by iOS developer SarahH12099 are absolutely worth checking out if you align yourself with either of the aforementioned complaint cases.
YouTube Music is rolling out an Explore tab to make discovering new music even easier
Being able to find and listen to the music you already know and love is an important aspect of streaming services, but so is discoverability of new tracks and artists you might like. And YouTube Music is adding a new tab to help with that.
YouTube Music for iOS launches song lyrics
Just a day after Apple brought the real-time Apple Music lyrics feature from iOS to macOS via the macOS Catalina 10.15.4 update, which released yesterday, Google has now added a similar lyrics feature of its own to its official YouTube Music app for iPhone and iPad.