Google's is introducing two new services, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, available in select locations starting Tuesday, May 22.
Google will combine its YouTube Red and Google Play Music subscription services into a brand new subscription package, YouTube's head of music Lyor Cohen has confirmed during today's panel session for the New Music Seminar conference in New York.
Following its official announcement less than two weeks ago, Google today formally launched a new music and video subscription service—YouTube Red.
In exchange for a monthly fee of $9.99, Red provides ad-free access to videos across all of YouTube, the ability to save clips and playlists for offline use and support for background playback. All these perks are available to Red members users across desktop, mobile and the web.
Due to Apple's 30 percent cut on In-App Purchases, Google has decided to raise Red's subscriptions on iOS devices to $12.99 per month in order to compensate for the Apple tax. A free 30-day trial of YouTube Red (US only) is available to those who want to try out the service and see if it's worth the asking price to them.