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Google Launches YouTube Music Key: Ad-Free Music For $8 Per Month

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    Google launches YouTube Music Key ad-free music for 8 per month - Liliputing (click for full article)

    11/12/2014 at 1:35 PM by Brad Linder

    -- Want to find a song? It’s probably on YouTube… but you might have to watch an ad before you can stream it, or put up with the occasional take-down notice when a song is uploaded without permission from the artist (or record label).

    Now there’s a new way to stream music from YouTube. Google is launching YouTube Music Key beta, a subscription-based service that lets you stream millions of songs, ad-free.

    YouTube Music Key also lets you download music so you can listen when you’re offline.

    You can access the new service in a web browser, but if you use the YouTube apps for Android and iOS, you also now get to keep listening to music even when the screen is off or the app is running in the background.

    YouTube Music Key is officially priced at $9.99 per month, but Google’s offering a promotional price of $7.99 per month for folks who sign up early. That price also includes a subscription to Google Play Music All Access, which means you can stream tunes without watching the videos and access the recently-launched curated playlist features.

    It also means that if you’re currently a Play Music All Access subscriber, canceling your subscription and signing up for YouTube Music Key might actually save you $2 per month.

    YouTube Music Key is currently in beta and you’ll have to request an invitation before you can start using the service — although The Verge notes that Play Music subscribers will be able to start using the beta immediately (I guess that’s one reason not to cancel your subscription).
     
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    Thieves.
     
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    YouTube Music Key will be available in beta in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Finland and Ireland. You can sign up to request access to the beta and receive more information about the service here:

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    So basically Google has been undermining YouTube's usefulness with more Ads and more unskippable Ads so they can introduce a paid service. It would seem to open the door for competitors.
     
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    Ha, what absolute nonsense. An optional service, don't want it, don't buy it. Of course that simple concept always escapes you. I am not going to buy the service but I think some people will find it worth the price and buy it.
     
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    Lol, what concept is that exactly? Just because I wouldn't be subject to a rip off, doesn't mean that they're not thieves.

    Just read Jon747's post (right above your petulant blitherings) for your answer as to why they're thieves. You have trouble "figurin' stuff out" don't you.
     

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