Apple Music competitor? YouTube to launch music streaming service 'Remix' in March

Apple Music competitor? YouTube to launch music streaming service 'Remix' in March

Apple Music competitor? YouTube to launch music streaming service 'Remix' in March

At the moment, Spotify boasts over 140 million monthly users while Apple Music has over 30 million subscribers.

Right now there's no rumored price point for the cost if this new service, and there likely won't be until it gets closer to the rumored launch date.

The company has now extended the region of availability of its Amazon Echo and Amazon Music Play to 28 more countries. Based on the light details YouTube has plans to offer parts of what Google Play Music offers, and parts of what YouTube Red offers, blending together an on-demand streaming service for music similar to Spotify and video clips like what you'd find on YouTube Red, perhaps for music videos.

Google has dabbled in music streaming before with ad-free music videos and the launch of subscription service YouTube Red in 2016. There's Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and even Google's own option, Google Play Music.

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Some other reports say that in order to provide official contents to this service, Warner Music Group has signed with a few prestigious channels such as Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group. They're also in talks with Merlin, a consortium of various independent labels. Earlier this week, the former removed its YouTube streaming service from some of the latter's devices, including Amazon Fire TV and the Echo Show, which caused a war of words between the two companies.

Back in July this year, YouTube's head of music confirmed that Google Play Music and YouTube Red would be merged to create a new streaming service. Further, you can access the service on the web, iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Echo devices, and FireTV. Let us know by leaving a comment below! And record company executives have been criticizing Google for not being able to monetize and compensate them properly, given that a huge number of YouTube users "listen" to music videos on the service.

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