YouTube Announces Paid Subscription Music Service YouTube Music Key

YouTube has spent some time working on a paid subscription service that would let users listen to music without ads. Today, it has announced YouTube Music Key which is now in beta.

YouTube Music Key is a monthly subscription-based service that will provide viewers with ad-free music, background play, and even offline viewing. It will cost $7.99 a month, which has been discounted from $9.99 a month, and will also come with a subscription to Google Play Music.

Users will already notice the new home for music on the YouTube app for Android and iOS platforms as well as The new location will show a person’s favorite music and videos along with recommended music playlists based on what the user is into in addition to playlists featuring trending music across YouTube.

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The YouTube Music Key service is currently in beta and, for those who receive an invite through their app or email, will be able to try it out for free for six months.

Would you prefer to deal with the ads on YouTube, or is the concept of paying a monthly subscription for ad-free music and videos an appealing one?