YouTube launches music subscription service
YouTube Music Key will be available starting from $7.99 per month
YouTube has announced the launch of its long-awaited music subscription service, YouTube Music Key.
The new service, which starts at a price of $7.99 per month allows users to stream ad-free music videos and to download them for offline use.
"You've asked us for ways to listen to music without ads, to keep playing music videos even if you lock the screen or start using another app, and to play music even if you're not connected to the Internet. That's why today we're introducing YouTube Music Key beta" YouTube said in its blog.
YouTube Music Key will be first available through an invite to its "biggest music fans", who can try out the beta version for six months at no charge.
The subscription will also include access to Google Play Music.