YouTube Music differentiates itself from services like Spotify and Apple Music by focusing on music videos instead of just audio. But it still offers official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find songs. Matt Sayer is a technology writer and editorial engineer for Finder, combining industry expertise with data-driven solutions to help people make better decisions. His extensive portfolio spans investigate reporting on the roll-out of 5G, statistical analysis on the legacy of E3 and guides for popular products like mobile phones and smart speakers.
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It's really good, but it's not enough to pull me away from Spotify. I love that album art dominates the page and that it's mostly filled with music and artists that Google knows I like. If you share your location, it can also recommend music based on where you are.
Download content for offline playback Expansive video options Student rates available Subscribing to artists through the app is separate from regular YouTube account subscirptions. Local file support is limited Audio quality Clunky interface Confusing to understand their different services. YouTube Music Premium is a great streaming service if you enjoy watching live performances, music videos, and covers. Its vast library is easy to get lost in. Audio quality falls short compared to the competition, but it's a viable option for anyone who needs to take their music on-the-go without incurring monthly overage charges from a network provider. The days of owning music, be it in physical or digital form, are long gone.