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YouTube will not allow you to watch music videos unless you go premium


It looks like YouTube is really trying to get its users to pay for its premium service that lets you watch your favorite videos ad-free. Its latest move will bring some changes to the way users listen to their favorite tracks, as it looks like starting next month, free subscribers will no longer be able to watch music videos on the platform. However, this change will shake things up with YouTube’s music streaming service as well.

Google has announced that it is going to make changes to its music streaming service called YouTube Music, which is perhaps the best method for playing the music you can find on YouTube, and it also has access to the millions of songs offered by other streaming services. The biggest change to the service is that free users will be able to play music in the background. However, there is no such thing as a free dinner, which means the company will also include new restrictions for free YouTube Music users.

Changes are coming next month, as a new service update will start implementing these changes from November 3, 2021.
“Along with this update, some features will become exclusive to YouTube Music Premium listeners, such as on-demand music selection and unlimited skips. These changes are coming to Canada first, and we will keep everyone updated on plans for global expansion.

Those who listen to music for free with ads will now be able to

  • listen to music in the background
  • Shuffle play custom mixes (made just for you!)
  • find the perfect mood mixes for activities like training, on the go and more
  • explore millions of songs and thousands of playlists, for free

Those who pay for a YouTube Premium subscription will be able to enjoy additional exclusive benefits, such as the ability to

  • listen to songs on demand
  • watch videos on YouTube Music
  • skip tracks an unlimited number of times
  • enjoy YouTube Music ad-free

These changes will affect Canadian users first, so we don’t know when or if these changes will happen in other countries. Still, the company says it plans to expand globally. Anyway, I think I’ll stick with my current music streaming service. I’m more than sure I can live without streaming music videos on YouTube, so no Premium for me either.

Source Google Support

Via Android Police