In the month of February, Google combined YouTube and Play Music teams for offering the best product. Now it seems the previous move was a leap in working on single music service. The head of YouTube endorsed the fact that the company is in its process of planning to merge Google Play Music with YouTube Red.
The streaming business is finally going to step forward with Google setting to merge YouTube Red and Google Play Music in order to create an easy subscription for users to search for tunes without any suffering or confusion. When asked during the New Music Seminar conference, at New York, why YouTube Red isn’t popular with music, Lyor Cohen stated, “The important thing is combining YouTube Red and Google Play Music, and having one offering.” Cohen expressed that his ideas were aimed to educate consumers and bring them together in new subscriptions.
We know how confusedly complicated YouTube’s music ecosystem is. First, there’s YouTube Red which is capable of removing the pesky ads from videos. On the contrary, users can get their hands on Google Play Music absolutely free of cost. But how can one forget there’s the YouTube Music, which certainly gets better while users sign up for the aforementioned YouTube Red. YouTube TV, which is a separate service, is also a thing for long-term users. However, talking of the merger, it has been long rumored since a couple of months.
The giant, reportedly stated, “Music is very important to Google and we’re evaluating how to bring together our music offerings to deliver the best possible product for our users, music partners, and artists. Nothing will change for users today and we’ll provide plenty of notice before any changes are made.” Elaborating on the same, Google also notified that changes will be offered beforehand to users; though the timeframe of the rebranded service is still not confirmed.
At present YouTube Red is available in five countries, but tech savvies around the world cannot wait to make use of it. However, merging the services together will not be impacted by major changes as paying the one will offer users with the other one absolutely free of cost. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more updates about the service.