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YouTube Red has been revamped, renamed and repriced to make way for YouTube Music

YouTube Red has been revamped, renamed and repriced to make way for YouTube Music

YouTube has made some changes to its YouTube Red service, to pave the way for the platform's upcoming music streaming service.

Going forward, YouTube Red will now be called YouTube Premium, and the subscription cost per month has risen from $10 to $12. However, users already subscribed to YouTube Red will be upgraded to the new Premium service without the price rise.

The extra $2 will grant users access to YouTube Music, YouTube's new music streaming service. It'll offer everything one could want from a music resource; online streaming, ad-free music, background listening, and the ability to download music to listen to offline. 

It'll also offer YouTube Red's original perks which include ad-free videos, downloading and of course, creator content exclusive to Red. 

YouTube's music app and desktop player will launch today, but YouTube Premium will not arrive with it just yet.

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Danielle Partis is editor of PocketGamer.biz and former editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.

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