YouTube’s Streaming Music Service Won’t Launch Until Q2 or Later

April 5, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We’ve been hearing about YouTube’s streaming music service for quite a while now, and in fact it was even rumored to launch early this year. Although we are still a bit confused as to why Google would have two streaming music services. Right now it’s looking like Google has delayed their streaming music service until Q2 or later. According to this new report, it looks like Google wants to launch the service with a high profile. Citing those familiar with the situation, Google wants to release a product that is “polished” and differentiates its self from other competitors out there.

The expected service is supposedly going to be available for free with ads, or $10/month ad-free. Which is the same price as Google Play Music All Access, which is what is pretty confusing to the most of us. Why have two products that does streaming music? We’re sure Google has their reasons, it’s just a bit confusing to us right now. Perhaps YouTube will feature more “up and coming” artists than Google Play Music does, which would be an awesome idea in my opinion. As its great to hear music from up and coming artists, and even local artists. Being from Detroit, it’s great to hear the next Eminem or Big Sean pop up on YouTube or Google Play Music.

Right now Google Play Music All Access is available for $9.99/month and offers access to Google’s entire library of music. It’s a great deal, and one I’ve been using since it debuted last summer. It’s looking like Google is going to announce their YouTube Streaming music service at Google I/O this year which takes place in June, in San Francisco. How many of our readers are excited for the YouTube Streaming Music service, or whatever Google decides to call it? I think  it’ll be a unique service, especially since it’ll be their second streaming music service.