YouTube Music will offer background playback support for unpaid users, restrict video playback
US tech conglomerate Google has plans to turn its free YouTube Music tier into an audio-only experience. The app will allow background listening for unpaid users, but video playback will be limited to Premium subscribers. According to Mashable, the change, which is slated for Nov. 3, will begin in Canada. There are no details yet on when or how much Google will roll out these changes.
Currently, unpaid YouTube Music users do not have the ability to listen to a track in the background or when their device is locked, which limits the usefulness of the app, especially when listening in. shift. However, these same users can watch videos associated with music while playing. The upcoming review of YouTube Music’s level system will change both of these things, allowing background listening but removing the ability to watch videos in the app for unpaid users.
Here’s how a Community Manager at Google explained the features for unpaid users: – Listen to music in the background.
– Random play of custom mixes. – Find the perfect mood mixes for activities like workouts, commuting, and more.
– Explore millions of songs and thousands of playlists for free. Meanwhile, paid subscribers will have access to the same capabilities, but will also be able to listen to songs on demand, watch in-app videos at their leisure, skip songs whenever they want, and listen to commercials uninterrupted.
The experience for free users will be closer to listening to the radio, although they can still listen to songs that they have personally uploaded to YouTube Music on demand. Those who want to watch music videos will still have the option to do so through the standard YouTube app, according to Mashable. (ANI)
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