YouTube Music is a streaming app primarily designed for Android and iOS mobile devices. The app lets individuals search for music from their favorite artists, enjoy playlists, and access 30 million musical tracks.
- Stream unlimited music for free
- Over 30 million recordings to choose from
- Integrate with YouTube Red for more features
- Free to use
- Millions of music tracks
- More than just studio recordings available
- More features require a YouTube Red subscription
- Cannot create playlists
- YouTube generated playlists are hit or miss
People have used YouTube ever since it was launched to listen to musical performances. Although the platform is centered on videos, YouTube has also become a repository for songs and entire albums. Many artists now create a lyric video for every single they release because the format is so popular. YouTube Music is an app that lets users access the entire YouTube music library with an app for Android and iOS phones and tablets. It's a large library, too, with about 30 million tracks available for streaming. The service can be used for free, but those who have a YouTube Red subscription will find that the features of the app are expanded. The free version allows individuals to search by artist, song, album, or genre. This is common to all streaming services. What YouTube Music has that other services do not, however, are things like footage from concerts. It is also possible to access karaoke tracks with the app. Want to learn how to tune or play the guitar? There are tracks for that. There are also spoken word tracks, and users can listen to things like TED talks. Using the app for music streaming is unlike playing music with YouTube itself. Search results in the app have been optimized for music, so searching on a certain keyword will only return music tracks that relate to that keyword. One drawback is that the app will not allow users to create their own playlists. Instead, YouTube will create a playlist for you based on what it thinks are your preferences. As you can imagine, this feature is hit or miss. Most users will simply search on the title of a song they want to hear.