Google announced YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium in May 2018, But Google has started these services for the selected region only, Google has confirmed that over the months this service will be rolled out for rest of the world, Google has finally announced a wider international rollout of YouTube Music and related services in India, South Africa and parts of South America.
The complete list of countries which are part of this international rollout are as follows:
- South Africa
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
YouTube Music in India
YouTube Music enters into the music streaming segment in India, which recently became crowded thanks to the launch of Spotify in the country. YouTube has been the home for official releases of songs, albums as well as thousands of playlists, and a vast variety of remixes, covers, live performances and more. YouTube Music leverages this aspect of the video sharing platform, and augments it with paid services in the form of YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium.
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YouTube Premium then further builds up on this by extending the benefits throughout YouTube, and also brings in access to YouTube Originals. This is available for ₹129/month, and as a clarification, this already includes features of Music Premium.