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YouTube Red music streaming service to rival Spotify is substantially coming to the UK this year

YOUTUBE could launch a music streaming service in the UK after this year, according to the company’s CEO.

The YouTube Red streaming service – which is already accessible in the USA – will arrive in “a hundred” some-more countries in 2018, and the UK is almost certain to be among them, The Sun has learned.

 Google's ad-free YouTube Red service has been accessible in the US given 2014
Google’s ad-free YouTube Red service has been accessible in the US given 2014

A top tech researcher told us that the height is likely to launch in the UK as shortly as the center of 2018.

Google launched YouTube Red back in 2014, charity it up as an ad-free choice to YouTube.

The locate was that users indispensable to compensate a monthly subscription fee, which is set at $9.99 in the USA.

The service was creatively launched as Music Key, providing ad-free music streaming and music videos, but was relaunched to embody videos in 2015.

It’s now accessible in a tiny preference of countries, including the USA, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Mexico.

 YouTube's CEO sees YouTube Red as essentially a music service, despite hosting videos too
YouTube’s CEO sees YouTube Red as essentially a music service, despite hosting videos too

Google has been gripping still about an expansion, but CEO Susan Wojcicki says the service will be going global in 2018.

She also combined that YouTube Red is “really a music service”, suggesting that it’s a music rival to Spotify rather than a video rival to Netflix.

That said, YouTube Red now offers a far-reaching operation of strange video content, which does put it in approach foe with Netflix and Amazon Video.

Sadly, YouTube hasn’t reliable either the underline will come to the UK specifically.

Speaking to The Sun, a YouTube orator said: “We don’t have plans to announce at this time.”

 

However, it’s very likely that the UK will be among YouTube Red’s global launch countries, given how big a participation Google and YouTube have in Britain.

We spoke to tech consultant Daniel Ives, who suggested that Google is likely to launch YouTube Red in the UK very soon.

“YouTube Red has had an temperament predicament over the last few months and now finally appears to be back on track,” explains Ive, who works at top investigate organisation GBH Insights.

He combined that we’d see England, France and Germany apropos a “focus for a midst 2018 launch”.


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