YouTube Music and Premium launched in South Africa

YouTube Premium
YouTube Premium


Finally! YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are launched in South Africa in a year or so after YouTube Music was launched in the USA. Just like with Spotify, South Africa is the first African country it launches in and I’ve got to say I am very happy about that whole service as I’ve been looking forward to trying it out. If you didn’t notice they launched at around the time when Spotify Celebrates a year in our shores

YouTube Music
YouTube Music

So for those who don’t know what’s up will the above-mentioned products. YouTube Music is, in essence, the product that’s going to gradually replace Google Play Music and then above and beyond that it has certain features that make it better than Google Play Music and then Youtube Premium is more of the umbrella subscription which has the normal YouTube and YouTube Music under one subscription unlike having to go subscribe to them individually. Please also note that by subscribing to the YouTube Premium you also get access to YouTube Original which is let’s say similar to Netflix Original Films or Shows meaning you get to see original Youtube Shows that were commissioned for the service. Please don’t forget that the special feature which made me subscribe to 3 months free trial of YouTube Music is the fact that if a song in YouTube Music and has a music video you can be able to switch between the audio format and then video format seamlessly.

YouTube Originals
YouTube Originals

So now let’s get to Prices.

YouTube Premium = R71.99

YouTube Music = R59.99

YouTube Premium Family (6 People) = R109.99

Are you joining YouTube Premium or YouTube Music and if so please share why in the comment section.


Author: Thabang Modau

The name is Takalani Modau but for some reasons I go by Thabang, I'm from Soweto. I'm a huge music fan, it doesn't matter what you bring to me as it's great I will bump to it. I live with my wife, son and my younger sister. I have a full time job as a uhm lets say Data Capturer. I spent most of my day with headsets on if I am not listening to something on Spotify then I am watching something on YouTube or Netflix. I have been blogging on and off since 2012, it started as a means of me sharing my views on certain things to people in general and so forth. . I hope you enjoy reading my blog. if you want to get in touch please hit me up on twitter.

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