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
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.
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.