On Monday (June 18), YouTube announced the launch of YouTube Premium (formerly known as YouTube Red), as well as the expansion of YouTube Music to include 12 more countries. The service is now officially available to everyone in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, and is being rolled out in Austria, Canada, Finland France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Released in late May, the YouTube Music streaming services offers a free platform, as well as an ad-free platform for subscribers. Both include features like recommendations, playlists and smart search. Those that subscribe for $9.99/month are also able to download music.