YouTube has announced the launch of YouTube Premium (formerly known as YouTube Red), and 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 introduced in Austria, Canada, Finland France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Released in late May, the YouTube Music streaming service 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 US$9.99/month are also able to download music.
Anyone who subscribes to Google Play Music will also automatically receive access to YouTube Music Premium.