What you need to know
- YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium services have expanded to 14 new markets.
- Both services are now available in 95 countries around the world.
- Google has also started offering student memberships in Egypt.
YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium memberships are now available in these 14 new locations:
- American Samoa
- Cayman Islands
- French Guyana
- French Polynesia
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- U.S. Virgin Islands
While discounted Student memberships are being offered in Egypt, customers in Belarus can not subscribe to family plans currently.
Back in February, Google announced that its YouTube Premium and YouTube Music services surpassed the 20 million subscribers milestone. Even though the number isn't dismal, Google's paid music services are still way behind rivals such as Spotify and Apple Music. Google's YouTube Music and Play Music combined are estimated to have around 15 million paid subscribers currently. Spotify has over 130 million paid subscribers, while Apple Music has more than 60 million.
YouTube Premium membership service offers several benefits such as access to YouTube Music Premium, YouTube Originals, background play on mobile devices, ad-free videos, and the ability to download your favorite videos to watch offline.
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