Google is launching a revamped version of YouTube Music, which is set to replace Google Play Music in the future.
The revamped YouTube Music will cost $9.99 per month and will reportedly be a Spotify-like service which will provide predictive playlists and suggestions.
The new YouTube Music streaming service will also feature a new mobile app and desktop player.
CNet reported that the company’s YouTube Red will be renamed to YouTube Premium, and will bundle YouTube Music with ad-free original shows for $12 a month.
Google Play Music subscribers will then receive a YouTube Music Premium membership as part of their subscription each month.
“And if you use Google Play Music, nothing will change – you’ll still be able to access all of your purchased music, uploads, and playlists in Google Play Music just like always,” said Google.
YouTube Music will launch in the US, South Korea, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand on 22 May, and will become available in another 14 countries in the following weeks.
It is currently not clear when YouTube Music will launch in South Africa.
YouTube is encouraging users to “pre-order” the service on its YouTube Music is coming soon page.