Google Seen Readying Rivals To Apple Music, Amazon Echo Show

Google Seen Readying Rivals To Apple Music, Amazon Echo Show

YouTube plans to introduce a paid music service in March, according to people familiar with the matter, a third attempt by parent company Alphabet Inc.to catch up with rivals Spotify and Apple Inc. As such, it will offer both video and music streaming. At the moment, Spotify boasts over 140 million monthly users while Apple Music has over 30 million subscribers. The music service will help raise revenue for music labels. The new streaming service, which is said to be called Remix, will include Spotify-style on-demand streaming along with YouTube-only elements like video clips.

Are you excited about the Echo family and Amazon Music Unlimited coming to your country? Yet major record labels say the growth would be even more significant if not for YouTube, which they criticize for not compensating them enough, considering how much people use the site to listen to tunes.

"Music is very important to Google and we're evaluating how to bring together our music offerings to deliver the best possible product for our users, music partners and artists".

Amazon Music Unlimited was launched in the US previous year.

Along with expanding the Amazon Music Unlimited, the company also revealed that the Echo would also begin shipping to these countries, "enabling customers who purchase devices at www.amazon.com/echo, the ability to experience Amazon Music Unlimited with the power and simplicity of natural voice controls in English, powered by Alexa, Amazon's cloud-based voice service". They're also in talks with Merlin, a consortium of various independent labels. Further, you can access the service on the web, iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Echo devices, and FireTV.

Amazon Music Unlimited is a separate service that offers a wider selection than Prime Music.

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