Android/iOS: Google launched YouTube Music in Australia today, an app that taps into the massive collection of music on YouTube to create personalised radio stations.
Previously launched in the US last November, YouTube Music is on par with something like Pandora, where it’s all about discovery. Type in the name of an artist, and YouTube Music creates an endless playlist of tracks pulled from YouTube. As you’d expect, you can create personalised stations that match our tastes or explore a variety of music by genre. You customise stations with a slider let’s you pick how adventurous you’re feeling alongside the standard thumbs up/thumbs down option for tracks. With YouTube’s gigantic library of music, this should provide all kinds of interesting niche stuff you otherwise you wouldn’t find on other streaming services. Of course, instead of just streaming music tracks, you’ll also get video.
YouTube Red subscribers get a few extra features, including ad-free music, the ability to play music in the background, an offline discovery feature and an audio-only mode. If you download the app now, you’ll also get a free 14-day trial of YouTube Red to check it out.