Its been over 4 years since the search giant Google launched YouTube Music and YouTube Premium service (formally known as YouTubbe Red). The service has been available in over 70 countries including South Africa which happens to be the first African Market where it launched in March 2019. The search giant has now decided to extend its service to Nigeria, its second African market.
YouTube Music is no doubt one of the best music streaming apps, and YouTube itself is arguably the best video streaming platform.
We all know Nigerian artist has been making waves over the years in the music industry, we’ve seen several Nigerian artists been nominated for the Grammy’s and although we’ve only won just win, we’re happy with the fact that the world recognises Nigerian artist and their songs.
Bringing Youtube Premium and Music to Nigeria, Google wants to connect Nigerian Music lovers with their favourite artist, both local and international.
Ad-free YouTube Premium will allow you to watch YouTube videos and premium videos without ads while offering you video downloads feature, and background playback.
Exclusive YouTube Premium Features
- Videos across all of YouTube without ads.
- You can save videos to watch offline on your phone or tablet.
- Ability to play videos in the background
- Member-only access to new, original TV shows and movies from YouTube’s biggest creators
YouTube Music, on the other hand, comes with features you can already find on premium streaming apps like Apple Music, Spotify etc, however, it comes with a feature which allows you play/switch to the video of the song you’re listening to immediately without affecting your data consumption.
You can also enjoy YouTube Music for free and Google will give you 1-month free trial before your subscription begins. You can opt-out at any time and your account will be reverted back to free YouTube account.
YouTube premium subscriptions are also available in standard and Family Plans, to begin, simply visit www.youtube.com/premium. For those looking for a Spotify alternative, maybe YouTube Music can fill that gap for you.