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Reports: YouTube Close to Launching Music Streaming...

Posted by: Jason Tate (10/24/13)
Billboard is reporting that YouTube is close to launching their very own music streaming service.
One big added feature could be the ability to stream full albums. Currently, not all songs in an album are available on YouTube because artists generally select one or two tracks from any single album to feature in a music video. A second potential premium feature would be offline cacheing of songs and videos so users can listen on their mobile devices even when they're not connected or when they're trying to save on bandwidth costs or battery consumption. Finally, the removal of ads would almost certainly be a feature in the premium offering, sources said.
 
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11:01 AM on 10/24/13
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Why
11:09 AM on 10/24/13
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Doesn't Google already have one of these? Or is that like Pandora?
11:10 AM on 10/24/13
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This is awesome new. YT continuing to dominate.
11:12 AM on 10/24/13
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Doesn't Google already have one of these? Or is that like Pandora?
Yeah, Google Play Music.
11:23 AM on 10/24/13
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If I could collect money from ad revenue, and the interface was strong/differentiated and focused on music quality, I would definitely release an album on youtube.

All these streaming sites seem to following a similar business plan that doesn't really work or make sense to me intuitively, I'll keep a little bit of hope alive that youtube will at least attempt to do it differently.
11:28 AM on 10/24/13
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who doesnt have 1 now
11:31 AM on 10/24/13
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this makes sense with the forthcoming "stream audio in the background" feature being added to the android youtube app
11:33 AM on 10/24/13
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Right, maybe I'm missing the point, but how is this different from Google Play? YouTube will allow me to have a visual component? Are people really clamoring for that?
11:50 AM on 10/24/13
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I think this is a defensive move against iTunes Radio, honestly. New Apple thing gets a lot of publicity, Google's gonna want to have something gets just as much publicity.
11:54 AM on 10/24/13
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cool. always open to new attempts at innovation.
01:42 PM on 10/24/13
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The ads on Youtube have ruined that site for me.
02:17 PM on 10/24/13
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Play Music already exists. Just mix them together. This is a quick money grab.
02:29 PM on 10/24/13
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this should definitely have happened already
02:55 PM on 10/24/13
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Then it's not YouTube then, is it? Isn't a Tube slang for a TV? If you can't see the music how is it YouTube related?

Don't they have another streaming service already? Why do I care so much about this?
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