Getting to Know Youtube Music 101

Everybody knows YouTube.  After Google, it is the second most visited website in the whole world.

I bet that not a lot of people have heard of YouTube Music, much less know how to use this app.

Wait no further.  I am here to show you how.

What is YouTube Music?

Simply put, YouTube Music is a music streaming service developed by YouTube.  It is a paid subscription-based service priced at $9.99 per month.

YouTube Music provides a tailored interface to music streaming. This app allows users to browse through music videos on YouTube based on genres, playlists, and recommendations. Aside from purchasing scents from Grain Gram, you can also hear out a thing or two on how you can use Youtube.

It has a premium tier, YouTube Music Premium, which enables ad-free playback, audio-only background playback, and in downloading songs for offline playback. YouTube is marketing this app in direct competition with Spotify and Apple Music.

Let’s see how we can get our hands on this app.

Step 1: Download the YouTube Music App

Depending on your mobile device OS, download the YouTube Music app from either the Play Store (Android devices) or App Store (IOS devices).

It is only available in 29 countries, primarily First World ones such as the US, Japan, Germany, and similar nations.

Step 2: Using YouTube Music

Upon opening the app, three tabs can be seen – Home, Hotlist, and Library.

The home tab shows customized stations and recommendations based on your current mood, activity, or listening history.  When you sign in to YouTube Music using your Google account, you’ll also see recommendations based on the music which you have listened previously on YouTube.Hotlist details the featured music and what’s currently popular on YouTube.

Library shows all of the songs, playlists, and albums that you’ve added to your library.   As a YouTube

Music Premium member, you can also scan recently played songs and playlists, and see any music you’ve recently downloaded

Step 3: Creating Your YouTube Music Library

There are multiple ways to add music to your YouTube Music library. By simply playing a song, you can add this to your library.  View the song page details and select the library icon to add this song.

You can also add an entire album to your library by viewing the album page details and then selecting the library icon.

Step 4: Creating Your YouTube Music Playlist

You can create a playlist from anywhere in the YouTube Music app by simply clicking on the More: button.  You can then select if you want to create a new playlist or select an existing one.

You can also create a playlist from the Library by simply going to the Playlists tab and choosing the New Playlist option.

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