YouTube has promised a new paid music streaming service for months, as part of a plan to counter objections from artists and labels that feel the Google owned company pays too little for music. Now, as Google convenes its I/O developer conference, new features are being added to the current failing YouTube Music service.
Last week, Reddit user c2fifield posted images of a redesigned YouTube Music app, which the company have since confirmed are real. “We’re always working to improve YouTube Music and ensure it’s the best possible experience for users. We’re glad users are enjoying the update to the player page,” a YouTube spokesperson The Verge.
Why do we think the is part of the launch of YouTube's new streaming music service? First, it is almost unimaginable that the new service would be called anything other than YouTube Music. Second, Google's massive I/O developer conference start tomorrow., with the big announcements usually happening during the keynote scheduled for 10AM PT/1PM ET Tuesday.