YouTube Premium & YouTube Music Premium

sandeepsachin

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I can see a 3 month free subscription trial in the app for both services. Is that for everyone?
And people are suggesting YouTube vanced as an alternative. Is that the same thing or just a modded APK
 

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yes its for everyone.
YT vanced is different. works for both rooted and non rooted devices. Havent tried it yet
 

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I have seen Amazon Prime music have more artist albums than Youtube Music, or Spotify. Even the sound quality is quite good.

The one thing I don't like about YT Music is it has just normal song videos that we can see on YT itself. This is no different than a music video channel for the phone that plays constantly.
Even sound quality is max 320Kbps I think. Nothing different till you get premium and can download only songs and do PIP/ split screen mode in android. Anyone who knows how to use youtube-dl can download just the required sound stream only from YT. Another problem is country blocks in some music. Lot of times I've got this song is blocked in your country in YT and such songs usually come in my music feed always. Whats the use of putting blocked playlists in my feed if I cant see those?
 

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320 kbps should be good. Amazon music is 256 kbps aac. spotify is 320 kbps ogg but people rate amazon music to be better in SQ than spotify.
YT has got a lot going for them in the price. background play, YT originals, download videos for offline etc.
Issues with amazon music & spotify is catalogue missing with certain publishers.
Might give it a go soon with the 3 months trial.
 

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I would suggest using this app for youtube advanced premium version>
https://www.xda-developers.com/youtube-vanced-apk-root/ Its free and using since years..

It gives you lots and lots of premium features for free (fantastic must have app for YOUTUBE LOVERS)
Vanced requires root and not everybody's phone is rooted. Lots of banking apps check to see if phones are rooted and will not work if they see some apk signature. My SC Bank app wont work if i root the phone. Even that Cams app (for mutual funds) checks to see if phone is rooted. And if google feels like it they can mark that apk as harmful to the phone and keep bugging you. I've seen google mark kingroot and such rooting apps as harmful. They even removed Titanium backup recently for something small.
 

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spotify is 320 kbps ogg but people rate amazon music to be better in SQ than spotify.
Spotify 320kbps only for Premium Accounts. For free it is 96kbps on app and 160 kbps ogg for desktop player.


Any list what are those YouTube Originals ?

Edit : Got the list.
 
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You can try musicpiped.. it is exactly what YT Music should have been
Very clean and elegant app
 
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babhishek

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i am on the trial - might cancel after 3 months, lets see. ad free youtube is a blessing though.
 

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Well here is my 2 cents - No disrespect/offense to any member.

Who will subscribe to YT Premium

(1) Owner Of iOS Device - Mainly people with iPads..more than one.

(2) Deeply Engage with Youtube Music, For them, Prime Music or Spotify don't do the job.

(3) Looking forward or Deeply engage with Youtube Originals.

Rest of crowds just do fine with other YT free alternatives as of this time of writing.
 
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I love youtube premium, I went with youtube premium rather than music premium, That app really is useless for me atleast.

I don't see a 3 month free trial. I see a 1 month trial.

Anyways here's my review, btw guys don't signup through iOS, rather through web or android as pricing is less on these platforms and then you can use the same account on iOS and get the same benefits.

I have the family plan and I have already added 4 members along with me, I don't think account suspension or such will be an issue even though Google is putting that in their T&C.

- Background music - main reason I signed up and an update I wanted from a long term as I love listening to music while phone locked and listen to that what I have on YouTube. Main reasons, sometimes on car it helps while driving. Main - Cardio! Music never works for me while cardio and I get bored too fast. This way I can play a video or tv show that I have seen or movie perhaps (I know it sounds weird) but those dialogues keeps me entertained rather than music and cardio times goes so fast, I burn calories and at the same time no prob seens those minutes/seconds hand to see when this hell will be over, I love cardio more with youtube running in background than in a music app like wynk or savaann.

- Downloads - well not a big deal as because of too much data an unlimited 100mbps plan on wifi but it helps when sometimes rarely visiting rural areas and Jio's every limit not being enough.

- No ads? well okaiesh as those 10-20 seconds ads doesn't bother but sure with subscription as I am paying this does makes a perk.

- Can add family? Awesome! 6 members, 180 rs/month, if we divide it's 30 pr month anyways, just gotta find a suitable members but 180 really doesn't hurt my wallet a month when I can add my gf and friend and brother and parents. My brother was also looking for background music on youtube since long.

I majorly use youtube on TV and iPhone. Not much in computers and TV platform and iPhone platform is full of ads and this really helps. It's worth it to be honest.
 

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Why Youtube premium when there is youtube vanced? Background play and no ads.
Yes, Background play (you can still listen to your interesting stuff, while mobile is locked) + no-ads anywhere + black UI (videos look smarter in black background) + sound control via up/down swipe, these and few more are very interesting features.
From Vanced.