Looking for a Song but Only Know the Lyrics? YouTube Music Is Here to Find It
by Jace Amodo, November 26, 2019 11:39am
Art by Ahl Mirambel
Open the world of music as YouTube rolls out its official music streaming platform, YouTube Music. Based on their official launch held in November 2019 at 12 Monkeys, Mandaluyong City, this latest music app is changing the way we perceive convenience and entertainment during our sound trip sessions.
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YouTube Music is what a streaming service should be: a platform with a wide music catalog and personalized music experience. It has a large library of songs, albums, playlists, artist radios, and remixes that adapts to your lifestyle; so whether you're driving to and fro work or working out at the gym, YouTube Music will provide you recommendations.
The above-mentioned features covered all the basics, so to speak, and will fare to people who haven't subscribed to any music streaming services yet. And if you already have a preferred music streaming service, lo and behold, YouTube Music's few tricks up its sleeves:
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Search With Lyrics
At least once in your life, you weren't able to sleep trying to figure out the title of one song you heard; but thanks to the Internet, the task is bearable. Imagine if you can search the lyrics (via typing or voice search) and be able to play it just as fast—that is YouTube Music's Smart Search. If it'd come sooner, we could've found that French song Pinoy 90s kids have heard as quickly as our feet would dance to the music.
Seamless switch from audio/video
Often, while listening to our favorite song and reaching our favorite part, we get an urge to watch the lines or scenes sang or played out. With a simple tap of a button, the deed is done. Transition back from video to audio smoothly!
Music Video Radar
A huge chunk of Filipino YouTube netizens visits the site/app to get updates from their favorite artists, be it for their latest releases, live shows, ongoing tours, and so on. YouTube Music allows its users to keep their release radar afloat by compiling all the trending videos in the world such as official music videos, live performances, and covers through the “Hotlist” screen.
While these refreshing features are available for free in the ad-supported version of YouTube Music, you can always opt for the YouTube Music Premium. Think ad-free experience with convenient background play and offline downloads. It is available in Basic at 129php, Family Plan (five devices) at 199php, and Student Membership (for SheerID-verified schools) at 65php.
In other news, the YouTube app itself is rolling out a premium version for its loyal patrons, with the same features of YouTube Music Premium. The YouTube Premium, which costs 159php for basic and 199php for Family Plan, also comes with a YouTube Music Premium membership.