Once you've added your music, you can listen to it through the Google Play Music app and on your computer. With a subscription to Google Play Music , you can stream over 30 million songs in the Google Play catalog ad-free. You can also skip songs as much as you like and listen to music offline. Users outside of those four countries are still required to pay the regular YouTube Premium price to access Premium features, but are given free access to YouTube Music Premium.
Google planned to transition Google Play Music subscribers to the YouTube Music service no earlier than ,  but this has not occurred yet. Posteriorly, Google plans to shutdown Google Play Music later in ; since May , users are able to move their libraries, personal taste preferences and playlists to YouTube Music.
Standard accounts on Google Play Music are available in 63 countries. Premium subscriptions are available in the same countries as Standard accounts. In May , YouTube announced a new version of the YouTube Music service, including a web-based desktop player and redesigned mobile app, more dynamic recommendations based on various factors, and use of Google artificial intelligence technology to search songs based on lyrics and descriptions.
Just re-discovered Google Play after they opened their new Music All Access offer in EU, and saw this on their front page: "Shop for millions of songs from your favorite artists, including hundreds of free tracks from the biggest names in Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, and more. Google figured YouTube fans would be more willing to pay for a subscription from a YouTube branded service.
Launching a free version of Google Play Music comes as no surprise. Although these stations are free to stream, they're supported by occasional advertisements. A subscription to Google Play Music supports ad-free listening.