YouTube Music’s free plan is losing features, starting in November

Google’s current music streaming service is YouTube Music, which primarily serves two purposes: it’s a better player for music hosted on YouTube, and it can access the millions of songs offered by other music streaming services. Google revealed earlier this month that the ability to play music in the background would be coming to the free plan, but now we’re hearing the bad news — there are new restrictions on the way for free YouTube Music users.
“Some features will become exclusive to YouTube Music Premium listeners,” the company wrote in a new support article (via Android Police), “such as on-demand music selection and unlimited skips.” The removal of on-demand music selection and unlimited skips brings YouTube Music more in line with free Spotify accounts, which block mobile devices from picking specific songs (you can only shuffle albums or playlists), and limit how many times you can press skip. The ability to watch music videos from YouTube Music will also go away for free ac…

Written By: Corbin Davenport

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