Wondering what would happen to that $7.99 Google Play Music price you locked into in the early days, now that YouTube Red is about to launch? According to emails being sent to subscribers who have hung onto the $7.99 price, nothing is changing at all. In fact, Google is going to give you a free month of service, just because.
As a recap, Google announced YouTube Red earlier in the week. They also announced YouTube Music. The services together, combine to make a paid, ad-free experience on YouTube, similar to YouTube Music Key, which is actually transforming into YouTube Red. YouTube Red will cost new subscribers $9.99 per month. Thankfully, if you are a Google Play Music subscriber, you get YouTube Red at no extra cost. Same thing goes for YouTube Red subscribers – you get a Google Play Music subscription at no extra cost.
And that’s the subject here. Some of us were wondering if we would still get to keep that $7.99 Play Music subscription. As you can see in the email below, which discusses the end of YouTube Music Key (now known as YouTube Red), we do indeed get to keep it. Google is also giving subscribers the next month free before continuing on with the regularly scheduled $7.99 price.
Good news, right?