Last week, YouTube announced its new streaming music service, which is finally rolling out in beta form. It comes complete with out-of-app background listening, cacheable videos, ad-free music, and a 6 month free trial. It turns YouTube into a great little music player. I just tried it out and so far, so good.

To see if you’ve got access to the beta, just go boot up the YouTube app you already have. If it’s there, it’ll walk you through the specifics of Music Key in great detail, twice. Once you join up for a six month(!) trial by attaching some sort of payment method, you’re good to go. No new app to download or find your way around. The barrier to entry here is basically nil.

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YouTube Music Key Hands On: Streaming Music Has Never Been Easier

Live Music Industry Awards November 20, 2014 @ 11:48AM