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YouTube launches new music, video services in 17 countries

YouTube rolled out its YouTube Music service and YouTube Premium in 17 countries.

The countries are the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Korea, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the U.K., according to a June 18 official blog post.

YouTube Music is a new music streaming service that offers access to music videos, official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and music that is only available on YouTube.

YouTube Music Premium allows users to listen to music ad-free, in the background and on-the-go with downloads. YouTube Music Premium costs $9.99 per month or $14.99 per month for a Family Plan.

Meanwhile, YouTube Premium, previously called YouTube Red, offers the same benefits as the Music Premium platform, along with access to the full slate of YouTube Originals shows and movies. YouTube Premium costs $11.99 per month or $17.99 per month for a Family Plan. Google is offering three months free for both services for a limited time.

Google is a unit of Alphabet Inc.