YouTube could be planning offline, ad-free Music Pass service

Jordan O'Brien
November 28, 2013

Google-owned YouTube has been rumoured to be building an on-demand music streaming service for quite a while now, but we might finally have something solid to corroborate that rumour. According to a teardown done by Android Police, the YouTube app for Android has revealed that the company has already begun work on implementing the service.  Within the millions of lines of code were some references to a Music Pass which would allow subscribers to listen to “millions of songs” ad-free, even when the app is running in the background.

It’s not yet known when the Music Pass will launch, or if it will ever fruition into a fully fledged product, but with Google Play Music under its belt – it’s likely Google are wanting to attack the music streaming market from two angles.

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