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Reuters/Lucy NicholsonRemix will be the third attempt by YouTube's parent company Alphabet a music streaming service. Meanwhile, Warner Music Group is already signed on to the project. If you love to have such a platform from where you can explore all the videos of your favourite artists and other music, YouTube is launching its Music Service platform very soon. Eventually, it makes sense for YouTube to launch a music subscription service to cater to the needs of the users.

As this wasn't as successful among the users as its competitors, the company tried again with YouTube Music Key in 2014, which turned into YouTube Red in 2016. In comparison, Spotify now has 140 million monthly users, 50 million of which are paying for a monthly subscription.

YouTube is referring to this music streaming service internally as Remix and is said to include the on-demand streaming as in Spotify along with the YouTube-only elements such as video clips. Rumors suggest the platform kept negotiating with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment for over a year. Merlin, for instance, which gathers together more independent labels, is also among the negotiators. Besides, it is even fetching after artists to help in promoting the service.

"Music is such an incredible global connector, and with Amazon Music Unlimited we've been able to give listeners access to an extensive catalog with the added experience of using their own voice to hear music in so many ways with Alexa", Amazon Music VP Steve Boom said.

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The version Amazon presented had lacked next video recommendations, subscriptions and other features - but these were restored in November, when Amazon made the device present a more normal view of YouTube. And, we personally don't prefer Google's Play Music either for myriad reasons.

The company must overcome several hurdles if it aims to meet a March target.

Amazon Prime Video finally launched for Apple TV a couple days ago, and the app is being featured heavily in the tvOS App Store. Though, you'll see a notice that the app will no longer work after the start of the new year.

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