YouTube music subscription service could be launched in March 2018

It is still unclear whether the giant will make its free edition or not, however just like Google Play Music, the Youtube Music Service will also have its own free trial version so that people can give it a try without having to subscribed for the plan. Google trails Amazon in the home smart appliance race. This included the Nest Secure, Camera IQ and Nest E system. Amazon Prime was only recently launched in Australia. The latter, which was originally expected to focus on music became more invested in original video projects.

Some other reports also suggest that, YouTube will merge the YouTube Red's subscription with this Remix platform so the users who have subscribed to YouTube Red will be able to explore the platform simultaneously. Last December, Amazon expanded its Prime service availability to a total of over 200 countries, and last month the company announced that the Amazon Fire Stick would be accessible in over 100 countries.

"Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and FireTV".

"Organizations and business now have the ability to expand products and services in other regions more easily by allowing consumers to access websites, information and resources in their preferred language using automated language translations", said Walker. Meanwhile, various app teardowns have earlier revealed a new "YouTube Plus" subscription tier that could be related to the upcoming service. Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website. "We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon". Users will be unable to access a service that Amazon's devices had promised to deliver. Amazon then pulled various Nest products off its site.

"It's a surprising turn of events in both respects", commented Ben Wood from the CCS Insight tech consultancy.

It'll be interesting to see how Amazon retaliates, if at all.

"I wonder whether the next step might be the intervention of a regulator to investigate whether they are behaving anti-competitively".

  • Marlene Weaver