YouTube Answers Our Prayers and Launches Two Long-Overdue Services in Egypt
Looks like we might never consume content the same way again! YouTube announced on Tuesday that YouTube Music, a music streaming application and YouTube Premium, a paid subscription that provides an ad-free experience on YouTube, are now both available in Egypt.
YouTube Music with its massive and diverse musical catalogue on YouTube, is designed to offer people the music they love and help them discover new songs and artists. Since music is the second most popular category on YouTube in the Middle East after entertainment!
The new service offers a rich music catalog, smart searches that help you find your desired track with few words from the lyrics, “Discover Mix” feature that features new music based on past listening habits and user likes, and offline smart downloads that download automatically up to 100 songs from the mixtapes of paid members.
On another hand, YouTube Premium offers ad-free viewing, background play, offline access where people can download videos and watch whenever they want, and an included YouTube Music subscription.
“For over a decade, millions in Egypt have come to YouTube to watch, learn, and also listen. With music being the second most popular category on YouTube, I am excited to launch YouTube Music in Egypt which will give our users access to the massive music catalog that exists on our platform, helping them find the music they love. From new releases by Cairokee to iconic classics by Mohamed Abdel Wahab, and of course viral covers to live performances, it’s all here. We’re also excited to launch YouTube Premium, an ad-free subscription service that allows our users in Egypt to watch all their videos on YouTube without ads, and also enables background play and other amazing features” said Hisham El Nazer, General Manager of Google Egypt.
“We’re proud that Egypt’s rich musical heritage has a home on YouTube and we’re excited about bringing it closer to our users with YouTube Music. Over the years, YouTube played an important role in the success of music labels and artists in the Arab world. We built YouTube Music to help people find and enjoy the music they love whether it’s through official releases, iconic music videos or favorite live performances all while bringing artists closer to their fans,” said Liliana Abu Dalo, Head of Music Partnerships at YouTube in the Middle East and North Africa.