YouTube Rolls Out Music Streaming Service In North Africa
The YouTube music streaming service will first be available in the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. The company is currently offering two services — YouTube Music, which is a standard music-streaming application and YouTube Premium, which provides ad-free streaming. Both services will be available on both iOS and Android operating systems.
Tarek Abdalla, the Regional Director of Marketing at Google Middle East and North Africa said that for over ten years, millions of people in the Arab communities had used YouTube to listen, learn and watch.
He added that music is the second most popular feature on YouTube in the region, and it continues to grow.
After launching in MENA, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in 70 countries globally.
YouTube is offering the new services for a free introductory run of three months to its users in Saudi Arabia and only one month in the rest of the region. Saudi Arabia is YouTube’s biggest user per capita globally, and the Mena region is in the top five globally for total time spent watching YouTube.
The amount of time that users spend enjoying music content on YouTube has increased by nearly 60 percent every year in the past three years, according to the company.
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