It’s no secret that YouTube is planning to take on Spotify with its own music streaming service, and the company has confirmed that it’s very close indeed.
Speaking at Re/code’s Code Mobile conference, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said she was “optimistic” that we’ll be seeing it soon.
“I think there’s a lot of opportunity,” she said. “It’s amazing how much music we have… I remain optimistic that you can see it soon.”
Word of a music subscription service from YouTube has been buzzing since last year, with a recent report claiming that the platform will be named YouTube Music Key and that Google’s Play Music All Access will be retitled Google Play Music Key.
With 2014 drawing to a close, we don’t expect to see it this year. But Wojcicki’s comments leave us hopeful that we’ve not got long to go.
Wojcicki also said that YouTube was considering the benefits of a paid subscription model to the site, which would eliminate advert
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