Google has announced that the company’s subscription services, YouTube Red and Google Play Music, will soon merge into one offering. YouTube’s head of music, Lyor Cohen confirmed the merge during a panel session at the New Music Seminar conference in New York.
Cohen explained that Google needed to merge the services to help bring in new subscribers. “The important thing is combining YouTube Red and Google Play Music, and having one offering,” he said. Google, then, provided a statement to The Verge, stating that the company is evaluating options and would notify users before any changes.
Google Play Music is a typical music streaming service, while YouTube Red focuses on music videos, concert footage and it doesn’t have ads. And merging the both services might reduce the complications of the Google’s music ecosystem.