YouTube 5.3 Reveals Upcoming “Music Pass”

Jeremiah Rice, Android Police:1

There’s a new version of YouTube out, and as usual, hidden inside its chocolaty center are hints at upcoming features and capabilities. We’ve seen information about a lot of this stuff before, some of which has even been confirmed by Google itself. Aside from the user interface changes we mentioned in the announcement post, there are framework elements for the upcoming YouTube subscription service, “Uninterrupted Playback,” an offline video mode, and background music listening.

Looks like Google is about to launch a second music service, for which the only question I have is “Why?”.

  1. Which is not, as it turns out, a Sting & the Police electronica cover band. ↥︎