YouTube to launch music subscription service

YouTube to launch music subscription service In this week’s subscription roundup, we feature popular video sharing platform YouTube’s foray into the paid music streaming industry. Will it manage to shake up established services such as Spotify and Apple Music? In our second story, we follow the launch of the Amazon Prime subscription service in Singapore. Our third story covers Netflix’s new plans to bring interactive elements to its TV shows.

YouTube’s new music streaming service set to launch in March 2018
 
According to reports, YouTube plans to launch a subscription music streaming service by March next year. Tentatively called Remix, the subscription service will combine Google Play Music with its YouTube Red video subscription, providing both video and audio to its subscribers. Warner Music Group is already on board, and YouTube is in the process of cutting deals with the other two big music publishers – Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group. Will this give headaches to other music subscription services such as Spotify and Apple Music?
 
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Amazon launches Prime subscription service in Singapore
 
E-commerce giant Amazon continues to have a large focus on Southeast Asia as the company just launched its Amazon Prime subscription service in Singapore. Earlier this year, Amazon launched its Prime Now service in Singapore which offered two-hour deliveries. The full-scale launch of the Prime subscription service will now give subscribers in Singapore access to free international shipping for orders above SG $40 and Amazon Prime Video, along with the Prime Twitch offering. Will Jeff Bezos conquer this market as well?
 
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Netflix experimenting with interactive TV shows?
 
Subscription video service Netflix plans to experiment with interactive content for its TV shows. Netflix has already premiered choose-your-own-adventure TV shows for kids which have received good reviews. Buoyed by its success, Netflix plans to emulate these shows with a similar format for adults as well. Notably, HBO has already entered into the field with its Mosaic series which came with its own separate app. Will this spark a new way to consume content? 
 
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