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Announcing YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, and Oman

The wealth of Arabic content that is on YouTube today caters to the diverse tastes of people in the Arab world. Whether it’s educational channels, comedy sketches, or music, it’s all here. That is why we are excited to announce two services that will help our users experience YouTube in a new light: YouTube Music and YouTube Premium.

Starting today, YouTube Premium and YouTube Music will be available for iOS and Android devices in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

YouTube Music
From iconic music videos like “Mashkalny” to landmark new releases like “3 Daqat,” and “New Rules” people come to YouTube to be part of music culture and discover new music. But YouTube was made for watching, which made listening to music on our platform a little harder.

The Arab world’s diverse catalogue of music is now at your fingertips with the help of YouTube Music. Whether you’re looking for the latest releases of top pop artists like Nancy Ajram and Rashid Al-Majid or singles from Hussain Al Jassmi or Nawal Al Kuwaitia, or maybe you want to discover indie playlists with rising talents like Cairokee and Flipperachi , it’s all here. You will also find the covers of the songs you love, like Noel Kharman’s viral cover of Fayrouz, as well as iconic live performances like this one by Hussein Al Jasmi from his concert in 2016.

Here are some of the things you will love about YouTube Music: 
- Diverse content: The musical catalogue on YouTube is so wide it ranges from official singles and albums, to covers and remixes. Whether you want to listen to the song, explore the album it’s part of, watch its videos, or discover its remixes, it’s ALL here. 

Smart Search: This feature is designed to help you find the songs you’re looking for even if you only remember a few words! Try “Starbucks lovers” or “ooh ooh ooh, I feel my temperature rising.”

- Discover new music: A big part of the experience on YouTube Music is helping you discover new music. There’s a dedicated playlist called the “Discover Mix” designed to show you new music you will like, and it will get better as you use your YouTube Music app more and more.

YouTube Premium YouTube Premium is a paid subscription service providing members with an ad-free viewing experience, background listening, and downloads across all of YouTube in addition to the benefits of YouTube Music.

With YouTube Premium you will be able to easily access all content on YouTube with these four new features:  
- Ad-free viewing: Watch all your videos without any ads. 

- Background play: With a YouTube Premium subscription, audio will continue to play if you exit your YouTube app. 

- Offline access: You can download your favorite videos so you can watch them whenever you want. 

- YouTube Music Premium: You will automatically receive a premium version of YouTube Music which enables you to listen to music offline and without ads on the standalone YouTube Music app.

Samsung Galaxy customers in all the countries we are launching in have a reason to celebrate too! Samsung Galaxy users can enjoy up to 4 months of free, uninterrupted, ad-free access to YouTube Premium, which includes access to YouTube Music Premium*. With this new offer, users can bring the best of YouTube Premium and Galaxy together for an incredible viewing and listening experience.