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Mideast & North Africa


YouTube Music & Premium expands to Morocco, Libya and Yemen

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Calling all music fans across the Middle East and North Africa! I am excited to announce that after expanding to four more countries in MENA a few months ago, music lovers in Morocco, Libya and Yemen will now have access to YouTube Premium & Music. Users in each of these countries will now be able to enjoy the music they love through the YouTube Music app as well as the YouTube Premium experience which will give viewers access to an uninterrupted viewing on YouTube.

YouTube Music

With the YouTube Music app, we’ve built a dedicated music streaming experience that delivers over 100 million official songs, along with an extensive catalog of live performances, music videos, remixes, podcasts, and hard-to-find music that you can’t get anywhere else. We’ve taken all of that music content and created a personalized journey through sound that fits your particular music needs and preferences.

The world’s catalog of music is now at your fingertips with the help of YouTube Music. Whether you’re looking for the latest releases of top artists like ElGrandeToto (Morocco), Joudy Alhouti (Libya) or Abu Bakr Salem (Yemen) or maybe you want to discover indie rising talents like Rym (Morocco) or Aljundi (Libya) or Ammar Alazaki (Yemen) it’s all here.

Here are some of the things you will love about YouTube Music:

  • Smart Search helps you find songs with even just a few lyrics
  • Activity Bar lets you quickly navigate to playlists and personalized mixes for any occasion
  • Explore Tab brings you the best of new and popular music
  • Related Tab serves up music content you’ll enjoy based on the song you’re currently listening to
  • Song Lyrics make music interactive with lyrics timed to your song
  • Best-in-class music recommendations powered by Google smarts

We know that no two music journeys are the same, so we built this app with YOU in mind. Connecting the vast YouTube ecosystem, YouTube Premium subscribers also receive YouTube Music Premium, which allows you to listen ad-free, while taking all of your music with you, wherever you go, playing it offline or in the background.

This year, we’ve launched many new and exciting features on YouTube Music to help assist you with finding your next favorite song, personalize your own unique listening experience, and build a music community like none other. Most importantly, we just want to make the music experience fun. More about this on our global YouTube blog.

YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium is a paid subscription service that was designed for the hardcore YouTube fans out there, giving them a new and seamless viewing experience to watch their favorite creators from around the world, uninterrupted.

  • 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

We know that many YouTube fans and music lovers in Morocco, Libya and Yemen have been waiting for this news and we hope that the launch will help more people to connect with the music they love and to discover new artists.