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YouTube is launching a music streaming service, offering both videos and audio tracks, in an attempt to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

YouTube Music will combine millions of “official” tracks with the vast catalogue of rarities and remixes uploaded by YouTube’s users.

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Like Spotify, it will offer a free, ad-funded app, alongside premium subscriptions costing $9.99 per month.

It will launch in five countries, including the US and Mexico, on 22 May.

The Google-owned company said YouTube Music would come to Europe “soon”.