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YouTube Music Launches Background Listening for Free Tier in Canada

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Last month, YouTube Music announced a premium-only feature was making its way to its free listening tier: background listening.

The feature allows YouTube Music users to listen to music when the app is running in the background, or when your device display is off. As of November 3, 2021, you can now use this feature if you’re on the free YouTube Music tier, with this new feature exclusive to Canada, first.

“Within this, you can engage with the YouTube Music app through an exciting ad-supported, radio-like experience featuring the artists, songs, and albums you love, plus personalized mixes on shuffle without the hassle of having to keep the YouTube Music app open on your device,” said Google in a statement to iPhone in Canada last month.

YouTube Music Premium costs $9.99 CAD per month in Canada and has zero ads.

For Android devices using Google Assistant driving mode, you’ll get a hands-free YouTube Music experience, explained Google.

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