A couple months ago, screenshots from YouTube Music Key‘s Android app leaked. YTMK is an ad-free music streaming service that YouTube has been working on for some time, facing delays as multiple staff members have left their positions.
Now, it looks like the music service is part of a wider subscription-based strategy.
YouTube head Susan Wojcicki told attendees at the Code/Mobile conference that YouTube is working on a general ad-free subscription-based service. YouTube would continue to offer their free service, but would introduce subscriptions for people who are tired of seeing ads.
Wall Street Journal sources say the subscription service could center around certain types of content, such as news.
Wojcicki says the service is coming soon, but wouldn’t give a specific timeframe. She also says YouTube remains early in the building process.
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