Recording artists Solange (Instagram, @youtubemusi
Recording artists Solange (Instagram, @youtubemusic)

YouTube’s ad-free music streaming, YouTube Music, launched in South Africa in March, for just R59.99 a month. 

Like Spotify and Joox, the subscription service allows users to download music for offline playback, but it also includes covers and remixes that are unique to YouTube. 

YouTube also offers a free version which includes adverts. 

South Africans now have at least nine music streaming platforms to choose from. 

Prices for Apple Music, Spotify, Joox, Google Play, YouTube music and Deezer start at R59.99 a month, with Simfy Africa costing R60 and Jay-Z's Tidal costing roughly R135 a month.  

Business Insider South Africa compared the prices and functionalities of music streaming services in South Africa. 

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