YouTube has unveiled its chargeable subscription music service, YouTube Music Key.
The service allows whole albums of music to be played offline and without advertising, for a monthly fee.
YouTube Music Key will be available through YouTube’s iOS and Android apps, and through the website.
At launch the service will cost $9.99 (£6.30) a month in the United States, but early adopters will pay $7.99.
Users in the United Kingdom will pay an inflated £9.99 ($15.70).
Subscribers will also get access to the Google Play music service for no extra cost.
On its official blog, YouTube wrote: “Thanks to your music videos, remixes, covers, and more, you’ve made YouTube the biggest music service on the planet.”
The service was first revealed in October when code for the service was found in the YouTube Android app.
Independent musicians and record labels had initially criticised the service for offering them low fees for their music.
The question remains why the service is called YouTube Music Key and not YouTune.