YouTube has announced that its music streaming service is getting a big update today that will improve the experience for users.
Like Spotify and Apple Music, YouTube Music allows fans to access millions of songs, albums and videos via a monthly £9.99 subscription plan.
Now the platform is getting some additional features which will offer the ability to find the hottest music from around the world.
YouTube says that it is launching its new YouTube Charts service from today which will show the trending songs and music videos as playlists that will appear on users’ home screens or by searching.
YouTube says that the charts, currently topped globally by Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next,’ are the most accurate reflection of what’s happening in music culture and based purely on the number of views from more than one billion global music fans on YouTube each month.
As well as showing the top music tracks this update also allows subscribers to to access the top trending music videos.
Speaking about the update YouTube said: “At YouTube Music, we are constantly striving to give fans more ways to explore the world of music.
“Today, we are making the previously announced YouTube Charts available in YouTube Music as playlists so fans in our 29 launched markets can effortlessly explore the hottest songs and videos both globally and locally.”will get five Once the update is pushed out users will get access to five playlists – three specific to their country and two global lists.
Fans can also add their favourite charts to their library so they can stay up to date on what’s trending on the platform.
It’s worth noting that YouTube Music costs £9.99 per month but there is currently an option to get three months for free.
The news of the update comes as rival service Spotify, has announced its Spotify Wrapped is available now with users able to discover their top tracks of 2018.
Spotify Wrapped gives users of the music streaming service an insight into their listening habits for the year.
They can find out the first song they streamed this year, the total number of minutes streamed since January 1 and their most played Spotify tracks and artists.
This is a personalised playlist that features new music from genres and artists that users wouldn’t tend to listen to.
But it is based on a user’s activity on Spotify, so chances are they’ll dig the recommendations.
The official Spotify Twitter announced that the 2018 Wrapped feature was live and ready for users to check out.
They tweeted: “Your #2018Wrapped is here. Find out your most streamed songs, artists, podcasts, and playlists of the year“.