Now You Too Can Get 3 Months of YouTube Red and Google Play Music All Access For Only $1

Between now and June 17th, you can sign up for a 3-month trial of YouTube Red and get 3 months of Google Play Music All Access as an added bonus. This deal is available either through the Chromecast offers page or through the YouTube app itself.

If this is the first time you’re hearing of YouTube Red, the new service was introduced in October of last year. Once you’ve signed up, you get ad-free playback across all of YouTube and the ability to save videos for offline viewing. Additionally, you get access to YouTube’s premium content library that is not available anywhere else.

By signing up for YouTube Red, you are also getting all of the wonderful benefits included with the monthly subscription to Google Play Music All Access. This will open a catalog of over 20 million tracks and podcasts for you to take advantage of and enjoy.

In order to sign up for this promotion through the YouTube app, you will need to do the following:

  • Open the YouTube app
  • Navigate to YouTube Settings (3-dot menu)
  • Tap “Get YouTube Red”
  • Select “Try It Now”
  • Pay the 99 cents
  • Enjoy

Paying less than $1 for two services that would cost you $30 over the course of three months is something that nobody should pass up. Head over to either the Chromecast offers page or YouTube on your mobile device to grab this deal today.

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China’s Top Music Apps

The Chinese mobile market has continued to grow in the past few years, and it’s reaches record-breaking heights. Forbes has just reported that China’s own Xiaomi has become the world’s 5th largest smartphone maker, and figures for their mobile gaming industry rose by 93% in 2014. Smartphone penetration in the country is expected to grow to 86.9% by 2016, and people are now using their phones more than ever.

This comes as no surprise, as global smartphone usage is on the rise. Among the more popular uses of smartphones in China is music streaming, and this market is dominated by three apps: KuGou, TTPod and QQ Music, which together commanded over 50% of the whole mobile music app market. These apps offer the same functionalities as Western streaming apps, as well as some additional features such as downloading music for offline listening.

These apps were all born from high-traffic music streaming and download websites, it’s not surprising that these apps have carried over their fanbases with their mobile services. Among the list of chart-topping apps, however, there is also a strange kind of music app: a mobile karaoke app. Online karaoke is quite profitable in China, and this has shown in how Changba, which commands nearly 6% of the market, has grown with virtual item sales and premium subscriptions.

If you want to listen to some music on your phone too, Kugou is the most popular app right now. There are various options for downloading the app available on the website, but just make sure that you watch your mobile data usage and use the app on WiFi if you can. A blog post on Pocketfruity says that it’s important to, “turn off your 3G connectivity, when you don’t need it! Wherever you can, use Wi-Fi. It’s another good way to save mobile battery, it’s cheaper because you won’t use up all your data allowance, and Wi-Fi is just generally more reliable.”

What’s your favorite mobile app for listening to music? Have you tried any of the top music apps before?

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