These new numbers indicate that YouTube Music and Premium are growing even faster this year than the last. In last year’s report, YouTube said it added 20 million subscribers across both its services in just one year. Google doesn’t break down its numbers in either report, so it’s not clear what features users are subscribing for and how many subscribers each individual service has. It also includes those on free trials, which muddies the numbers up even more.
YouTube Premium, which costs $11.99 per month, provides a number of perks, including ad-free videos, background play, and offline downloads. It also offers bundled access to YouTube Music and YouTube Kids. The $9.99 per month YouTube Music subscription, meanwhile, just gives you access to a library of music you can stream. It doesn’t come with access to YouTube Premium, but it still supports offline listening and lets you listen to music when your phone’s locked.