The official launch date of YouTube’s music subscription service has been pushed back to the first quarter of 2014.
Announced in May, the YouTube music subscription service was rumored to be ready to go live as early as November. Now the launch date has been pushed back to the first quarter of 2014, according to sources described as being familiar with YouTube’s plans by AllThingsD. Reportedly, while YouTube already has the music licenses it needs for the service, the Google-owned company is unhappy with the product itself.
While YouTube has yet to confirm any of the rumors about their music subscription service so far, Android Police uncovered text in strings of code from the new YouTube 5.3 app that revealed a platform named “Music Pass” along with other details. According to the strings, a Music Pass subscription upsell promised offline playback (with a 48-hour limitation), background listening, uninterrupted music and no ads.