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Google extends 4 month free trial of Play Music and YouTube Red for new subscribers


Google has offered pretty generous trials for its Google Play Music / YouTube Red services in the past, including up to 90 days for just $1, but this 4th of July weekend the deal became even sweeter. First spotted by 9to5Google, the free trial for the $9.99 a month unlimited music streaming service and ad-free YouTube experience has expanded to four months for new subscribers.

Getting unlimited streaming music and no ads on YouTube for a third of a year without having to pay anything is really one of the best deals in streaming. Since Google acquired Songza in 2014, the company's music service has offered formidable competition to Spotify and other competitors with topical playlists and decent music discovery. The subscription may even be worth it if you're someone who just doesn't want to see ads on YouTube, so if you've been thinking about it, there's never been a better time to sign up.

Music promotions can still get in - paying and then stopping an active subscription seems to be the stumbling point. Some commenters say they've been able to get around this restriction by logging out and then clicking the "sign up" button, but I've been unable to replicate it. Also note that since this is a July 4th promotion, it's likely to be limited to the United States.

Any way you slice it, four months of ad-free access to YouTube and Google Play Music is a pretty sweet deal. Make sure to cancel the subscription before the end date (November 2nd, if you sign up today) to avoid a $9.99 recurring charge, assuming you don't want to keep it.

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