When YouTube launched Music Key, it was keen to stress that its first music subscription service was very much a beta. That’s been reinforced this week with news that some Google Play subscribers are being locked out of Music Key, even though subscribing to the former is supposed to provide access to the latter.
“Some Google Play Music subscribers are currently not being given access to YouTube Music Key,” explains YouTube’s online FAQ. “Normally, Music Key access is automatically granted if you’re in a launched country, and you’re using YouTube with the same account that your Play Music subscription is on. Unfortunately there’s no workaround.” Well, it is a beta, but this is certainly one issue that will need to be sorted out before Music Key launches fully.