It has been reported time and again this year that YouTube will soon get a subscription service that will provide a completely ad-free experience to those who are willing to pay for it, later reports revealed that YouTube will add more value for money by creating new content with some of the site’s biggest stars and put it behind the paywall. All of this was confirmed a few days ago when the subscription service was officially announced and today YouTube Red has gone live. You can now subscribe to it by paying $9.99 per month to get all of the aforementioned perks.
Some features that the YouTube community has long been asking for have made their way but they are also provided as part of YouTube Red. For example, it has been a longstanding request to add screen-off playback ability to the app, well YouTube Red subscribers do get that feature.
It’s not possible to save videos within the YouTube app for viewing when there’s no internet connection, but this feature is also available only to those willing to pay $9.99 per month.
As I’ve already mentioned multiple times YouTube Red is a $9.99 per month subscription and to add even more value for money to this subscription, all subscribers get Google Play Music as part and parcel of YouTube Red. All subscribers get a 30 day free trial before they’re asked to pay to continue using YouTube without being pestered by advertisements. iOS users should take note, the subscription will cost more for them if they subscribe using the iOS app, better to do it through a web browser.