After a lot of rumours and leaks Google has finally officially unveiled its new subscription service, called YouTube Red it provides access to YouTube without having to watch ads for $9.99 a month.
Alongside ad-free playback a subscription also provides users with the ability to save content on a device for offline viewing, as well as all of YouTube Music Key’s features, which has now been renamed to YouTube Music and upgraded to have its own dedicated app.
The service will also come with a full subscription to Google Play Music.
Those who already subscribe to Google Play Music will also get a subscription to YouTube Red automatically, with access to the new app that allows for quick access to music on the service.
YouTube Red will also work with the new YouTube Gaming service, and the new YouTube Kids section, and within any platform, so now matter if you are on iOS, Android or the anywhere where you sign into YouTube you will get ad-free playback.
To top this off Google will also be providing subscribers with original content, providing access to 10 new original shows just for YouTube Red subscribers, these include a show from PewDiePie called Scare PewDiePie, a still to be titled program from CollegeHumor and more.
For those who make content on YouTube you will now be forced to participate in this subscription service if you publish videos to YouTube and support them with advertising, if you don’t do this YouTube will mark your videos as private until you do. YouTube say that this is due to them not wanting subscribers to find content that has ads on, or they cannot access.
However at the moment YouTube Red and YouTube Music are only available in the US, with YouTube Red rolling out on October 28th and a number of YouTube Red Originals rolling out from early next year.
US viewers will also be able to grab a one-month trial for free.
You can find out more about it at the source link below.
Source: Google Blog