After being rumored for months or even years, Google has officially announced YouTube Red. For $9.99 a month, users will get a variety of features that free users will not have.
The biggest one is ad-free videos. Many creators on YouTube rely on advertising to make a living. To make it better for both creators and viewers, YouTube Red will allow people to watch all videos and never experience any ads.
Users will also have the ability to save videos for offline use. So if you’re heading onto an airplane and want to download something long-form, such as a podcast or otherwise, you’ll be able to. Background play is also here, letting users listen to audio from videos if they leave the app.
YouTube Red users will also get free access to Google Play Music’s paid tier, and vice versa. The service launches on October 28th, and there will be a one-month free trial available. Google says:
“The free, ad-supported version of YouTube we all know and love isn’t going anywhere. You’ll still be able to enjoy YouTube, along with the YouTube Kids, Gaming and Music apps free of charge. But with YouTube Red, you’ll be able to support the people who make your favorite videos while watching what you want, when you want, on any device you want, uninterrupted.”
There are also a number of creators launching original content for YouTube Red starting in 2016. This content will be available from users such as PewDiePie, Fine Brothers Entertainment, and many others. Hit the source link to see all of the content announced.
So if you want offline and background playback along with no ads, YouTube Red is a great choice for you. Will you sign up for it starting October 28th?