YouTube Red is a subscription based media streaming plan unveiled by leading video-sharing service YouTube. It is intended to offer users the ultimate YouTube experience, free of Ads.
About YouTube Red
YouTube discloses on its official blog that the Red membership plan is the result of years of requests by the video service’s users for more enjoyable viewing experience and better ways of supporting content creators.
The new membership plan, which costs $9.99 a month, will enable users watch videos without ads or interruptions. Paying for a YouTube Red subscription also allows you save content to your mobile device or computer so that you can view them when you are not connected to the Internet.
A membership plan extends across the different devices you might have.
What Else is Included in the Package?
Red membership subscription will also cover YouTube Music, formerly known as YouTube Music Key, which is designed to make music search, listening and watching seamless.
The upcoming YouTube Music dedicated app lets you dig up official releases, remixes and live music very easily, with a slider provided to fine-tune the content you are provided with.
In addition, YouTube Red works hand-in-hand with Google Play Music, giving you access to a full-fledged music service with the money paid. By comparison, Play Music rivals such as Spotify charge same $9.99 a month for using their music service.
YouTube Red lets you enjoy the recently-unveiled YouTube Gaming app at no extra charge. The new YouTube Kids app will be covered in the package as well. From next year, YouTube promises to introduce new, original movies and shows that will be accessible only to those users who pay for Red membership.
It should be noted that the introduction of YouTube Red does not mean you will no longer be able to watch free videos; you can continue to view ad-supported content as before. The membership plan will be offered to users in the United States first, starting from October 28. Users can try out the package for free for a month.
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