Wednesday, October 21, 2015

YouTube Announced YouTube Red, Ad-Free Service With Power Features

 
YouTube just announced a new service called YouTube Red. It will offer to users who are willing to pay its $9.99 per month fee. The service will roll out on October 28 (limited to U.S. only).
If you use YouTube Red, you get an ad-free experience, whether they are watching videos or streaming music, there will be offline saving of videos, and background audio play on mobile, so you can continue listening to songs and other things without having your screen on. It also has Google Play Music subscription at no additional cost. 
Here is what we think it does :
  • When watching videos, a Red subscription removes pre-roll, mid-roll, banner, search, homepage, and in-video text ads. Of course, you could still see product placements with YouTubers because Google doesn’t have control over that.
  • In the YouTube app, when saving for offline, you will be able to adjust the maximum space to use, see how much space is being used, and the quality of the video being saved. Videos will remain offline for up to 30 days.
  • With background audio play, you get what you think you get – the ability to turn your screen off and continue hearing audio from the video you were watching.
A special treat from Google that, if you are a Google Play Music subscriber, you will also receive a free subscription to YouTube Red.
Watch the video below, then head over to YouTube to learn more. A FAQ is included at the bottom that includes details about all of Red’s features.
Also Google has posted a blog post detailing the service that includes all of this info, along with news of special original series they created with YouTubers.
What do you all think? Is it worth $9.99 per month for Google Play Music All Access, ad-free YouTube streaming, and exclusive original content?