YouTube Ad-Free Subscription Service to Start at $9.99 Per Month

YouTube Red

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Sun, Oct 25th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Verge gives a first look at YouTube Red, an ad-free subscription service starting at $9.99 per month and providing additional features not available on the free version. Reportedly, subscribers will also have access to original content, on par with services like Netflix and Hulu.

The new option is called YouTube Red. It costs $9.99 per month and will be available for purchase on October 28th, starting in the US, then rolling out worldwide. Along with removing ads, subscribers will be able to save videos for offline viewing, and keep videos running in the background on mobile. That means you can listen to a music video or a TED Talk while checking email or surfing Instagram. That monthly fee also gives you access to Google Play Music, meaning you get two streaming services for the same price Spotify or Apple Music charge for one without video. As a final enticement, YouTube will also begin putting new, exclusive content behind a paywall.

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