You’ve watched a YouTube ad, which means you’ve seen an advertisement, too. Whether that ad was skippable in a matter of seconds, or forced you to watch it for up to a minute probably, it doesn’t matter to most people. They’d just prefer the ads go away altogether. Luckily, Google has you covered. Finally.
Google has just announced YouTube Red, which will be a new subscription service that will go live on Wednesday, October 28. With Red, viewers will be able to watch YouTube videos without any ads at all. On top of that, subscribers will be able to download videos to watch later offline, and even use the YouTube app to watch videos in the background while they do something else.
All of that for $9.99 per month.
This new subscription will also include support for Google Play Music, the company’s streaming music service, and even the YouTube Music app when that launches at some point down the road. The subscription will work across devices, so just because you’re watching a YouTube video on your computer won’t mean you’ll be inundated with ads — as long as you’re signed in, of course.
There’s more, though. Google is also launching original content for YouTube, which will only be accessible through YouTube Red. That includes content from popular entities like PewDiePie, as well as creators like Rooster Teeth. The full laundry list of new content, which is set to go live in 2016, can be found through the source link below.
What do you think of the idea of YouTube Red?