We have heard many rumors about YouTube offering a subscription service for those of us who would rather pay than watch advertisements. It looks like such a service may be on the way after all. The service will target premium content creators who will be able to put their videos behind a paywall, so only paying subscribers will get access. Others will still get ads.
Those subscribers won’t see ads and content creators will get a cut from the subscription revenue. A new report says that YouTube plans on launching this service before the end of this year.
I guess most people will just use ad blockers, but surely some would be willing to pay. Aside from video rentals YouTube has been free since it began. Advertisements are the primary source of revenue for the company and for content creators. This would certainly be a major change for content creators and YouTube itself.
This new service is being aimed at popular content creators on YouTube right now. If you pay you will get an ad-free experience and the ability to watch videos offline. If the response is good, we will probably see it more widespread across Youtube. What do you think about this idea? Will you pay to skip ads?