Google has today announced the launch of its new advert free YouTube service in the form of YouTube Red for $9.99 per month. Us residents can try the new YouTube Red service for free with a one month trial on October 28th and YouTube Music will be coming soon.
Although if you are already paying for Google Play you will get the new YouTube Red advert free streaming service for free and vice versa if you subscribe for YouTube Red you will also get access to Google Play included.
Unfortunately iOS users will need to spend a little more and will be charged $12.99 due to the Apple in application purchase tax. Once subscribed users can enjoy YouTube video and Play Music content on-demand without ads the new service will replace Google Music Key.
YouTube Red lets you enjoy videos across all of YouTube without ads, while also letting you save videos to watch offline on your phone or tablet and play videos in the background, all for $9.99 a month. Your membership extends across devices and anywhere you sign into YouTube, including our recently launched Gaming app and a brand new YouTube Music app we’re announcing today that will be available soon.
it as been revealed that Google will split the YouTube Red revenue with the right holders of content but is viewed via the service, although any partner creator who doesn’t sign the deal for YouTube Red will immediately have their videos on the old-school ad-free YouTube hidden from view, which seems a little Draconian.
Next year, the new YouTube Red service will also start offers user exclusive access to YouTube Original Series and Movies as well as YouTube internally-produced premium video content for YouTube stars