YouTube Red is a new subscription service that enhances the YouTube experience. The service includes a subscription to Google Play Music. YouTube Red is not just a video streaming service — it also unlocks great features making YouTube a great place for endless hours of entertainment. YouTube Red is not a separate entity from YouTube.
Questions about YouTube paid content?
What do I get with it?
With YouTube Premium, you can watch millions of videos without interruptions by ads before and during a video, including video overlay ads. You will also not see third-party banner ads and search ads. You may still see branding or promotions embedded in the content by the creator and promotional links, shelves and features in and around the content that are added or enabled by the creator. These links, shelves and features could be for their website, merchandise, a membership to their channel, event tickets, or other related destinations they are promoting. You can download videos to watch offline using the YouTube or YouTube Music and watch auto-downloaded videos in the YouTube Kids app if these apps are available in your location and you're signed in with your YouTube Premium account. You can view your downloaded videos in the Library or Account tabs. To remove a downloaded video, tap Downloaded and select Remove. On certain mobile devices, videos and playlists can be downloaded only when connected to a Wi-Fi network. Play videos on your mobile device while using other apps or when your screen is off. Background play is available on YouTube mobile apps when you're signed in with your YouTube Premium membership account.
- Offline viewing of videos
The service provides ad-free access to content across the service, as well as access to premium YouTube Originals programming produced in collaboration with the site's creators, downloading videos and background playback of videos on mobile devices, and access to the YouTube Music music streaming service. The service was originally launched in November as Music Key , offering only advertisement-free streaming of music videos from participating labels on YouTube and Google Play Music. YouTube announced the rebranding of the service as YouTube Premium on May 17, , alongside the return of a separate, YouTube Music subscription service. The service was first unveiled in November as Music Key, serving as a collaboration between YouTube and Google Play Music , and meant to succeed the former's own subscription service. Music Key offered ad-free playback of music videos from participating labels hosted on YouTube, as well as background and offline playback of music videos on mobile devices from within the YouTube app. The service also included access to Google Play Music All Access, which provides ad-free audio streaming of a library of music. During its invite-only beta, Music Key faced mixed reception due to the limited scope of the offering; YouTube's chief business officer Robert Kyncl explained that his daughter was confused over why videos of songs from Frozen were not "music" in the scope of the service, and thus not advertisement-free.
Well, I'd argue that it gives you the best version of the streaming service. And while I'm sure somebody's asking "Hey! YouTube is already free, why should I pay? Before you even think about the fee, realize this: Google offers a 1-month free trial for new users to kick the tires. So, let's dive into why you should sign up for YouTube Premium today. Also, note that students don't pay full price just like on Spotify and Apple Music.