YouTube Jumps On The Subscription Bandwagon
YouTube, beloved for its free video streaming, is now offering an ad-free experience, but you'll have to pay for it.By Bell Johnson | October 21, 2015
YouTube is finally throwing its own hat in the ring of online streaming services by rolling out a monthly subscription channel with no ads and the promise of original content.
For $9.99 a month, YouTube Red subscribers can enjoy ad-free videos on any platform — mobile, computer and TV — along with the option of offline viewing. The new service also folds in offshoots YouTube Music Key and YouTube Gaming.
But the new business venture spells trouble for video creators who don't sign on to the new subscription plan. Ad-supported videos won't be made public on YouTube unless the creator is a part of the service.