YouTube, the darling of video-loving users, has been free since like forever, and everybody loved it that way. Now though, they have launched a new paid service called “YouTube Red” that provides a premium experience over the normal free ad-laden approach of the YouTube we know.
Today, YouTube launched a new $9.99-per month plan that gives the members of YouTube Red a much better experience than the free-going YouTube user.
Basically, this will remove ads, provide an option for playing videos in the background(for smartphones and tablets), allow videos to be saved offline and also give access to users to a YouTube Originals series of content.
Meanwhile, for the average free-going users, the experience will remain more-or-less the same. They can still upload and watch almost 99.9% of the videos on the video-sharing website for free, while being served the normal ads. The 0.1 percent? That’s just the Originals series of content that will be accessible to the Red members. There has been a lot of fuss about everybody’s favorite video-sharing service going the paid way, but if you look closely, it will have almost no effect on the free experience, and still, it now provides a much better and premium option for users to get some extra features out of YouTube while getting an experience that isn’t cluttered up by ads.
In the free way, the creators of videos on YouTube get paid by the income that comes through the ads! While in the paid way, they get paid through the money you pay for the subscription. So, It’s a win-win!
Here’s a chart of the features available to a normal ad-seeing user versus a member of YouTube Red:
YouTube Red also comes packed-in with Google Play Music subscription service.
If you don’t want to pay and just YouTube to watch loads of cat videos and people throwing icy water on themselves, you can simply keep doing that without paying anything at all. But that will take a few extra seconds off your procrastination time as you wait through the ads that YouTube will serve you in the gap between your favorite videos.