Have you gotten a YouTube Red subscription for your YouTube Music app?

Have you gotten a YouTube Red subscription for your YouTube Music app?
If you want YouTube to stream just the sound, and while your screen is locked, not eating on your data and battery allotments, you'd have to download FireTube the new YouTube Music app, and have a YouTube Red subscription. This baby will cost you $9.99 a month, or, alternatively, you can get the family Play Music plan that also includes Red, for $14.99 a month, and include up to six people there.

Basically, you can get ad-free YouTube vids plus the service's nascent original programming, as well as access to the 35+ million songs in the Play Music catalog, all for less than three bucks a person if you sign up for the family plan. That's not all there is to it, though, as with the paid subscription the YouTube Music app becomes a veritable music service that can stream only the audio of YouTube videos, and keep on blasting while your phone screen is locked, too, to the chagrin of Spotify, Apple Music, and the like. 

We all know how popular YouTube's music vids and playlists have become, and there is barely something you won't find there, so the option to stream that vast music and video library sans ads from your handset without destroying your monthly mobile data allotment might be a a disruption in the making. This is why we wanted to ask you whether you've signed up for the full-featured YouTube Music app with a YouTube Red subscription, or if you intend to do so in the future. Tell us in the poll below, and shout out in the comments.

Have you gotten a YouTube Red subscription for your YouTube Music app?

Yes
14.62%
Not yet, but I plan to
15.02%
No, and I don't intend to
70.36%

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17 Comments

1. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Youtube red will only work if they play a 5 minute ad at the start of every video.

17. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

thats funny because this removes ad's from music...

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

No and I won't, I won't pay Google for content that is being made by other people. And if someone buys it to be able to play only audio and on lockscreen than congrats for paying Youtube for being retarded app.

3. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Youtube is the bridge between that other people and you.They need to get paid and you're paying them by seeing ads.Its upto you to go for YT red or not though andhttp://s-cdn.phonearena.com/images/adblock-awareness.jpg?2

15. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then I'll assume you're not paying any cable company, or any music streaming service, since they all deliver content created by others for a price.

16. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Or any wireless carrier, which makes it strange that he's on a phone website...

4. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

There should be an option here that says, "It's not available in my country."

5. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

youtube is made by the people for the people. I see no reason to subscribe.

12. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Google knows its Youtubers well enough. It knows CBS, ABC, and the like WON'T EVER take them seriously. And it needs to compete with Netflix and Hulu. And Google knows the people need a better platform to show their true talents and expertise, and to do that they need to sustain it, and hence YouTube Red is ALSO "made by the people for the people."

6. suavemezie

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

It's the best Google app ever

7. Blest42188

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 05, 2015

i have because i have GMusic. But its convenient as hell. Theres playlists that people have made on their own that i just choose to store on phone and its awesome

8. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

OGYouTube, Vidmate and buggy SnapTube installed; I don't need any YouTube Red or even Black.

9. zcubed

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 16, 2015

Honestly with the added Google Music Unlimited sub for free and a family plan at $15, spotify and apple music dont make sense anymore. Especially with how much youtube my house watches.

10. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

On Youtube Red and very satisfied. No ads is great wherever I go. I know, Adblock on my PC, but can't do that on my PS4, PS3, or my phone (at least easily). Plus this supports the content creators I watch. I would have paid for this even if it didn't include Google Play Music/Youtube Music because I watch a lot of Youtube.

11. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Just subscribed mainly for Music after I ditched Garbage Music... Sorry, meant Apple Music (stupid autocorrect!) Haven't really noticed much of a change YouTube-wise, since 15 second ads were never much of an issue for me anyways. Cautiously optimistic for their original content. As long as Google keeps creators happy (which they claim they will), I don't see a problem with it.

13. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

I've had Play Music subscription so I got both Youtube Red and Music as a part of that. I use all three.

14. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Early Google Play Music sub ($7.99/month) and it's great getting YTMusic and YTRed included for that ridiculously low price :)

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