YouTube Red officially available so you never need see an ad again

YouTube Red officially available so you never need see an ad again
Last week, Google announced that it would soon launch a service called YouTube Red, which would offer users an ad-free streaming experience on YouTube, plus other perks all for the price of $9.99 per month. Today is the day that YouTube Red is officially available for those out there who don't want to see ads, but still want to support content creators.

Those already paying for a subscription to Google Play Music All Access/YouTube Music Key will automatically be enrolled in YouTube Red under the same monthly pricing scheme. Those who want to pay for the service will get a 30-day free trial before the $9.99 kicks in. In addition to ad-free playback on YouTube and all the music you can stream through Google Play Music, YouTube Red will allow users to save YouTube videos for offline playback, allow for playing YouTube videos in the background or with the screen off on your mobile device, and give you access to exclusive content. 

The one catch is that if you want the service, be sure to not sign up for it using the in-app payment purchase of the iOS app, because if you do, Google will charge you $12.99 per month in order to cover Apple's 30% fee on in-app subscriptions. If you want YouTube Red on iOS, just go to a proper computer or even the Safari browser on your Apple device to sign up. 

If you love YouTube, but don't want ads, we would highly recommend Red. Using an ad-blocker may get rid of the ads, but it could also make your favorite content creators disappear because they can't all create the videos you love for free. 

source: YouTube Red



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I will never pay for that service.

21. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I wouldn't pay for Youtube Red, but paying $9.99 for Google Play Music All Access and getting Youtube Red included doesn't sound bad at all. I was already going to give Play Music a try after my Rhapsody subscription ends in December, so the included ad-free youtube is just icing on the cake.

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I dont see why there's all the hate Right now I don't see ads, but my fav youtubers dont get money When Red is available in my country, I could add youtube to uBlock Origin's whitelist, so I don't see ads but my fav youtubers still get money Win win for both sides! Also includes Play Music and YouTube Music And the family sharing plan is coming So it $2.49 a month if I split it with 6 other people If you dont want it, dont worry, nothing changes You can still use adblock You wont notice any difference

27. Acer_Predator unregistered

what is this bulls**t ? red?? wtf ?? it this for MOST stupid ppl in the world??? I have youtube ad free like few years ?? WHAT THE FCUK is going on here?? RIP OFF ??

39. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Well If you hate ads that much you can use add block and it's free but if anyone knows how to block pop up adds?

2. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I don't mind watching a few ad's for free video's. Totally cool with me. Not sure who is so busy they would need to save that 15 sec/ 45 seconds of their life for $9.99 a month.

35. Kratos7

Posts: 62; Member since: May 15, 2015

Funny how So many people here are jumping to conclusion without even reading the whole thing. "Google Play music" all access included. So you're pretty much paying 9.99 for unlimited music and you get Youtube Red for free.

38. Acer_Predator unregistered

Man u thinking stupidly... it isn't 15 seconds only onece but 20 -30 times a day ! So NOW start counting.. They ARE annoying !

3. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

9.99 per month ? no thank you.. i prefer to wait few seconds :) go drunk google you are home :D

16. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You're looking at this the wrong way. I already pay for Play Music. This is added on for free, so now I get ad free youtube for nothing extra.

42. Z3R091 unregistered

You're looking at this the wrong way. You can block ads with ads pop up blocker. Search it up!

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Its not just for removing ads. Many big channels will have content only available for red users. Pewdiepie the biggest name in gaming industry and youtube is making a show with THE WALKING DEAD creators just for youtube red subscribers for his channel. And many more. Plus you get youtube music which is like spotify.

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This is great Netflix has amazing exclusive content Apple Music also has some exclusive content YouTube/Play Music needs this to stay competitive Hopefully they can include Play Movies & TV All Access at some point

34. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Who the hell is pewdiepie? ... Exactly

5. AlikMalix unregistered

..."so you never need to see an ad again" or you're already using iOS so this doesn't matter.

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

You will still see ads inside youtube app

14. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Or you're on any OS... ever

6. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

So this includes all of the benefits of Google Play Music (which also costs $9.99 per month)? Also, if someone already pays for Google Play Music, then they automatically get Youtube Red?

10. Mike.H

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

That's right.

18. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Basically they just made subscribing to google play music even more worth it.

7. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Fixing ads in you site aint bad, but youtube ads are worse than any other site in the world! Its every where, like its the ads you came too look for. But the mobile site is almost ad free interestingly.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It's funny how so many content creators are adamantly against this, they're just recommending using Adblock and contributing to their Patreon instead, lmao.

11. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Apple move by Google. Not cool at all.

12. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

"YouTube Red officially available so you never need see an ad again" >implying I see ads

17. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If you're watching youtube without this, you're seeing ads.

19. AlikMalix unregistered

Not really, I haven't seen ads in YouTube in iOS for a while now

25. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

There are other ways to avoid ads. So no, I'm not seeing ads. Though it seems my Google Play Music sub gives/will give me access to Red. Oh well, not much of a difference.

13. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

AdBlock, enough said

15. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Or just use Xposed YouTube away!

20. fyah_king unregistered

Got my free trial.:)

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