YouTube to offer monthly subscription service that removes ads

YouTube to offer monthly subscription service that removes ads
If you watch a lot of YouTube on your phone or tablet, you might be getting sick of the ads that often run before the video you want to see. If you've ever said to yourself that you would pay serious money in order to get rid of the commercials, YouTube is going to give you that opportunity. In an email to its content providers, the video streamer explains that it will soon start allowing users to pay a monthly subscription fee for ad-free access to YouTube.

The email from YouTube also explains how content providers will receive a share of the revenue that YouTube collects from this monthly fee. Right now, there is no word on how much YouTube will seek each month for a subscription to its ad-free service. This is hardly new since many free ad-supported apps offer a premium paid version that eliminates ads.

YouTube has been making some changes with the most recent being the introduction of YouTube for Kids. In less than a month, the "safe" version of  YouTube has been installed more than 2 million times.


We can't say that the way ads are woven into the YouTube site are really that bothersome. Many ads can be skipped over after five seconds. So the real question here is how many YouTube viewers would pay for the ad-free service. That is hard to guess without knowing what the subscription fee will be. Right now, we believe that most people would rather sit through the short ads rather than pay to have them removed.

source: AndroidAuthority

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21 Comments

1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Adblock b*tches

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not for mobile users tho (and I know its available on mobile users as well but only on rooting and hardly 1% of users actually root their phones).

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

tubecast wp, not a single ad, or metrotube too.

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That's good. Do these 3rd party also allow you to manage your account ? i.e. add to watch later, create playlists, etc which can be later viewed on the desktop version.

16. technogeek

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

You could just watch in any browser that offers adblock

19. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

If you use an old version of official Youtube app, then you should see no ads. search for this version : "4.4.11". If this doesn't work try 3rd party apps

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 726; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Not sure is good idea or not, i remember few year back before Google bought over Youtube, basically everything was free from ads, and now? It is ads every single corner of Youtube, i understand that it is Google way of earning money, but paying a monthly subscription just to remove the ads? No way that will work.

3. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Meh, its the youtubers fault. they can choose to monetize by ads or not, so its not solely on google hands. and i understand some youtubers are f**k greedy.

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Watch the amount of ads go to astronomical hights to get people to sign up. It's going to be annoying.

8. AndroidLollipop unregistered

exactly

9. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Exactly what I was thinking

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Not only that, watch the videos be split to have more than one ad in alot more videos.

5. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Money grab.

6. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Youtube systematically over the years gets overloaded with ads and then being the wonderful people they are, offer a paid way out...thank God for Adblock.

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I don't see those ads on my phone. I don't know why.

18. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

You either live in a country that google don't put ads on it, or you are using an old version of youtube add,if not then somehow you are lucky.

10. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

If its only two or three dollars its totally worth it. 15 minute ads for 2 minute videos are annoying AF. I like listening to videos like a podcast. Everytime a long ass ad pops up I usually end up listening to it because its too distracting to take my eyes off of my computer every two minutes.

12. BRYLYNT

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Donate to adblock plus instead

13. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Shut up and take my money. I use adblock now, but I'd gladly pay to be rid of the ads just to promote more options like this.

17. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I'm an avid Youtube viewer and will gladly pay if the price is right.

20. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I think they are after taking on Vessel like how they went after Twitch. Vessel is a similar paid video service where different video makers including a good amount of youtubers are putting videos there for watching on price 3$/month.

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