What is YouTube Red?
YouTube Red is a new subscription video service from YouTube that’ll be available to U.S. consumers starting October 28. It’ll cost $9.99/month ($12.99/month if purchased through iOS), and new users will get a one-month free trial.
Many YouTube users will likely just keep watching the free version of YouTube that we all use today. But those who pay for YouTube Red will also be able to:
- Watch YouTube videos ad-free across all devices
- Download videos and songs to watch offline
- Keep videos playing in the background (on mobile devices)
- Access Google Play Music
- Watch original content from major YouTube creators like PewDiePie, Superwoman, and others (starting “early next year”)
YouTube Red is set to launch in other countries outside the U.S. starting next year.