YouTube has announced a new membership service called YouTube Red. Users will be able to see video offline and without ads, but they will have to pay for it.
According to Google, in addition to having getting ad free video, YouTubers will be allowed to save videos on their smartphones, tablets etc. This will let them watch these videos offline anytime they wish.
It all sounds good but you know how the world works, good things aren’t free. Same is the case with YouTube Red, it wants $9.99 in exchange of offline and ad free content.
YouTube Red lets you enjoy videos across all of YouTube without ads, while also letting you save videos to watch offline on your phone or tablet and play videos in the background, all for $9.99 a month. Your membership extends across devices and anywhere you sign into YouTube, including our recently launched Gaming app and a brand new YouTube Music app we’re announcing today that will be available soon.
YouTube’s service will launch on October 28.
Google’s plans to start YouTube Red were first spotted last month and for $9.99 it isn’t really a bad deal. However, you can download YouTube videos in a range other ways and save it on your devices, so offline videos isn’t really a strong selling point. But, this service extending to gaming app, new music app makes YouTube Red enticing enough.