YouTube Red is a new platform for users to get ad-free access to videos. The new service is set to be launched in the US on 28 October before it goes live in other countries.
YouTube Red is a payable subscription access platform, users have to pay $9.99 per month to get ad-free videos. There would be one-month free trial for users before they pay the subscription amount.
Not only this, Google has also announced that existing paid subscription platform Google Play Music (for $10 per month) has also been added to YouTube Red. Now, users can have the benefit of two platforms in a single service with only single subscription fee, the company said in its official blog post.
New features like saving videos offline for viewing later and listening to music video by minimising so the music continues to play in the background while users work with other apps, have also been included in YouTube Red.
Subscribers can access YouTube Red across any device, including phones, tablets and PCs.
Starting next year, users who have subscribed to the channel will get some privileged access like watching original shows and movies from some of YouTube's biggest creators like PewDiePie's Scare PewDiePie, Fine Brothers Entertainment's Sing It!, Rooster Teeth's Lazer Team, Lilly Singh's A Trip to Unicorn Island and more.
YouTube Red membership will also work across all Google platforms like Gmail, YouTube's Music app and Twitch competitor YouTube Gaming with the same ad-free experience.