YouTube Details New Ad-Free Streaming Service, YouTube Red

Wednesday afternoon, YouTube announced a new paid, ad-free streaming service called YouTube Red. The new service will allow users to watch videos — including their vast reserves of music — offline.

A subscription will run $9.99 per month for Android and desktop devices, but $12.99 a month for iOS. Subscribers will also receive access to Google Play Music (and Google Play subscribers will, consequently, have access to YouTube Red. The free, ad-supported version of YouTube will still exist.

This service will launch on October 28 in response to a beta test of YouTube’s Music Key subscription service, wherein they learned that fans “didn’t want to use these features on just music — they wanted to use them across all of YouTube.”

They’re also planning a new music app, which will require YouTube Red to run offline features. A  launch date for that new service has not yet been announced, but you can watch a trailer for all that the company has planned below (via YouTube, of course).


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