If you’re fond of watching videos and are a YouTube lover, but those unwanted initial advertisements irritate you, YouTube has something great for you!
This Wednesday (Oct 21), the most popular video channel – YouTube announced a new paid-subscription service that would eliminate commercials as the video service transforms into a giant look for better tap its vast commercial potential.
In addition, the channel has also announced its new service, YOUTUBE RED that is aimed to offer commercial-free access for US$9.99 per month. It will start on Oct 28 and is will be available in the United States initially.
This new service started by the video channel will allow users to save videos to watch in future even in the absence in internet connectivity – somewhat like watching YouTube “offline.”
“YouTube Red marks an evolution in our desire to give fans more choice and features that they love and a much better experience,” Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s chief business officer said during a launch event in Los Angeles.
YouTube Music app
In addition to the above announcements it made on Wednesday, YouTube also publicized a new YouTube Music app. This app is aimed at drawing more users among the rapid growth of music streaming.
YouTube Music is yet to be launched at an unspecified date by the end of this year. The app is designed to function much like a streaming platform that will be organized well to provide videos of each artist.
It will also allow users to listen solely to the music without videos – a feature for those who want to keep listening while doing some other work, like driving.
“We want to take that to the next level and provide a way for artists and fans to connect,” Kyncl said, voicing hope that YouTube Music would become a “primary destination for music.”
The best part about the YouTube Music app will be that it’ll be free with advertisements. Those who are subscribed to Google Play Music will automatically receive YouTube Red and vice versa.
With the aim to draw subscribers to the paid tier, the company said it was developing movies and series exclusively for YouTube Red. The original programming will initially concentrate on content from providers who have made their name on YouTube.