Every YouTube user has been aware that the online giant has been planning an ad-free subscription, but even to this date we are not exactly sure about this subscription’s details. Price, benefits and launch details are still a mystery, but the good news is that Recode launched a report concerning the YouTube ad-free subscription, pointing fingers at the 22nd of October.
So let’s get into details: this subscription is going to cost $10 and every ad that has ever bugged you and made you throw your monitor away will be finally gone. What is more exciting is that Google Play Music Unlimited features will remain active. So it is safe to say that we will finally be able to enjoy looking at the screen and stop wanting to run away from it.
The rumors about such a subscription date back long ago, when people realized that they don’t want their screens bombarded with a lot of things they are not interested in. The first step that was made was YouTube Music Key, which surfaced after people requested a music streaming subscription. The bigger plan was set in motion in the beginning of 2015, when YouTube officially declared that they were changing things.
YouTube commenced by sending emails and messages to channel operators about changes to the YouTube Partner Program terms of service which specifically mentioned an “ads-free YouTube version” for a few dollars every month. The terms then went into effect on the 15th of June this year and this finally means that we are approaching the launch date.
Emails were sent to all channel owners prompting them to agree to a new set of terms until October 22nd. As good as it sounds, we recommend vigilance and not to get your hopes too high. While everyone is asked to respond by the 22nd of October, this might not be the actual release date we are all looking forward to and the name of the subscription seems to be “YouTube Red”.
Needless to say, the United States will be the first country to experience the new subscription since legal terms must be discussed with each and every country. But you need not worry if you are outside the U.S. YouTube Red will come to your country regardless.
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