YouTube Red Will Allow You To Watch Your Favorite Videos Without Ads


YouTube has officially entered the world of paid video subscription services.

For $9.99 a month, YouTube Red, the company's latest offering, will allow for ad-free viewing of almost all your favorite videos.

The subscription will also cross over to the company's gaming app and the soon-to-launch YouTube Music app.

Of the music app, YouTube said in a statement,

In 2016, the subscription will also allow members to stream original shows and movies.

While the service is positive for users, it may not be so great for creators.

As TechCrunch reports, all YouTube partners who earn money through the video service must agree to sign its revenue share deal for the new YouTube Red service; otherwise, their videos will be hidden from public view on both the ad-supported and ad-free tiers.

Google executives noted the move was made to keep things consistent inside the platform.

YouTube's Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl told TechCrunch the "vast majority" of revenue will be shared with creators, however, he refused to name an actual percentage.

YouTube Red, which launches October 28, will only be available in the US. Customers interested in trying out the ad-free service can sign up for a one-month trial at no cost.

If you don't want to pay to watch videos, don't worry, YouTube's free, ad-supported service is here to stay.

Citations: YouTube Will Completely Remove Videos Of Creators Who Don't Sign Its Red Subscription Deal (TechCrunch)