Google Announces YouTube Red Subscription Based Premium-Style Streaming Membership

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  1. dgstorm

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    It was probably only a matter of time before this occurred. The big wigs at Google have decided to offer a different version of YouTube that will basically be akin to a "Netflix for Youtube" product. It's called YouTube Red, and it will use a $9.99 per month subscription model to access any and all content with NO Ads.

    That's not all you get for your monthly fee. Google also promises that the service also applies across all devices, anywhere you sign into YouTube. This will include YouTube's recently launched Gaming app, and will also apply to a brand new YouTube Music app, that they officially announced today.

    The YouTube Music app has been floating around the rumor-mill for a while, and it is basically a streaming music service. As an extra bonus, YouTube Red will also work with Google Play Music, which means that when you subscribe to one you automatically get access to the other.

    Finally, it looks like Google/YouTube is investing heavily in the future of the service. They are planning on offering unique, premium, original content that will only be found on YouTube Red. This is basically like the original shows and movies that you find on Netflix, except that Google is the one investing in and hosting them. Here's a link to the first spate of original content that YouTube Red has planned: YouTube Blog

    For more info, here's a link to the YouTube Red blog post: Official YouTube Blog: Meet YouTube Red, the ultimate YouTube experience

    You can also check out a YouTube video in the thread below describing the service.
     
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    Here's that YouTube Red promo video:

     
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    Really pretty awesome that you get all the Red features if you already subscribe to Play Music All Access, because I love All Access, probably the best 10 bucks I spend every month. I was really curious about that, since when YouTube introduced background play, it was included if you subscribed to All Access.

    I really feel like Google knows how to treat its customers, which is why I love the company.
     
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    I have no idea what YouTube Red is or that they had a music access. I'm not a youtuber at all. If I want to watch videos of idiots saying "Hold my beer", I'll go home and visit my family.
     
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    I'm no crazy fan of YouTube either, but there is so much more than that there. Lots of junk, sure, but great tech videos, clips from shows, I like things like Cinema Sins & Screen Rant, where they point out thing you might not have noticed, have lists of all-time best or worst (specific character, trend, etc.)

    Not trying to convert you, but I've found some stuff I enjoy watching there, even though I thought a lot like you at one point.

    I still don't browse yt even every day, but there is some value there.

    The music thing was so far basically just no ads on music videos, downloading for offline playback, & the ability to play songs through YouTube in the background, which sounds great, but idk how they decide what videos get to do that. I've had some nonsense videos continue playing sound in the background when what I really wanted was to exit the app and carry on living my life.
     
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    I wasn't interested until I read that you will get access if you have Play Music All Access. I've had it since it was released and only pay $7.99, which is nice. Just today I was watching a video where I was looking for a specific spot, and I kept getting 15 second ads for jumping to a different part of the video. Glad to hear I won't have to deal with that.
     
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    Amen to that! That's exactly where I'm at with it.
     
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    How long do we think it'll be before they change the name of this service & just sell one subscription? If one gets you the other one, your not gonna buy both...
     
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    I know a lot of members who'll be happy about this

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
     
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    I was fortunate in that I was invited to use this program during beta, I've had it for about a year and I love it!! I already had an all access music subscription. When you start a song in google play, it gives you the option to watch the video right in the google music app. It all works pretty slick. The lack of commercials is great also.
     
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    I'll pay them when they start streaming live cable channels like history, AMC, ESPN, CNN, discovery, military, Fox news, MTV, vh1, travel. When youtube will stream those 10 channels live, that's when I'll pay them $10 a month. For now I can deal with ads.
     
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    I have been using YT Red since it has debuted and despite me having some reservations about paying for it I actually like it (It helps that Google through in GM subscription). Are commercials a big deal....eh I mean if I was watching my budget tight and had to make cuts then I would deal with the commercials. But I like diving into a video and not having to listen to a commercial about a product I could care less about. For a person who watches a lot of YT videos this may be worth the $120 a year (9.99 a month).

    Anyone else still using YT Red?
     
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