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YouTube has two subscription services coming soon, report says

by Todd Haselton | August 28, 2015August 28, 2015 12:00 pm PST

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YouTube is reportedly working to launch two new subscription services, both of which are allegedly going to be available before the end of 2015. According to The Verge, which detailed the new services, we’re about to see a huge shift in how we use YouTube.

First, The Verge said that YouTube is finally going to launch Music Key, its streaming music video service that complements Google Play Music rather nicely. The Music Key beta is currently free but will cost $7.99 per month when it launches. Apparently YouTube is still fighting with record label executives, however, who aren’t as excited about the service.

A secondary, and long-rumored, premium subscription service that provides viewers with access to “premium content creators” and offline downloads will also launch behind a paywall, The Verge said. It’s still unclear how that paywall will work or how much it will cost viewers.

Viewers, however, have always visited YouTube for its free and ad-supported content. Are the new options going to blow up in YouTube’s face?

The Verge

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...