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YouTube Red offers ad-free streaming and more for $9.99 per month

by Jacob Kleinman | October 21, 2015

Hate YouTube ads? Then we’ve got some good news. Google is rolling out a new service that promises ad-free video streaming and more for just $9.99 per month.

YouTube Red launches on October 28 with a free one month trial. That includes ad-free viewing across all your devices along with the option to save videos for watching offline and the option to keep listening even when YouTube is running in the background on your phone.

The new service also covers other YouTube branded apps, including the company’s new video game streaming service. It even includes access to an upcoming YouTube Music app that will compete directly with Spotify and Apple Music. That’s a pretty good value considering everything Google is offering for just $9.99 per month.

Next year Google will also start to offer exclusive new videos, shows and movies from some of YouTube’s most popular stars. That may be enough convince even more people to sign up starting in 2016.

To be clear, YouTube Red isn’t a new app. It’s just a special tier you can pay for. As for the new music app, Google hasn’t revealed what it will look like, though the company says it will be easy to discover new artists and songs.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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