YouTube adds a premium touch

Image Credit: YouTube Media

Image Credit: YouTube Media

The idea of YouTube setting up a paid model to provide another way to make revenue has beenĀ discussion point of tech commentary around the world for a little while now, but this week has become reality with the launch of YouTube Red in the United States this week.

YouTube Red features the primary ability to remove advertising content from all videos watched on the website while signed in with a Google Account plus the ability to save videos to watch offline & play videos in the background.

The subscription also includes access to Google Music streaming and within the next year will be a source for exclusive video productions, quite similar to how NetFlix is providing new exclusive shows to only it’s members.

At the moment, the service is not available internationally…but as with all good things we can expect to see it within months of launch.

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