5 Things to Know About YouTube Red
So, you already pay $7.99 a month for Netflix streaming, shell out $10 for Spotify premium and let go of $14.99 for HBO NOW (Why shouldn't Game of Thrones be at your beck and call?). So, is YouTube's new ad-free service, YouTube Red, worth an additional $9.99 every 30 days? Time to investigate.
Here's five things you should know about YouTube Red, which was unveiled by the company yesterday (October 28). Share your thoughts, and if you've already subscribed, let us know how it's going!
1.) It's an ad-free service that includes the ability to save content for offline viewing. You can also watch clips from virtually anything with a screen, including your phone, tablet, Chromecast, Apple TV or Roku.
2.) It's launched beside the new YouTube Music, through which YouTube aims to expand users' catalogs by getting a sense of their taste in songs and artists. Plus, an account with YouTube Music will work as a login to Google Play Music, and vice-versa.
3.) YouTube Red plans to unroll original content starting next year that's exclusive to YouTube Red members. The Walking Dead producers, CollegeHumor and Fullscreen films all have projects in the works, which range from a murder mystery adventure to satire of new-age celebrity.
5.) Nothing about YouTube will change. In fact, CNET reports YouTube Red original content will eventually be free—with ads—on YouTube.
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