Why YouTube Red Is Worth Your Time
Everyone’s heard of YouTube, but have you heard of YouTube Red? Learn more about what this service can do for you
YouTube Red, released in October 2015, has been slow to take off. Even so, this newer, ad-free subscription service merits a second look. Read on for why YouTube Red could easily become the next big thing!
What is YouTube Red?
More than a billion users turn to YouTube for a dose of daily entertainment. YouTube Red wants to take this entertainment to the next level. Originally launched back in 2014 as YouTube Music Key, an ad-free streaming service of participating labels, YouTube Red is a premium subscription service offering ad-free streaming for every YouTube video.
In addition to ad-free viewing, YouTube Red hosts original content from both professional studios, and popular YouTube personalities exclusive to the service! Currently, YouTube Red is available for subscribers in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and for certain channels, Brazil.
For YouTube lovers, this service will remove ads, so you can watch more of your favorites through the website and mobile apps, without the annoyance of frequent interruptions. Paid channels, and rented or purchased films, may still contain ads, but everything else will switch to ad-free bliss with a paid monthly subscription.
The Benefits of YouTube Red
You can watch YouTube Red with the following devices:
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Gaming Consoles including: Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- Support Smart TV’s (2012 and newer models)
- YouTube Mobile Apps
Families can share YouTube Red access, and early adoptees can get a free Chromecast as an added gift for joining the service. For the $.99 three-month trial price, this may be a worthwhile deal!
Other benefits of YouTube Red include the ability to watch videos even when your device’s screen is turned off (called background play), and the ability to download videos for offline viewing, though you will be unable to “like” or comment on these videos when in the offline mode. A free subscription to Google Play Music is also thrown in, complimentary for YouTube Red users.