In the world of subscription services, there are the big names like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Spotify and Apple Music. But there are also many others that don’t get as much recognition, including YouTube Premium.
Formerly known as YouTube Red, this paid membership gives users an ad-free experience that improves on the free version of YouTube. It is available in many countries and comes with a few extra perks, such as offline viewing. But is it worth the extra cost?
YouTube Premium provides access to series and unreleased movies from some popular creators. It also removes ads from all videos on YouTube, as well as in the YouTube Music app and other YouTube-branded apps, such as YouTube Kids and YouTube Gaming. This ad-free experience extends to all of these services on smartphones, tablets and Roku devices.
The service also allows subscribers to download videos in up to 1080p quality for offline play, a feature that’s particularly useful on a mobile device with limited data access or a long commute that sends you on routes without cell reception. A subscriber can also continue watching a video or listening to music in the background even when other apps or notifications come up on their phone, which can be helpful for multitasking or focusing on work.
Some users may find the extra features in YouTube Premium worthwhile, especially if they use the platform regularly and support specific creators. But other users might consider the cost frivolous, particularly if they already have a handful of other subscription services. NerdWallet recommends using the 50/30/20 budget method, which allocates a percentage of your income to needs, savings and discretionary spending, and considering whether or not adding YouTube Premium fits into that plan. اشتراك يوتيوب بريميوم