YouTube has announced a new monthly subscription service called YouTube Red that offers ad-free videos, YouTube only shows, offline saving, and background play. Starting on October 28, U.S. visitors will be able to sign up for the new $9.99 monthly subscription that comes with a one month trial. As an additional benefit, YouTube Red subscribers will also receive a free subscription to Google Play Music. The YouTube produced series and shows will not be available until next year. With subscription-only shows and no advertisements, it looks like YouTube is trying to compete with streaming companies like Netflix. The difference is that their shows will be filled with YouTube personalities and may not necessarily fit into the standard TV show mold that we are familiar with.
The Google-owned streaming service on Wednesday announced the upcoming launch of an ad-free subscription service, called YouTube Red, that will cost $9.99 a month. Red, which launches Oct. 28, will feature offline viewing and the ability to play videos in the background on tablets or mobile phones. 2b1af7f3a8