- 3 Nov 2010
YouTube is going to charge more to see ad-free shows like ‘Cobra Kai’
Next week, YouTube is launching YouTube Music — a revamped version of its existing music service that is functionally the same, but comes with extra bells and whistles like personalized playlists based on your YouTube history and other usage patterns.
That service, which is supposed to soft-launch on Tuesday, will cost $10 a month after a trial period. (That same service will eventually also replace Google Play Music, a rival music service Google has inexplicably operated at the same time it was trying to get YouTube Music off the ground.)
More detail: YouTube Music’s $10 a month removes ads from music videos - but not the rest of YouTube. It also allows you to download music for offline listening, and to play music in the background while you do other things. YouTube Premium’s $12 a month removes ads from all of YouTube, like YouTube Red used to do.