Google announced today that the total worldwide subscriber numbers for its YouTube Music and YouTube Premium services have surpassed the 100 million mark. That number does include free trials.
Windows 11 26063 build adds Wi-Fi 7 support and more
windows 11 insider preview promo
Windows 11 build 26058 adds widget improvements and more
windows 11 insider preview promo
Youtube premium RSS
YouTube Music is adding new layers to its app for more customization and easier music discovery. It has even added generative AI in the latest feature helping create unique artwork for playlists.
The limited availability YouTube Premium Lite tier is going away for customers in some European countries. For a reduced price, it offered an ad-free YouTube experience but not the other features.
YouTube is testing a popup for non-Premium users that urges them to disable adblockers with a countdown timer. It emphasizes the features of YouTube Premium so its creators can be paid.
The new option gives people who sign up for the YouTube Premium service a higher video bitrate for 1080p clips while accessing the desktop site on the web. It's also showing up on TV-based devices.
YouTube has increased the monthly and annual subscription price of its paid tier YouTube Premium. The individual Premium plan in the United States will now cost users $2 extra every month.
YouTube is testing a new experimental feature in its app that allows users to play videos at a higher speed with a single tap. The feature will be available for users to try out until August 13.
A new YouTube feature is being tested that lets you disable screen input to prevent accidental pauses and skips. The experimental feature will be available to select users until July 30.
YouTube has begun trialling a popup that asks users with adblockers to allow ads on the platform. It imposes a hard limit of three ad-free videos before you have to disable the adblocker.
YouTube has introduced a new policy for its YouTube Partner Program. The policy cuts down the number of watch hours and subscribers needed by creators in select countries to join the program.
Some more features include watching YouTube videos with friends on Android and iOS devices, Smart Downloads that automatically download videos for offline viewing later and many more.
The overlay ad banners that are only visible on YouTube videos to desktop viewers will no longer show up starting April 6. YouTube admits this ad format was "disruptive for viewers."
In a blog post, YouTube's new lead Neal Mohan outlined plans to add features in the streaming service for creators and consumers in 2023, such as additional support for podcasts and more.
YouTube is seemingly experimenting with a "1080p Premium" video quality option that offers a higher bitrate. If generally released, the offering will likely be exclusive to YouTube Premium customers.
YouTube Music has officially introduced a "Create a radio" capability that lets users create customized playlists by selecting their desired artists and the types of songs that appear in such a list.
YouTube shared new improvements it made to its video player and viewing experience including a darker theme and ambient mode. There have also been some changes to buttons like the subscribe button.
YouTube Premium prices have been updated. The subscription price in the U.S. has gone up from $17.99 to $22.99. Google says its subscribers can share any feedback about updated pricing via a form.
Google has ended the controversial experiment of putting 4K videos on YouTube behind a paywall. The company has confirmed that all users should now be able to watch high-res videos without Premium.
Some users have spotted a weird change in their YouTube apps: Google now allows high-res streaming only for those subscribed to YouTube Premium, leaving only 1440p and lower available for free.
New Xiaomi customers who buy eligible devices will be able to claim three months of YouTube Premium for free. The offer appears to end on February 28th so you must be quick if you want to claim it.
The games incoming to Xbox Game Pass in the second half of November include indies like Mortal Shell, Next Space Rebels, and more. Ultimate members are gaining YouTube Premium as a bonus.
YouTube is currently experimenting with a new subscription model in some European countries which allows users to block ads for the price of €6.99 per month. It is dubbed "YouTube Premium Lite".
Pokémon GO Trainers can now claim a YouTube Premium three-month trial in celebration of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 and the fifth anniversary of the popular mobile game. The offer ends on October 5.
Google is offering Nest Mini for free to selected YouTube Premium subscribers in the United States. The offer is based on a first-come, first-serve basis and lasts through June 30.
Amazon Prime users worldwide can now access family-friendly content for free even without a Prime account. T-Mobile customers can also access YouTube Premium content for free for two months.
User reports indicate that YouTube may be testing a new perk for premium users. This would allow them to get free channel memberships each month, as opposed to the current system in place.
YouTube TV is offering three months of YouTube Premium to subscribers who haven't tried the service before. YouTube Premium offers ad-free streaming, letting users download videos for offline viewing.
The prompt to claim a Google Home Mini for free is cropping up on both Assistant feeds and the YouTube app. The lucky users can claim the smart speaker for free, minus the cost of shipping.
YouTube Music adds to the navigation app's increasing repertoire of music streaming services directly available within the Waze app. The update will be rolled out in the forthcoming weeks.
Save some exclusive titles reserved only for YouTube Premium subscribers, YouTube Originals will be made accessible for free to users starting September 24. Premium users will still have perks.
Google just announced a free three-month subscription service just for students. New members get to use YouTube Music or YouTube Premium entirely free of charge for three whole months before paying.
YouTube Music is adding a toggle to its app that lets users switch between a song and its music video seamlessly. The feature is available to YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium subscribers.
Google is adding a new feature to the YouTube app that aims to pre-empt the user's needs by downloading videos automatically to be watched offline. Users can set what should be downloaded.
In celebration of Happy Galaxy Day, Samsung is starting a new promotion that will gift a free year of YouTube Premium and Galaxy Buds to anyone that purchase a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy Note9.
YouTube Premium and YouTube Music are now available in more territories including India, South Africa, and Latin America. Plus, the premium service comes with a free subscription for a limited period.
YouTube's music streaming service, YouTube Music, is now available on Sonos speakers. The functionality is available to users paying for a YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium subscription.
Google has today announced the expansion of its YouTube Music and YouTube Premium subscription services, bringing them to 12 more countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany.