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#1 Posted on 22.10.15 0925.01
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YouTube is adding a $10/month subscription service. It's YouTube but with no ads, and some exclusive content starting in 2016. They'll also add limited Save Offline and Play In Background functions

They're giving away a free month starting on 10/28 (though it looks like something you'll have to unsub from not to automatically get billed.)

The ads on YouTube have become increasingly annoying - I believe I got the same video ad on five straight videos the other day - but $10 seems too high just to remove them. Original content sounds good, but there's so much good content out there I have no time to watch that it really has to be something spectacular to move the needle for me. Maybe I'd feel differently if I wasn't still a TV-first person; people who just watch YouTube all day (or especially those who use YouTube as their music service) might get more out of it.

I do generally like that they're trying to find another way to pay people who are using this service.

(There's a three dollar markup if you buy via iOS. Don't do that.)
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#2 Posted on 22.10.15 1059.58
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You'd think the "YouTube Red" name would be a little too similar to Redtube for YouTube's liking.
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#3 Posted on 22.10.15 1135.02
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    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
    You'd think the "YouTube Red" name would be a little too similar to Redtube for YouTube's liking.
Agreed. Before I read the post, I saw the headline and immediately thought of a porn service. I mean, I knew it wasn't going to be, but that's where my mind went. Maybe I'm showing my biases.
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#4 Posted on 22.10.22 1154.28
Apparently it took them three years to figure it out, as in 2018 they changed it to YouTube Premium for precisely the reasons listed here.
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