have Of the variety of digital subscriptions you can sign up for right now — cloud storage and fitness plans, music streaming and audiobooks — you simply can’t sign up for every single one of them. Even if you have money, you don’t have time to get your money’s worth.
This brings us to YouTube Premium, the paid plan for the video-sharing site that you and billions of others are happy to use for free. So why are you paying $12 a month? We’ll outline the deals here, so you can decide if it’s worth your money.
Watching YouTube commercials isn’t the worst experience you’ll have – most of them can be skipped after a few seconds anyway – but you might be surprised how the YouTube experience works without interruptions and hassles How good is it.
You can try YouTube Premium for free (and we encourage you to), which will give you an idea of the difference. It actually saves a lot of time, especially if you’re a regular YouTuber and spend a lot of time on the site or app.
Plus, if you’re playing music on YouTube at a party, your music won’t be interrupted by ads every few minutes. It’s also helpful when you’re showing clips to others, such as at work or in the classroom.
Built-in video downloader
YouTube Premium subscribers can also save videos for offline playback. This works with the YouTube app for Android and iOS as well as the desktop web browser, so you can take your video anywhere.
You no longer have to put up with an unreliable internet connection or lack of Wi-Fi ruining your video streaming. Whether you’re going to the park or hopping around on a plane, you can queue up curated clips for viewing entertainment.
In the mobile app, there is also a feature called Smart Downloads. This automatically downloads clips that YouTube thinks you’ll like (based on your recommendations), so you can watch them anytime, whether you’re online or offline.
YouTube Music, which typically costs you $10 a year, is included with YouTube Premium, so you can get the full music streaming service in the style of Spotify or Apple Music as one of your perks.
While YouTube Music might not be as feature-rich or comprehensive as some of its competitors, it has everything most people need. You can run it through a web browser or a dedicated mobile app, and have the option to sync tracks to your device for offline listening.