Google’s YouTube is launching its paid video and music subscription service today. YouTube Red‘s $9.99 per month subscription extends across devices and platform, including their recently launched Gaming app.
YouTube Red lets users access videos across YouTube without ads, while also letting them save videos to watch offline. Background and audio only settings will allow users listen to music without watching the video. YouTube Red also works with Google Play Music, so subscribe to one and users automatically get access to the other.
It appears that the special YouTube Music app (pictured right and in a video walkthrough below) will not be available at launch. Exclusive YouTube Red content from some of the network’s most popular creators will be added early next year.
YouTube Red will cost $9.99 per month after a free 1 month trial.
Will Creators Get Paid During The Free Trial?
YouTube Creators had expressed concerned that they would not be paid during the month free long trials. Google, however, is expected to follow Apple’s lead and pay all creators during the trial period, according to the BBC.