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YouTube launches ad-free subscription service


We all hate YouTube ads, although when we can skip the ad, its pretty much okay. But when you can, it feels so annoying! Feel the same like me?
If yes, you will be very happy to know that YouTube is expected to launch a subscription service by the end of October which allows users not to see ads anywhere, may it be on their homepage, skippable ads or non skippable ads.

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Although there isn't any major clarity on this issue, YouTube content makers got emails from Google which asked them to accept to Google's new terms or else their videos would not be available on the website. Google has told in the email that this action needs to be done by the 22nd of October. This gives us a strong feeling about YouTube's new service. 


This service is said to be named YouTube Red. Coming to the price, it is rumored that the users will be charged $10 ( 600 INR approx ) 

The letter issued to the YouTube publishers is as follows 
For years, YouTube’s fans have been telling us they want more — more choice when watching their favorite content, more ways to support their favorite creators and, above all, the option to watch their favorite videos uninterrupted.  
To give fans more choice we will be launching a new ads-free version of YouTube, available to fans for a monthly fee. This service will create a new source of revenue over time that supplements your advertising revenue. That’s why an overwhelming majority of our partners — representing over 95% of YouTube watchtime — have asked for and signed up for this service. 
As you heard in our previous emails, we want to ensure that fans who choose to pay for an ads-free experience can watch all the same videos that are available on the ads-supported experience. That’s why we’re asking you to update your agreement to reflect the updated terms for the ads-free service. 
 To accept, simply log into YouTube.com as “pakafka” from a desktop or laptop and follow the prompts by October 22nd.
If you haven’t signed by that date, your videos will no longer be available for public display or monetization in the United States. That outcome would be a loss for YouTube, a loss for the thriving presence you’ve built on the platform, and above all, a loss for your fans. We remain committed to working with you, as we always have. And of course, at any time, you can accept the updated terms which will make your videos public and monetizable again. Common FAQs can be found here.
We believe these new terms will greatly strengthen our partnership for the future. We went through a similar process three years ago when we began distributing and monetizing your content on mobile devices. Today, mobile represents over half of all watchtime and mobile revenue is up 2x in just the last year. Just as with mobile, we’re confident this latest update will excite your fans and generate a previously untapped, additional source of revenue for you. 
If you have questions or encounter technical difficulties, we’re here to help: reach out to us for support 
The YouTube Team 
Seems like a good move from YouTube, for the viewers, so will you be paying $10 from your pocket and enjoy an ad free service or will just view the ads and not pay? 
Whatever your answer, do tell us in the comments! 
Hrithik Kaul

Hrithik Kaul

I am also the owner and founder of Techaguy.blogspot.in. You can view my posts there too!

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