YouTube Premium Subscription – Is it Worth the Money?
YouTube’s ad-free tier is called Premium, and it offers a plethora of perks. For starters, subscribers won’t see ads before or during videos—or even on the YouTube app itself (although some ads may appear on YouTube Music). You can also download and play songs offline in the background, which is handy if you’re traveling or going to a place without WiFi.
Then there are YouTube Premium Originals, which are shows and movies made by YouTube creators that you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, ad-free viewing is available on any device that you use to access YouTube, including Roku, smartphones, and tablets. There’s also a new audio mode for the mobile app that allows you to only listen to music without seeing video, which can help reduce your data consumption. YouTube also offers a student discount for the service, but you’ll have to verify your status once a year.
But if supporting the creators you watch does matter to you, it’s worth the money. It also helps keep your content free from algorithm changes—like what gaming YouTuber Markiplier experienced in 2019 when his channel was deprioritized for spamming emotes during live streams.
YouTube Premium is also a companion to YouTube Music, which recently got a revamp that added offline listening and picture-in-picture on mobile. It’s a good value if you want to get rid of all the ads and use both services often. But if you don’t watch much YouTube and are already subscribed to Spotify or Apple Music, it’s not necessary for your streaming needs. اشتراك يوتيوب بريميوم