Extra YouTube Premium plans are coming


YouTube is engaged on new plans for its YouTube Premium subscriptions, the corporate stated in a neighborhood put up on Thursday. “We’re dedicated to bringing members extra plan choices by increasing our present presents to extra areas, whereas additionally introducing new plans and exploring methods so that you can share your advantages with associates sooner or later,” in accordance with a put up from a YouTube workforce member recognized as Hazel.

At present, there are solely a handful of YouTube Premium plans: Particular person for $13.99 monthly (or 12 months for $139.99); Household for $22.99 monthly; and Scholar for $7.99 monthly. By subscribing, you get perks like ad-free movies, the flexibility to obtain movies to observe offline, and ad-free entry to the YouTube Music library. Thursday’s put up didn’t specify what any of the brand new plans may appear to be or what advantages you may be capable of share, and YouTube didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

YouTube can also be including new options for Premium subscribers, as detailed locally put up and a separate weblog put up. An AI-powered “bounce forward” function, which just lately launched on Android, will arrive on iOS “within the subsequent few weeks.” On Android, Premium customers will be capable of watch YouTube Shorts in picture-in-picture mode (a function that’s already obtainable on TikTok).

Premium subscribers may even have entry to a handful of experiments they will choose in to, together with having batches of Shorts routinely obtain to your cellphone so you may watch offline, a conversational AI assistant (which the corporate is bringing again following a earlier check), and a redesigned watch web page on desktop.