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YouTube Launches Subscription Service 'YouTube Red' in Australia

Promo for YouTube Red
Sean Fang Wed, 18/05/2016 - 17:06

YouTube's subscription service has been launched in Australia, allowing the Aussie public to enjoy ad-free, offline viewing for the small price of $11.99 per month.

The new subscription service, dubbed YouTube Red, also gives users access to original content from popular uploaders such as Rooster Teeth and PewdiePie.

Only the second region around the world to get access to the service (after the United States), YouTube Red will allow users to enjoy YouTube in ways they have never before, or at the very least, never before legally. YouTube Red subscribers no longer have to wait 5 seconds to skip ads, because they won't get any ads at all, and those that want to watch their favourite clips and shows on the road without having to use their data will love the offline viewing mode. More importantly, users can now have videos (ie. music videos) playing in the background (normal YouTube pauses videos once the app loses focus), meaning YouTube's vast music videos library can now double as your main music player.

And to make YouTube more competitive with the likes of Apple Music and Spotify, YouTube has also just launched their new dedicated music app smartly titled YouTube Music. While the app competes with Google's other music service, Google Play Music, Play subscribers will be getting full access to YouTube Red, with the same being true the other way around too.

Those wanting to try out YouTube Red can sign up for a free monthly trial, or pay the special introductory price of only $9.99 (offer valid until June 6) - you can sign up here.

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