YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium launch annual premium plans in India


Courtesy of Reuters

STRONG POINTS

  • YouTube has announced annual plans for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium.
  • YouTube Premium subscribers will be able to pay for a 12-month subscription.
  • Google is offering discounted pricing on subscriptions for a limited time.

YouTube has announced annual plans for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium. YouTube Premium subscribers will be able to pay for a 12-month subscription. Previously, YouTube Premium only offered monthly and quarterly plans. As an introductory offer, Google is offering reduced pricing on subscriptions for a limited time. The offer is only valid until January 23.

Google offers an annual plan at Rs 1159, the quarterly plan is offered at Rs 399 and a monthly plan at Rs 139. The YouTube Premium subscription offers ad-free videos and background playback. Google is currently offering the introductory price but has not shared what the revised price will be. YouTube Premium users can download their favorite videos and watch them offline. With YouTube Music Premium, users can browse ad-free music, offline and with the screen locked. It is available on both mobile and computer. Users can also download music and listen to it without internet. The premium YouTube Music plan starts at Rs 99 per month, the family plan is offered at Rs 149 per month.

There is also a special monthly subscription plan for students which is priced at Rs 79 per month but will have to go through a rigorous verification process each time they purchase the subscription. Similarly, the YouTube Music Premium subscription plan for students is offered at Rs 59 per month.

Users who are currently active on the monthly plan can switch to annual subscriptions by canceling their existing subscription. By doing so, they can register for the new one. People who are active on the quarterly plan will be moved to the annual plan once it expires. Users can wait until their existing plan is finished, as they will not receive a refund for their current plan.

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