The video platform Youtube expanded its subscription service offering with Premium Lite, which is currently being tested in some European countries, and with which offers an ad-free experience for a price slightly lower than the normal subscription.
YouTube Premium Lite comes as a subscription something cheaper than YouTube Premium, with the same ad-free experience but no features like download for offline listening or background playback.
This new subscription is being tested in some countries in Europe, as highlighted by the site The Verge. The company confirmed for now its presence in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
YouTube Premium has a cost of 11.99 euros (1426 pesos) per month in the European market, with the first month of free trial. The Lite version would lower the price to 7 euros per month (833 pesos, according to the price of the day).
YouTube Premium Lite, the new video platform payment service.
According to the aforementioned media, given the experimental nature of this subscription modality, Google does not rule out introducing other plans based on the response you get from users.
Currently, YouTube Premium offers a four-month free trial in Argentina, and after that term the subscription amounts to $ 119.00 per month.
What is YouTube Premium
The subscription-based video service, which was born three years ago as YouTube Red, is characterized by adding several functions to the usual experience that YouTube offers.
One of the big drawbacks of the free version of the video platform is the presence of advertisements, which usually appear before each video is played. With this business system, the platform allocates the maintenance of the platform itself, but also to pay the authors of the videos.
With YouTube Premium, that cost falls directly on the user, eliminating advertisers from the equation, with which you will begin to see the content of the video from the first second regardless of the playback platform you use.
The YouTube Premium video service not only stands out for offering ad-free videos.
Unlike Spotify or Apple Music, for example, it is not a dedicated music streaming platform, but rather a multi-faceted offering that has a number of small benefits to enhance your experience, including streaming YouTube without ads and access to Google’s Spotify streaming service.
Another important option of YouTube Premium for subscribers is to download the videos without using alternative pages or dedicated applications. In this way, users can view them offline on the mobile device. For that you just have to look for the “Download” icon under the video player.
Then, when the user is ready to find the downloads, all they have to do is click on the “tab.Library “in the main menu from the bottom of the screen, and look for the “Downloads” section.
In this note from Clarín Tecno you can compare characteristics and prices of the five main music streaming services available in Argentina from the arrival of HiFi audio: Spotify, Apple, Amazon, YouTube and Deezer.