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YouTube is one of the most popular video platforms on the internet. Many people use YouTube to watch and share videos. YouTube also offers a paid membership called YouTube Premium. This is a monthly subscription that offers users a number of benefits.
Membership costs 11,99 euros per month and offers access to functions that are not freely available to everyone. Some of the benefits of YouTube Premium include:
As already mentioned, YouTube Premium costs 11,99 euros per month. This puts YouTube Premium roughly in the middle compared to other video streaming services. Netflix, for example, costs between €7,99 and €17,99 per month and Amazon Prime Video costs €8,99 per month.
YouTube Premium Family is a subscription service that allows families to share YouTube. Each family member, up to a maximum of six people from the same household, can use their own account and personal settings. This allows parents and children, for example, to watch videos separately from each other without constantly showing ads. Children must be at least 13 years old and have their own YouTube account. The monthly price for the family subscription is 17,99 euros.
As a student, you can subscribe to YouTube Premium with the same functions as the regular plan for an affordable price of only 6,99 euros per month. However, you must provide proof of legitimacy.
Of course, there is also criticism of YouTube Premium. Most criticisms relate to the price of 11,99 euros per month and the lack of added value compared to the normal YouTube account. Many people see no reason why they should pay for something they can already use for free.
There is also criticism of the lack of availability of free series and films on YouTube Premium. YouTube Premium doesn't offer the same content as Netflix or Amazon Prime. Series and films are available there in a much higher number and mostly already included in the subscription price. On YouTube Premium you often have to pay extra for exclusive films and series.
The termination is simple and uncomplicated in the Membership Management. A click on a button terminates the current subscription at the end of the monthly membership. There is no notice period. Here are the corresponding step-by-step instructions:
YouTube Premium offers good value for money for people who want to watch online videos on a regular basis. Personally, I've been using YouTube Premium for over a year and I was immediately annoyed that I didn't book it much sooner. It's just so much more relaxing when you're not constantly confronted with ads.
Membership comes with many useful features like ad-free content and offline mode. Especially if you also use YouTube Music, it will definitely be interesting. In the end, everyone has to decide for themselves whether they are willing to pay full price for YouTube Premium or not.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.