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.
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What are the benefits of YouTube Premium?
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:
- No Ads: YouTube Premium lets you watch videos without ads. This is a great advantage if you want to watch videos on YouTube regularly and are bothered by the constant ads.
- Offline mode: Offline mode lets you download videos and watch them later even when you don't have an internet connection. This is ideal if you'd like to watch videos on the go but don't always have access to an internet connection.
- background playback: You can play videos in the background even after exiting the YouTube app or locking the screen. This is an advantage if you would like to listen to music or videos while doing something else.
- Youtube music: As a YouTube Premium subscriber, you have access to millions of songs without commercial breaks. You can also download the music and listen offline. Background playback is also possible. You can continue listening to the music even when the screen is locked.
How much does YouTube Premium cost?
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.
Criticism of YouTube Premium
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:
- call https://www.youtube.com on
- Tap on your profile picture. Paid memberships, then you land here .
- Tap the membership you want to cancel.
- Tap Manage Apple Subscriptions.
- Tap Membership.
- Tap Exit or Disable.
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 acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the 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 to current bugs.