How to Use Youtube Premium (Formerly YouTube Red)

Back in 2015, YouTube announced a service called Music Key that offers ad-free music and music video streaming services. It was later on relaunched as YouTube Red expanding its services with the addition of ad-free YouTube videos. On May 2018, YouTube once again rebranded its premium service from YouTube Red to YouTube Premium.

What is YouTube Premium?

YouTube Premium Logo

YouTube Premium basically is still a premium YouTube service that offers ad-free content with scope for music, music videos, and YouTube videos. It also comes with the ability to let you download videos and let contents play in the background.

Compared to YouTube Red, YouTube Premium offers two different subscription plans.

YouTube Premium Pricing
YouTube Premium Pricing

YouTube Premium has one subscription plan that includes YouTube videos and one that’s dedicated only for music.

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Method 1: How to Use Youtube Premium (Formerly YouTube Red)

YouTube Premium Service
YouTube Premium Service

Step 1: Watch Ad-free videos

We can see ads almost on every social platform we use, even YouTube is not an exception. Whenever we see an interruption before or during our video experience, we know that it’s an ad coming up. They come in the form of banners, search and video overlays that promote something.

When you’re a member of YouTube Premium, you have the privilege of non-stop streaming your favorite shows and music without disturbance.

Note: You may see some promotions embedded inside the creator’s content. This one YouTube has no control.

 Step 2: Watch YouTube Originals

YouTube Premium offers a number of series and movies at no additional cost. However, this does not mean that you can gain access to pay per view movies. If you want to watch content from a paid channel, then you have to pay for it.

Step 3: Listen with YouTube Music Premium

There are millions of songs and music videos on YouTube Premium, you can search whichever genre you want and you’ll find it there.

However, YouTube Premium features background play which enables users to listen to their favorite hits while using other apps. This feature isn’t supported on the YouTube free app.

Also in case you want to stream music but you don’t want to load the video, you can simply turn on the audio-only mode on the app or browser of your phone.

Step 4: Download videos to watch offline

You can download any videos from YouTube Music, Gaming apps, series and so much more and watch without connection. These content can be available on your app for only 30 days.

But if you want to like, comment or subscribe to the video then you must have an internet connection.

Although YouTube Premium enables video download, some videos might not grant you permission to do so because of the content restriction set by the video creator.

Method 2: How to Download Videos with Youtube Premium (Formerly YouTube Red)?

In order for you to get started, make sure you have the YouTube app installed on your Android smartphone.

tap download button
Tap the download button

Once you have the app, follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Proceed to the Video

Begin by selecting the video you wish to download.

Step 2: Video Quality

Then, select the video quality of the video that you wish to download.

Step 3: Tap Download

Tap the gray Download button located below the media player.


Where to get YouTube Premium?

To get YouTube Premium, you simply have to:
1. Open the YouTube app on your Android device
2. Sign in to the Google account to start the membership
3. Select your profile photo and then get YouTube Premium
4. Start your free trial

Can you use YouTube Premium on multiple devices?

Yes, you can use YouTube Premium on up to 10 devices at a time. Once you’ve reached the limit, the oldest of the 10 devices will be automatically de-authorized.

Are YouTube Premium and YouTube TV the same?

No, they are not the same because YouTube TV is its own app. YouTube Premium is found by opening the traditional YouTube app provided that it is subscribed.

Where is YouTube Premium available?

At this time, you can sign up for YouTube Premium in the following countries:

New Zealand
South Korea
United Kingdom
United States

What if I was already subscribed to YouTube Red?

If you were previously subscribed to YouTube Red before May 21, 2018, your subscription will be transferred to YouTube Premium for YouTube Red’s old pricing of $9.99/month. Which is pretty nice!

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Wrap up

YouTube Premium has provided special features for users who want to enjoy YouTube without interruption. This service gives you access to YouTube movies and music completely ad-free, whether you are using it on your smartphone, computer, or tablet.

If you want to save data, YouTube Premium gives you the freedom to download any movie which you can watch offline as you ride the bus.

You can also listen to audio-only or background play music as you get about with your business.

This article has shown you what YouTube Premium has in store for you and it has also helped you use them, so that you may get the best out of your money. Are you currently using YouTube Premium? If so tell us what you think about it in the comment section below.

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