Australia are now the second country to have access to YouTube’s first ever subscription service, following it’s US debut last October.
YouTube Red is the first ever paid subscription offering from YouTube and lets users watch videos ad-free, save them for offline viewing and other extras. YouTube launched Red last October for the US and now Australia are the second territory to have access to Red.
The service, which comes bundled with Google Play Music, have been slowly developing original content to add more value to the service. Until now, as Red exclusives, only the US have been able to watch these exclusive videos but now Australians can too.
YouTube have been quiet on any global expansion of YouTube Red but hopefully Australia can work as a gateway to opening up more countries. In January we covered YouTube’s deals with licensing companies suggested a UK release was approaching, but we’re yet to hear further on any UK launch of YouTube Red
A subscription to YouTube Red will cost AU$9.99 (US$7.22) until June 6th, after which it will cost AU$11.99 a month.