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YouTube premium service expands to 7 new markets

16 November 2018 2

Google’s YouTube Premium paid video streaming subscription service, and YouTube Music Premium are now available in seven new countries, bringing the total to 25 and 21 global markets, respectively.

Formerly known as "YouTube Red", Google’s YouTube Premium services give users access to advertisement-free video streaming. The seven new countries which have received the premium paid subscription service are Chile, Colombia, Japan, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland and Ukraine.

It was first launched in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea. In June, the service was made available in 17 new markets including Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

"If you want ad-free access and offline streaming, you can get Music Premium. The more all-encompassing YouTube Premium gives you the same benefits as Music Premium plus an ad-free experience across all of YouTube's videos and access to exclusive content," Android Police reported.

YouTube Premium includes Music Premium, but users also get the full YouTube experience while adding background and offline playback as well as access to exclusive YouTube original series. The subscription is priced at $11.99 per month.

YouTube Music Premium subscription costs $9.99/month and brings the entire former Google Play Music catalogue, covers, YouTube's exclusive mixes, and live performances to users.


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