21 February 2020
YouTube has launched new purchase plans for its YouTube Premium and Music Premium platforms that will let users pay upfront. So, users will be able to purchase either a one-month or three-month prepaid plans to enjoy the two services. Users can purchase prepaid plans without enrolling in an ongoing subscription, which means they now have the option to add an additional one or three months whenever they like.
These non-recurring prepaid plans will allow users to pay upfront for an ad-free experience on both the platform. The new YouTube Music prepaid plans in India start from Rs. 109 a month and Rs. 309 for a period of three months. The YouTube Premium prepaid plan, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 139 for one month and Rs 399 for three months. These plans are slightly more than that of the postpaid plans currently available. Unlike the postpaid accounts, YouTube’s prepaid users won’t be billed automatically once their subscription expired.
Both the services, YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium were launched in India earlier this year. And now the prepaid plans have been launched exclusively for the country. Google says that prepaid plans can be purchased with a local credit or debit card using Visa or Mastercard.
The new prepaid plans are not visible to the new users who have not yet enrolled in any of the two services. It appears new users will have to opt for the subscription plan first in order to take advantage of the prepaid plans sometime later. However, this is just a guess, we are yet to get insights on the same.