Whether to subscribe to the YouTube Premium?

It’s been almost six months since the YouTube subscription Premium earned in Russia. Understand what has changed and whether to activate the subscription.

During the existence of YouTube, users got a lot of compliments about the service. Google has gathered the most popular suggestions and put them together in a YouTube Premium subscription. It allows you to download videos from YouTube, to watch videos in the background, and also opens access to exclusive content YouTube Originals. Now more about each item.

YouTube Originals ā€” in this section you will find the series and shows that are made YouTube, sometimes with a popular videoblogger. On the launch units were Russian subtitles. Six months later the situation has not changed. Don’t know what it involves. Perhaps the company sees that show no interest in the division, but they will not start until video there will be Russian subtitles.

In addition, from 2019 all of YouTube Originals will be available to all users of the service. Those who do not have subscription, will watch the video with ads. So exclusivity can be forgotten.

It turns out that you can subscribe only in two cases: if the required offline mode and no ads, although these functions has its own nuances.

For mysterious reasons, the maximum resolution when downloading video 720p. A strange decision, given that the last two years, Full HD (1080p) is the minimum display resolution in smartphones.

With is a bit more interesting. In fact, this is the only reason why you should subscribe. If the computer can disable ads by using browser extensions, the mobile this trick is not a ride ā€” only subscription.

The composition also includes a Premium YouTube music service YouTube Music. For all it is available for free but with a subscription you can listen to songs without ads and download them to your device. About this nothing positive to say ā€” on the contrary, those minuses about which I wrote six months ago, added three more:

  • The lack of applications for macOS and Windows.
  • A small number of playlists, compared to Apple Music and Spotify.
  • Weak Recommender system.

Now the YouTube Premium subscription costs 199 rubles per month. In the United States has a student rate that is almost 50% cheaper. When you receive a student subscription in Russia, is unknown. Connect YouTube Premium is only in the case strongly enough built-in advertising.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! Iā€™m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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