Using YouTube Music, you'll be able to watch and listen to music on YouTube when your screen is off or you aren't in the app, but only if you have a Red subscription. But don't think of YouTube subscriptions as another Netflix or Hulu Plus. However, subscribers are allowed to watch only up to three concurrent streams at once. You might not prefer Google Play Music over another service, but it's hard to deny the value of getting both streaming music and ad-free YouTube watching, exclusive video content and offline videos. Just head over to to start your free trial. YouTube gets credit for local channels, sports and Bravo, but for many people that's just not enough for the price. It's grouped into four main areas.
. Articles may contain referral links. In February 2016, the first original shows and movies for Red members debuted. YouTube now offers two premium video services. All of the channels I watched had options for closed captioning, which is standard for most services. Anyone who makes the argument for Sling needs to think twice about their support for it. Additionally, most of the original content available through Red will eventually become free with ads after an unspecified amount of time.
You might not need to pay for YouTube Premium for the latter, dubbed YouTube Originals, in the future. There's even a dark mode you can enable in the settings. YouTube has said that support for other platforms will arrive later this year. YouTube Premium allows videos to be saved to local devices for playback later. Those would either be thrown in the package or added in a new pricing tier. Hollis Johnson Google's experiment to court cord-cutters begins now. My guess is that the launch will be somewhat subdued, and mainly pitched to people who already tune into Machinima or other channels on a regular basis.
You can sign up for a free one-month trial to try before you buy. It's a dedicated place to find YouTube's music content, including songs, remixes and music videos. You should be able to get the majority of the channels you want at a fair and decent price. Without a subscription to Red, you can still watch all of the videos and channels you like on the site, free of charge, but with ads. Your options will depend on your region, though, as New Yorkers get a directory of 56 networks, including local network affiliates. How is it different than YouTube Red? PlayStation Vue just didn't offer enough extra for me to go with them. Want to see it in action? If you don't see your city listed, begin to check availability.
Here's the complete picture of every channel so far. Streaming performance was solid on my home network, which averages around 200Mbps download speeds according to the. YouTube is into more Red originals, which means there are tons of movies and shows just over the horizon. If you choose to search a series, you will see a page with all the episodes. For far too long, cable contracts have penalized us if we so much as look at another cable option while bundles pack in things we don't use cough, home phones and channels we don't watch all so cable companies can maintain their bottom line. You will miss out on the extra features Red offers, but nothing will change about how you use YouTube right now. Editors' note: This story was originally published on February 3, 2016.
Note that ads are unavoidable with live channels, and the available streaming resolution depends on the broadcast. The minimized window can be dragged to any corner of your device screen and sits on top of the active window. You can sort the last section by content type shows, movies, sports, and events , alphabetically, recentness, and popularity. ShowTime is available for an additional fee. Here's what you should know before you sign up. Your viewing preferences are all your own—we won't share your library or watch history across accounts. The report ties this to YouTube Originals not reaching a large enough audience.
Having the local broadcast networks will already provide plenty of live sports. This means that all airings- including upcoming airings and reruns- will be recorded automatically. It's a deal that feels too good to be true for those of us and while it has some problems of its own, it could one day put cable companies out of business. Google says it will introduce full-fledged apps for non-cast devices later this year, but declined to get more specific. When watching in portrait mode, you'll see recommendations at the bottom, or you can flip the phone to landscape to enter full screen.
Now, like Amazon Video, you can actually tack on additional premium stations for an extra fee. How many people does a subscription cover, and how many can stream at once? YouTube Red is an ad-free version of YouTube that has a few fun features like allowing you to keep a video playing even when your phone is turned off. Being able to listen to YouTube videos with your phone or tablet's screen turned off is a small, but welcome, feature that's sure to please anyone who listens to music on YouTube. Season 3 is coming soon. The exceptions are when content creators decide they don't want to allow for that.