YouTube is easily the largest streaming video site in the world, with millions of users daily they are rumored to soon be offering a paid subscription option. Now if it’s true there will be two accounts users will have the option to choose from, most likely the free version will still keep things similar to what they are now, with ads located on the site and before a video may start. However if a user does decide to purchase a monthly subscription with YouTube, not only will the ads be removed but a few other features are included as well.
Estimated at costing around $10, making YouTube a similar subscription to the All Access Music which Google also owns and operates. However, no one from Google has been reached for comment, but the YouTube department did release a statement which read, "We’re always working on new and better ways for people to enjoy YouTube content across all screens, and on giving partners more opportunities to reach their fans. However, we have nothing to announce at this time."
Offline playlists with accessible libraries are another feature to be rumoured with the new changes, which may come as early as the end of this year. It looks like Google's YouTube team has been pretty busy behind the scenes, the bright lights are about to be turned on for a new paid subscription but only time will tell if it’s a Hollywood success of a box office flop. Users who like watching documentaries may find this a better option than Netflix, well especially if the content can be saved for offline viewing and with the amount of videos that are constantly uploaded.
YouTube is having its first ever music awards event this year, which could turn out to be the perfect time for YouTube's unveiling of sorts. It’s also noted that a possible YouTube Radio could be on the horizon, though that's not guaranteed and it could clash with Google’s All Access service. Dr. Dre is said to have his own music streaming service coming out that will be tied in with his popular Dre Beat headphones. What would be nice, is if Google ties in both YouTube and All Access into a single $10 subscription, that would would be a huge success IMO.