YouTube May Offer Ad-Free Streaming Service For $10 Per Month
YouTube is reportedly preparing for a subscription-based video streaming service for $10 per month. As YouTube has not been able to contend parent company with its profits, so the expected move can be seen as a strategy for financial gains.
YouTube can hopefully accomplish its desired results by alleviating the irk of the users; its ads induce upon its users despite the fact that viewers are sometimes given with an option to skip the ads to watch relevant videos directly.
The news emerged after Bloomberg disclosed excerpts from the email which was sent by YouTube to content creators.
“By creating a new paid offering, we’ll generate a new source of revenue that will supplement your fast growing advertising service,” the letter said (via Bloomberg).
Until the time of writing this article, no official statement has been made by Google-owned YouTube. Supposing email is legitimate, it is hard to comprehend pros of such a service for $10. Because almost all of the YouTube ads are less shorter than a minute and are skip-able. If a user has good data connection, ads disappear in no time. So who will really like to pay $10 per month merely for saving seconds?
Google Inc. probably knows a little population could only be attracted with such a service which has no obvious attraction. That’s why, some other subscription based services including YouTube Music Key on the platform may also be amalgamated in the same ad-free package. In that case, the offer will make a complete sense. YouTube Music Key is expected to be offered at $7.99 per month so users may become ready to pay for enjoying ad-free music.