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YouTube Announces Details, Launch Date For Subscription Service

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (CelebrityAccess) — Online video streaming giant YouTube has announced their plans for a new paid subscription service which is set to debut later this month.

YouTube Red will allow users to watch add free videos online, or save for offline viewing and will also offer access to Google Play Music and YouTube Music when it launches at a future, yet-to-be-announced date. Starting next year, the service will also feature new, original programming from popular YouTube content creators such as CollegeHumor, and PewDiePie.

Subscriptions for the service will cost $9.99 a month for Android and desktop users, and $12.99 for iOs devices.

The service will replace YouTube Music Key, which the company launched in a beta last year.

"We launched a beta of the music subscription specifically to learn from our biggest music fans on YouTube. A key learning was that they didn’t want to use these features on just music — they wanted to use them across all of YouTube. To make this subscription most compelling to them, as well as the broadest audience on YouTube, we decided to create a site-wide membership called YouTube Red," A rep from YouTube said in a press statement. – Staff Writers

YouTube will launch the service on October 28th. – Staff Writers