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Youtube now has subscription service for no ads.

Started by mfh647, April 12, 2015, 04:35:18 AM

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Got an email today from YouTube saying users can now pay a nominal monthly fee to get rid of ads. I'm sure most of you have already heard this, but its a first for me.

QuoteDear YouTube Partner,

Your fans want choices. Not only do they want to watch what they want, whenever they want, anywhere, and on any device they choose, they want YouTube features built specifically with their needs in mind. Over the past several months, we've taken bold new steps to bring these experiences to life. Since inviting hundreds of thousands of fans into our YouTube Music Key Beta, we've seen tremendous engagement. And we've seen an equally enthusiastic response for our new YouTube Kids app, designed to give families a simpler and safer video-viewing experience— it's already crossed 2 million installations in less than one month.

We're excited to build on this momentum by taking another big step in favor of choice: offering fans an ads-free version of YouTube for a monthly fee. By creating a new paid offering, we'll generate a new source of revenue that will supplement your fast growing advertising revenue.

So what's next?

Launching a new paid offering will require us to update your terms through your Creator Studio Dashboard—a process that should feel familiar to anyone who went through a similar process three years ago when we began distributing and monetizing your content on mobile devices. Today, mobile represents over half of all watchtime and mobile revenue is up 200% in the last year. Just as with mobile, we're confident this latest contract update will excite your fans and generate a previously untapped, additional source of revenue for you. Please look out for our notification, review it and let us know your thoughts.

It's an exciting year for YouTube, as we push ourselves into uncharted territories. But we continue to be guided by a desire to deliver the choices fans want and the revenue you need. By working closely with you, we know it'll be a successful journey.

The YouTube Team


I know a way to get rid of YouTube ads for free.

I have no mouth, and I must scream.


Quote from: Numbers on April 12, 2015, 02:10:52 PM
I know a way to get rid of YouTube ads for free.

I don't think that works for mid-video ads though... does it?

Jack Stryker

I use Adblocker and I ain't seen one yet.  So my guess would be yes.


Yeah, mid-video ads are gone with AdBlock. In fact, just about every advertisement is gone with Adblock. I love it.
I have no mouth, and I must scream.


Oh good! I actually use adblock, I just never bothered to check its effects.


If you don't notice ads, then it's doing its job.
I have no mouth, and I must scream.


What ads, LOL. :D

Mine is Adblock Plus, with the Element Hiding Helper (on Firefox, ofc.) and I also use a hosts file in Windows:
(On Windows 8+ hosts file has to be read only, as the OS will try and change it)
Z68A-G43 (G3) - i7-3770 - Vengeance 2x4GB 2133MHz - GTX 650 Gainward - WD 1TB 64MB SATA - Win7 Pro/64 SP1 / Vivid Xfce AMD64