YouTube Premium is now available in the UK and Ireland.
What Is YouTube Premium?
Last summer whilst in the States my Sister introduced me to YouTube Premium. It’s a simple product really. For €11.99 a month you get access to:
- YouTube Original Series
- Youtube Music Premium
- All of YouTube Ad free and Offline
There is a family sharing option whereby up to 5 family members have access for €17.99 per month.
YouTube Original Series
This was what peaked my interest in the service. There aren’t many series I watch. I am a child of the 80’s. One of the most memorable film franchises from back then was The Karate Kid. “Wax on, Wax off. Daniel son!”
Well they’ve only gone and reunited Ralph Maccio (Daniel) and William Zabka (Johnny). Set in the present time Cobra Kai follows them as their lives, and Karate, cross paths again.
Series one has ten episodes and Series two will be airing shortly.
If like me you spent hours balancing on the bed frame, your dressing gown belt tied around your head perfecting the crane. You’ll want to watch this.
YouTube Music Premium
This gives you access to ad free music. It will also play with the screen locked, offline and in the background whilst using other apps.
I’ve not checked out the music offering so cannot comment on the choice available.
You can download the YouTube Music App and use it free but there are ads and you cannot use the service offline.
Perhaps one of the biggest selling points if the service is the ability to watch YouTube Ad Free on any device you are logged in on.
I know for a fact that many a night Little Miss OMG has been ready to drop off to sleep whilst watching videos of kids opening LOL Surprise Eggs and an Ad has come on. Jolting her wide awake!
It certainly seems a price worth paying to avoid that happening.
YouTube Premium is currently available on a 3 month free trail or 1 month for the family service.
I’m off to watch Cobra Kai.