If you love to watch videos from content creators like Lilly Singh and Rooster Teeth, YouTube Premium is worth considering. It removes ads before and during videos so you can see more of what you love. Plus, it includes YouTube Music.
The service isn’t for everyone, however. If you’re on a budget, YouTube Premium can add up. If you’re using the 50/30/20 model of budgeting, it may be better to spend more of your budget on needs and save more toward wants like a streaming service.
YouTube Premium subscribers get ad-free viewing across all devices where they’re signed in. That includes mobile phones, tablets and TVs. They can also stream video in the background and download videos for offline playback. YouTube says it will share subscriber fees with content creators, helping them earn more money for their work.
For those that travel or use a data cap, having the ability to download videos for offline playback is a huge benefit. YouTube Premium members can tap a download icon below every video to save a clip in up to 1080p resolution for later. It’s easy to keep a few music videos on hand for your next dance break or even keep a playlist of the latest episodes of your favorite podcast.
Other features of YouTube Premium include queuing (similar to the shuffle button) and being able to host Google Meet video calls with other subscribers. Those who want more control over their account can also use a paid VPN to improve privacy and security. Some options that are popular for YouTube Premium users include NordVPN, Surfshark and IPVanish. يوتيوب بريميوم