Following the announcement of its very own music-streaming platform half a year ago, YouTube has begun rolling out student packages, much like competitors Spotify and Apple Music.
YouTube announced the new student pricing packages via its official blog on Tuesday, 27 November. Check out an excerpt of YouTube's announcement below. You can find the complete statement here.
Earlier this year, we introduced the new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium subscription plans to help users get more from their YouTube experience. YouTube Music is a new music streaming service with official albums, playlists and singles, as well as a vast catalog of music videos, remixes, live performances, covers and more — all with ad-free, background and offline access. YouTube Premium extends that ad-free experience across all of YouTube, and includes access to YouTube Originals.
Student plans are available for YouTube Music Premium for $4.99 and YouTube Premium for $6.99. Students who sign up by 1/31/19 can lock in YouTube Premium at a special rate of just $5.99.
For those confused, Premium — previously known as YouTube Red — is YouTube’s subscription video-streaming service, offering ad-free video play and download capabilities on YouTube, access to YouTube Originals and YouTube Music Premium as a rolled-in subscription. YouTube Music Premium only offers subscribers access to music related content such as music videos, remixes, live performances and more.
YouTube's streaming services are currently only available in America, and will be expected to reach our shores within the first half of 2019. All prices mentioned above are in USD.