When the news broke Wednesday about YouTube gets a subscription base platform, everybody on the internet grabbed their pitchforks and torches in preparation for the pending battle of YouTube going to pay to watch. But not to worry, this new subscription based platform now officially known as YouTube Red is totally separate from the free and ad supported YouTube which will still available to use. So what’s the deal, eh?

Well, in an official YouTube Blog Post, YouTube Red will be launching on October 28, 2015 exclusively in the U.S.A. for the time being with a $9.99USD or $10.00USD monthly subscription fee. Promising to deliver you with the ultimate YouTube experience, But what that really entitles is an Ad free experience to watch your favourite and already existing videos on YouTube, smh…. it’s like they never heard of the free ad blocker extension for Google Chrome or they assume everyone is still only using Internet Explorer ha-ha.

YouTube Red will include other apps such as YouTube Gaming, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music functionality, allowing you easily to watch and listen to music. Smh… Once again, it’s like they don’t think people actually use the MP3 player feature on their phone or iPod.

But if the last two pitches haven’t got you intrigued for the new platform yet, YouTube Red will offer the ability to save video to watch offline or tablet and play videos in the background for a fee of course, which we can already do for free on a computer transferring files.

But wait, it gets better, hopefully starting next year YouTube Red will get member-only access to new movies, TV Shows, and original shows from some of YouTube’s biggest creators. Creators like Rooster Teeth, PewDiePie, Fine Brothers, and MatPat (The Game Theorists) just to name a few from their lineup(link).

Love it or hate it? We Canadians can’t really decide just yet since the free 30-day trial starting on October 28, 2015 is only available for US viewers, but for that last 24 hours when it revealed everyone is still baffled and confused whether YouTube Red subscription will be a replace the famous and free YouTube service. Well, let’s put it this way, if you don’t support it, don’t buy the membership, I bet it’s surely just a Google/YouTube marketing experiment to see whether if people would support a paid YouTube service. I for one don’t like it nor support it because as a creator you’ll might have to sign up for the red service for your video to show up otherwise it will be private, way to screw over your new content creators with bad practices. Only time will tell how this will go.

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