YouTube Premium

Introducing YouTube Premium Australia


YouTube Premium, formerly known as YouTube Red, launched in Australia in 2016. It was the first location the service was available in, after the US. The platform comes with several perks, including the ability to watch YouTube creators take it to the next level in movies and series. The list of influencers who welcomed the challenge includes Dan and Phil, Rhett & Link, Shay Carl, PewDiePie, Lilly Sing, and more.

Besides original shows, YouTube Premium also brings subscribers ad-free videos, background play, audio mode, and the option to save videos for offline viewing. As a bonus, YouTube Premium members get automatic access to Google Play Music and its extensive catalog of music. Existing Play subscribers get YouTube Premium at no extra cost.

Everything you need to know…

Monthly Price

  • $14.99/month – Individual Plan

Access on

  • YouTube Premium is available for mobile phones, tablets, desktop computers, and smart TVs.

How much does YouTube Premium cost?

A single YouTube Premium membership costs $14.99/month. This provides access for up to six family members in the same household.

How much data will YouTube Premium use?

YouTube is one of the biggest data burners on your phone. If you’re using mobile data to watch content on YouTube Premium, keep an eye on your usage. Generally speaking, a YouTube video can burn 4MB and up per minute, or up to 240MB per hour. However, YouTube Premium comes with offline viewing. That means you can download videos on Wi-Fi and watch them offline when you’re out and about, without worrying about burning too much data.

What devices are compatible with YouTube Premium?

YouTube Premium works on PCs and Macs, mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, and smart TVs. Saving videos offline is available only on the YouTube Android and iOS mobile apps on supported smartphones.

Alternatives to YouTube Premium in Australia

There’s no shortage when it comes to streaming video platforms in Australia. If you’re not satisfied with YouTube Premium or watching YouTube creators in large-scale productions isn’t your thing, you can always pick one of the alternatives. Netflix has a great selection of shows to keep you entertained for hours, while Stan’s library is constantly growing. Foxtel Now enables you to watch both live TV and on demand content. Amazon Prime is gaining more and more fans in Australia. We live in the era of Peak TV; you have plenty of choices when it comes to entertainment.

Streaming TV & Movies Plans

Basic
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 2 devices concurrently
  • 15,000+ hrs of on-demand sport – new content daily
$25/mth
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

Essentials pack
  • Drama Extra, Kids & Docos
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • 25+ channels: Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy, Entertainment & more
  • 20+ channels of premium drama, kids, & documentaries
$25/mth
Min Cost - $25 over 1 month

Basic
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream in SD on a single device
  • 10,000+ hrs of the best shows
$10/mth
Min Cost - $10/month after 14 days free trial

Pay Per View
  • No Subscription Fee
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Latest releases from the cinema
  • Huge library of movies & tv shows
$/ days
You can only purchase TV shows, not rent them.
Min Cost - Depending on title

Monthly Subscription
  • 30-day free trial
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • New docos added weekly
  • Watch on your TV with Chromecast and AirPlay
$6.95/mth
$6.95/month after 30 days free trial

Last audited 13 May 2020

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