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…
- $14.99/month – Individual Plan
- 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.
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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.
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YouTube Premium FAQs
How many videos can I download to watch offline?
The number of video or audio files you can save depends on your mobile device’s amount of free space and storage capacity, as well as the size and quality of the saved videos. You can adjust the maximum amount of space to use for offline content and see the amount of space currently used by saved files. Videos will remain offline for up to 30 days.
What does background play mean?
When you use YouTube on your phone, you need to keep the app open at all times. If you close it or open another app, the video will stop. With YouTube Premium, you can keep playing videos or music when using other apps or when your screen’s off.
What content is available on YouTube Premium?
There are several shows available on YouTube Premium from popular YouTube creators: Escape the Night, Rhett & Link’s Buddy System, This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, and more. One of the most anticipated YouTube originals in Spring 2017 is Ryan Hansen Solves Crime on Television, a scripted comedy starring Ryan Hansen and Samira Wiley. The premise? An LAPD task force partners actors with homicide detectives so they can use their “actor skills” to help solve murders. The show premieres October 25.