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

  • New Customers: 14 Day Trial
  • Basic
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • SD or HD, stream on two devices
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $25/mth
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

  • Monthly
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Available on multiple devices
  • Get access to the widest range of sports
  • $14.99/mth
Min Cost - $14.99 over 1 month

  • Monthly
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on multiple devices with the DAZN app
  • Exclusive boxing
  • $2.99/mth
Min Cost - $2.99 over 1 month

  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • Basic
  • 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

Essentials pack
  • 10 day free trial
  • Essentials pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • 25+ channels: Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy, Entertainment & more
  • $25/mth
Min Cost - $25 over 1 month

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

Monthly Subscription
  • 14-day free trial
  • Monthly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • New docos added weekly
  • Watch on your TV with Chromecast and AirPlay
  • $7.99/mth
$7.99/month after 14-day free trial

Last audited 25 February 2021

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