In 2018, YouTube launched its Premium subscription service. The subscription, which had previously been known as Music Key and then YouTube Red, was renamed YouTube Premium in 2018.The video streaming website provides users with a variety of features as part of the premium plan. The YouTube Subscription Service’s standout feature is its ad-free user experience.
Users who subscribe to YouTube’s Premium plan can watch videos and listen to music without being interrupted by advertisements. Ads will appear in between videos for those who do not have a premium subscription. Reports say that the company is testing plans to make 4K video playback a paid feature in order to get more people to sign up for its service.
Playback testing for YouTube Premium 4K videos
Non-premium YouTube users can currently consume content at the highest possible resolution with ads in between. The resolution for video playback for non-Premium users is likely to be capped soon. According to Reddit posts, YouTube has been seen testing 4K video playback as a premium feature.There is no official word on the matter, but if the company decides to pass it off as a premium feature, users will have to watch videos on YouTube in 1440p with ads or subscribe to the ad-free plan.
YouTube was also said to be testing videos with up to 12 ads in between. Later, the company said that the number of ads would only go up for a certain type of ad called “bumper ads,” each of which would only last for six seconds.
YouTube Premium Plans
Those who want an ad-free experience or to watch videos in 4K resolution must subscribe to the premium plan, which costs Rs. 139 per month. The three-month plan is Rs 399, and the yearly plan is Rs 1,290. Aside from no advertisements, the premium plan allows users to download videos, watch videos with the picture-in-picture feature, and access millions of songs on YouTube Music.