Soon Youtube will make you pay to watch some new videos. Am not joking, world of free videos, Youtube come forward with new programming that would require users to pay up to watch content. The new slate of programming will only be available to people who join its upcoming subscription services.
Re/Code reports that Youtube now intends to use at least some of the content it is bankrolling as a bonus for its premium subscription service, which will also include features like ad-free videos.
YouTube will continue to operate a free, ad-supported version of the site, and has said that all of the videos that appear on the free site will be available on its paid version — which is why YouTube is insisting that all video-makers who make money from YouTube ads need to participate in the subscription service as well.
It’s unclear when you’ll be able to see the new programming YouTube is announcing. Sources say some of the stuff YouTube is paying for hasn’t been created yet, and won’t be available until 2016.