Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

Would You Pay For Ad-Free YouTube?

Illustration for article titled Would You Pay For Ad-Free YouTube?

Reports from both Fortune and The Guardian indicate that Google is planning to start a subscription music service like Spotify soon. But the craziest little nugget buried in the reports: YouTube might be getting an ad-free option. Imagine no more Vevo ads. Hello, holy grail.

Advertisement

Fortune seems convinced that YouTube—and not the Google Music storage locker—will be the home of the purported forthcoming music service. A subscription to the streaming music would come with the added benefit of ad-free YouTube. We don't know exactly what shape a future service would take, but YouTube, which is owned by Google, did confirm that it's looking into subscriptions as a source of revenue.

But given how annoying YouTube ads are, here's the question: would you pay not to watch them like you pay for ad-free Pandora? How much? [Fortune and The Guardian]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

adblock doesn't work on apps. it doesn't work on tablets, phones,gaming handhelds, gaming consoles, setup media boxes. It would be worth dropping down $5-$10 a month to get an ad-free experience on ALL devices.