YouTube Red – have you heard about it? What is it, you ask: YouTube Red is a paid membership that gives you an enhanced, uninterrupted experience across YouTube, YouTube Music, and YouTube Gaming.
Okay, that’s great – but let’s get into the specifics. Let’s learn about the how, why and what of YouTube Red and specifically why parents will LOVE this.
WHO: Who is YouTube Red for?
Are you an avid YouTube fan? Do you hate the ads? Do you love music? If those are applicable, this maybe for YOU. And PARENTS – the features and how we can use for our kids are awesome, keep reading.
WHAT: What are the benefits of YouTube Red
- Ad-free videos: Watch videos without interruptions (no ads, seriously – parents, this is one of the reasons you will LOVE YouTube Red)
- Save offline: Save videos and songs on your mobile device to watch offline (again, PARENTS!)
- Background play: Keep videos or music playing when using other apps or when your screens off
- Audio mode: Listen to audio only on the YouTube Music app (my teen is obsessed with this app – on-demand music of whatever she wants to listen to)
- Google Play Music subscription: Included at no additional cost (that’s right, Google Play music subscription is included)
- Supporting YouTube Creators – YouTube Creators are paid based on the number of minutes YouTube Red users watch and music videos are paid by views.
WHY: Why will Parents Will LOVE YouTube Red?
Here are a few reasons parents will LOVE YouTube Red.
No More Ads
YouTube Kids App – parents, please tell me this is how your kids are watching YouTube. It’s the safest way for kids to watch videos, allows you to put limits and with YouTube Red – there are NO ads. That’s right, zero commercials.
Remember in the what where you read you can save videos offline? Let’s talk about that as a parent. This summer, we went on a road trip – nearly 6,000 miles across the west coast. It was amazing, but we kind of hit a MAJOR snag in the area of data. See, we opened our hotspots to the kids so they could watch videos. The good part, the kids were AWESOME in the car. The bad part? CA-CHING. We spent a few hundred dollars on data overages, it wasn’t pretty and SO wish I had known about YouTube Red then.
With this YouTube membership you can go to a video, select save offline and then watch the video when you are not connected to the internet. So yes, you can tee up several episodes of Wonder Quest and keep your kid happy while you are in the car, running to the doctor, at the grocery store or wherever else to keep your little one busy while there is no internet access. BRILLIANT.
Google Play Music
Google Play Music subscription is also included with your YouTube Red membership. With your Google Play All Access Music subscription, you can enjoy unlimited listening to millions of songs, create custom radio and skip as much as you want. My teen loves this. She is in that “discovering music” phase. You gotta love when your daughter asks you if you’ve ever heard of
HOW: How much is YouTube Red?
YouTube Red is $9.99 a month