Over 100 Million People Subscribe to YouTube

Oh, YouTube Premium. Despite the price hikes and the ongoing battle against ad blockers, it’s still a go-to for streaming enthusiasts. A recent announcement shed some light on just how well the platform is doing. YouTube’s blog just dropped a bombshell: they’ve hit 100 million subscribers.

Wondering what YouTube Premium is all about? It’s YouTube’s VIP ticket, offering a bunch of perks for paying members. No ads, for starters. Imagine watching videos without interruptions. Pure bliss.

But wait, there’s more. Video downloads, background play, access to experimental features, and a YouTube Music subscription are all part of the deal. All this for $13.99 a month. Though, with taxes, you might be looking at closer to $16. Keep that in mind.

**YouTube Premium reaches over 100 million subscribers**

Big news: YouTube Premium has crossed the 100 million user threshold. They’ve been charging for this premium service since 2015, remember? It used to be called YouTube Red. Back then, it was all about funding original content from big-name creators. Remember “Bad Internet” by Collegehumor? Good times.

Now, YouTube Premium is how you get the most out of YouTube. Sure, it’s had its share of controversies. Price increases, for one. All streaming services are doing it, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying. The price went from around $12 a month to nearly $16. Ouch.

And then there’s the war on ad blockers. YouTube hates them because they cut into ad revenue. They’ve been trying to stop people from using them, but it’s a tough battle. Still, the growing user base suggests people see the value in paying for those premium features.

**Fine print**

Here’s something interesting. When YouTube counts its Premium subscribers, it’s also counting YouTube Music subscribers. They’re separate but related services. Some folks only have YouTube Music. And yes, those trial accounts? They’re in the 100 million too. Some might cancel at the last minute, but that’s nothing new.

So, despite the challenges, YouTube Premium is thriving. It’s a testament to the platform’s ability to adapt and offer value to its users. Whether it’s for the ad-free experience, the music, or the original content, people are clearly willing to pay. And with the service continuing to evolve, who knows what the future holds?

Craig Diaz
Craig Diaz
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