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YouTube to make new exclusive shows, movies free for users from 2020

YouTube's paid option will still remove ads from originals as well as all other videos, and it comes with music streaming privileges

Reuters  |  San Francisco 

YouTube plans to make all future original programming available to users for free with advertising, as the video streaming unit of Alphabet Inc's Google seeks a bigger audience for shows and movies that had mostly been restricted to paid subscribers. The shift in strategy means that starting in 2020, a YouTube Premium subscription will no longer be the only way to watch most original programs, with all users having some access. YouTube's paid option will still remove ads from originals as well as all other videos, and it comes with music streaming privileges. YouTube ...

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First Published: Wed, November 28 2018. 09:52 IST