YouTube Premium: Overview, Cost, Popular Shows & Plans In 2021

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Starting in 2005, YouTube is the world's largest and sought-after video playing platform on the web. Every minute about 500 hours’ worth of videos are uploaded on YouTube, and around 4 billion hours’ worth of videos are consumed by the users every month.


YouTube has revolutionized the concept of content creation. It has also introduced a completely different spectrum of work opportunities. A person can be anywhere globally, create videos, showcase them on a global platform, and earn money through it.

YouTube has come a long way! Earlier it would play amateur videos, and now you can watch original content.

The Concept Behind YouTube

YouTube was founded by Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, and the trio met at PayPal. As per Jawed Karim, the idea of YouTube was inspired by two things, the Tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean and the video of Janet Jackson's malfunctioning at the super bowl.

Since it is a capital-funded startup, the idea behind YouTube received $11.5 million from a company named Sequoia capital in the year 2005.

In February the same year, the domain was registered under the name of YouTube in the headquarters in a place above a pizzeria in California. In April, Jawed Karim uploaded a video called ‘Me at the Zoo’, and then once the beta testing period was over, the website was launched in December 2005.

The first video, which received a million views, was a commercial by Nike.

In 2011, the famous logo of YouTube was registered and trademarked, and the website's domain was obtained. And thus, YouTube was born.

YouTube Premium India

YouTube premium was earlier known as YouTube red; the pretext of YouTube red and YouTube is the same, minimal ads and more content. People have been very vocal and disregard the vast numbers of ads that disrupt your YouTube viewing. And you can find endless amounts of memes on this.

YouTube came out with an easy option called YouTube Premium. Let's take a look at all the YouTube premium benefits and YouTube premium features.

The main aim of YouTube premium is to remove the ads and permit free videos to the consumer, and the consumer will also be able to attain this much-requested service known as background playback. So basically, pay the subscription amount and enjoy all the best parts of the YouTube experience without any trouble! (Except the hole in your pocket, maybe!)

Benefits of YouTube Premium India

YouTube premium India subscription comes with five significant benefits

  • Video downloading (to watch offline)
  • Premium YouTube music
  • Ad-free videos
  • Background play
  • YouTube originals (series and movies)

Let's take a look at them!

Downloading of YouTube videos

With the premium subscription, the user will be able to download the videos of their choice and play them even when they are offline or whenever they want. This subscription aspect is similar to the platforms like amazon prime, Netflix, Spotify, etc.

This will help in minimizing the usage of data and allow you to use the phone effectively.

You'll be able to use YouTube music premium.

Another added benefit of your YouTube premium subscription is the ‘YouTube music premium’, similar to Spotify and Apple Music. It allows you to download music, create and share the playlist, and suggest songs based on your preferences, and much more.

Ad-free playing!

Ads are the most irritating factor of YouTube. Multiple ads popping up on your screen disrupt the entire video experience. Though there are options of skipping them at times, and they are shorter in length, it gets irritating after some time. With YouTube premium, this will be gone.

Allows you to play music in the background

Probably the best part of YouTube premium is that it lets you play the video and the audio in the background while you are working on your phone or close the screen and keep it aside. This feature is not available in the original version of YouTube.

So with the background option, you will be able to conserve battery and listen without any issues. This option also saves data since YouTube videos consume a lot of data.

Access to YouTube original series

YouTube Originals is a platform where you can find various series, movies, and events. With the YouTube premium membership, you get to watch the YouTube Originals movies and series immediately after they are released. This is an add-free feature that comes at zero cost with a YouTube premium subscription.

Features of YouTube Premium India

If you are planning to subscribe to the YouTube premium, then look at some fantastic YouTube premium features that will make it worth every penny.

  • YouTube Premium: It is the basic service that comes with paid subscription
  • YouTube Music: It is a music streaming facility that comes with a premium membership. It has its own app where you can listen to the music of your choice for free.
  • YouTube Music Premium: The premium version has all the benefits that have been stated above, which are not available in the free version.
  • YouTube TV: This is a live service that comes with the premium version of YouTube. It is very similar to other OTT platforms that allow you to watch live TV shows. You can also record your favorite shows on a cloud-based DVR and watch them later.
  • YouTube Kids: This is an application that is designed especially for kids. It contains ade-appropriate content for kids and is available with a YouTube premium subscription.

YouTube Premium price in India

The YouTube premium subscription in India starts at a minimum value of Rs. 79 a month and goes up to Rs. 189 a month. The premium membership has three options:

  • Students
  • Individual
  • Family Plan

For students, the premium membership is valued at Rs. 79 per month, but this account will have to be verified annually as a student account by the user. The individual subscription of YouTube premium is valued at Rs. 129 a month, and the family membership comes at the cost of Rs. 189 a month. The family membership can be accessed by five different YouTube members.

In the family subscription, the main account holder creates a group where he invites the family members to share and join YouTube premium. All the family members can use their google accounts to gain access to YouTube premium subscriptions. They have the advantage of choosing their individual videos, music, shows, and movies.

However, the personal library, subscription, and recommendation remain the same for all family group members.

YouTube Premium subscription plans

The YouTube Premium membership has three plans

  • Recurrent plan
  • Monthly prepaid plan
  • Quarterly prepaid plan

The two prepaid plans include one monthly plan for rupees 199, or you can opt for a quarterly plan priced at 399 rupees; the recurrent plan is 129 rupees which will get deducted every month.

How can you get a YouTube Premium?

When it comes to YouTube premium, it doesn't have any limitations, and you can use this feature anywhere you want. All you need to do is log in to your account and access all the YouTube premium benefits. The premium versions are applicable everywhere, be it your smart TV, laptop, mobile phone, desktop, etc.

Here is how you can sign up with YouTube premium and enjoy the YouTube premium features -

Step 1: Open the YouTube application

Step 2: Sign in to your Google account (through which you want to subscribe)

Step 3: Select on your profile picture

Step 4: Once done, either start your free trial (if you are eligible for one) otherwise make the payment and get your YouTube premium.

How to control the privacy of your YouTube channel subscription (public or private)

Step 1: Sign In to YouTube premium

Step 2: Click on your profile picture tab located in the top right corner of the page

Step 3: From the menu, select ‘Settings’

Step 4: A menu bar will open, from that select ‘Privacy’ option

Step 5: Select likes and subscription option

Step 6: There will be a small box. Either tick mark it or unmark it to keep the channel subscription public or private

Step 7: Once done, click on save changes

There is another tried and tested method to try out Premium for one month. Sign up with google survey, take the survey, and each survey will give you some amount. Once the amount of Rs. 199 and above is collected; you can use it for opting for a one-month YouTube premium membership.

If you have come this far, we are sure you plan to get the premium membership. So let's look at the best Indian TV shows you can watch on YouTube premium India.

  1. Bachelors

    It is one of the most popular shows produced by TVF. The show, Bachelors, deals with the problem faced by young unmarried individuals on a day-to-day basis with a dark twist. Movies like Dangal, Chak De India, Bahubali, etc., are used as a parody substance to every episode. The show spans over two seasons with nine episodes.

  2. Girl in the City

    Starring Mithila Palkar, a girl in the City talks about a girl who has moved to Mumbai to achieve her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Sadly she isn't aware of or prepared for the harsh life which Mumbai has to offer.

    Girl in the City is spanned over three seasons (39 episodes) and shows how she builds herself up and her business while simultaneously dealing with competitors and a very boggling love life.

  3. Mom & Co

    Starring Neelima Azim, Mom, and CO is a ten-episode web series that revolves around a relationship between mother and son. It talks about how they have drifted apart over the years and then brings them back together to form an excellent binding story.

  4. Happily Ever After

    Happily ever after is a story revolving around a couple as they are trying to plan a perfect wedding and the obstructions they face like budget constraints, family relations, etc. this show is led by Naveen Kasturia and is spanned over eight episodes.

  5. Better Life Foundation

    Better life foundation gives an idea as to how the Indian version of the office will be. This five-episode series is a fantastic comedy and perfect for binge-watching.

  6. What The Folks

    It is a story about a couple and their experiences with their in-laws. What the folks talk about the relationships between family members that are over evolving. It also shines a light on the dynamic between the siblings, parents, and husband and wife. The show has been produced by dice media and has 16 episodes which are spread over three seasons.

  7. Home Sweet Office

    The home sweet office is a five-episode story that revolves around two sisters who have a wedding videography business. It is a very light show that can be enjoyed casually on youtube and relax a little.

  8. Operation MBBS

    Set in a medical college, operation MBBS revolves around first-year students. It is a different and unique show that talks about the pressure faced by MBBS students and does not glorify anything at all. The show is spread over five episodes.

  9. Star Boyz

    Though this show was released four years ago, it is by far the funniest show on youtube. Produced by Naveen Richards and Kenny Sebastian, this show is super funny and has a minimum production value. The show spanned over six episodes.

  10. Cubicles

    Cubicles revolve around the story of a fresher and are set inside a corporate office. It talks about first love, first job, first salary, and many firsts that come when you start working and adulting. The story also revolves around colleagues, friends, etc.; and it is spanned over five episodes.

  11. Soulmates

    Soulmates is a 10 episode series that revolves around conversations between two characters; it's a binge-worthy show filled with engaging conversations.

  12. Mom & Co

    Starring Neelima Azim, Mom, and CO is a ten-episode web series that revolves around a relationship between mother and son. It talks about how they have drifted apart over the years and then brings them back together to form an excellent binding story.

  13. Girl in the City

    Starring Mithila Palkar, a girl in the City talks about a girl who has moved to Mumbai to achieve her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Sadly she isn't aware of or prepared for the harsh life which Mumbai has to offer.

    Girl in the City is spanned over three seasons (39 episodes) and shows how she builds herself up and her business while simultaneously dealing with competitors and a very boggling love life.

  14. Adulting

    Adulting is a series made by the DICE media and talks about two women who live in Mumbai and share an apartment. It is the coming of age story and talks about the transition that takes place when kids move out into adulthood and try to do it in the smoothest way possible. So far, this show has two seasons which span over ten episodes.

  15. Minus One

    Minus one is a story revolving around two ex-lovers Riya and Varun. Both of them shared a house and a life but broke up after some years. But despite breaking up, they end up sharing the same place due to circumstances. The series talks about their transition from exes to friends.

  16. The Reunion

    Reunion is a story about friends who got together after so many years. They talk about the relationships and the dynamics they shared and how it has evolved over the years. This series spanned over nine episodes and shows how their teenage friendship still tied them together.

Youtube Premium Language: How To Change It

YouTube is one of the highest viewed OTT platforms. From videos to music, to news, to recipes, to watching your favorite vloggers. YouTube has it all. But is everyone comfortable watching content in English?

The answer is NO. So, no matter which state in India you belong to, YouTube has the language you speak in.

Just follow the steps mentioned below to change your default language for YouTube premium.

Change Language For Desktop

Step 1: First you need to Sign In on your YouTube page

Step 2: Click on the profile picture button located in the upper right corner of the page. You will get a dropout menu

Step 3: Select the ‘Language’ option

Step 4: After clicking, you will be shown all the languages available on YouTube

Step 5: Scroll down to select the language of your choice

Step 6: Once you select the desired language, YouTube will automatically start operating on the selected language

Change Language For Mobile

This completely depends on the mobile phone that you have. This option differs for Android users and iOS users.

For iPhone users, you will have to change the language option of your entire phone to choose the desired language on YouTube. Follow the steps below to do the same:

Step 1: Go to mobile settings

Step 2: Tap to General

Step 3: Select Language and region option

Step 4: Choose the desired language

Step 5: Your phone will display in the desired language along with the YouTube application

For Android users, follow the mentioned below steps

Step 1: Go to mobile settings

Step 2: Then go to system setting

Step 3: Select Language and input option

Step 4: Choose the desired language

Step 5: Your phone will display in the desired language along with the YouTube application

Conclusion

YouTube is arguably one of the most popular video streaming platforms. With a YouTube premium membership you can just leverage the already great experience tenfold. So, get your preferred subscription today, and to learn more about other OTT platforms, keep reading Selectra.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Does YouTube premium have a free trial?

Yes, tube premium has a free trial for one month. After that, you will have to choose the subscription as per your need and requirement. You can also cancel after the free trial.

Will I be able to enjoy YouTube premium through Chromecast or google home?

Yes, you will be able to enjoy YouTube premium through chrome cast or google home. You can also play it over other apps.

What is the type of content available on YouTube Premium?

YouTube premium is home to a vast variety of video content such as politics, drama, sports, comedy, animation, adult content, kids & family content, documentaries, reality, and much more. You name it, and YouTube has it.

Can I download videos with all youtube premium plans?

No matter what your plan is, you can download videos on your mobile device. The download icon can be found below the video. All you need to do is click and download the videos, and the videos can be downloaded at the resolution of 1080P. The option of offline viewing is perfect and allows you to watch your favorite videos or listen to music without worrying about the internet connection.

What happens if you unsubscribe from YouTube Premium?

If you unsubscribe to premium membership, you will be taken back to the free, ad-supported version of YouTube. You will be denied access to all the additional benefits that come with YouTube premium.

How much data does Youtube premium consume?

As per the tests, if youtube is played in the background, it will consume around 8 MB of data. This is similar to any audio-only application, as they consume significantly less amount of data.

If you watch a video continuously for an hour, the app will consume around 2.7 GB of data, and as compared to that,8MB is nothing. So yes, your data consumption will drop down.

Is there a Youtube premium APk?

No, youtube premium APk isn't available.

Will I be able to enjoy YouTube premium through Chromecast or google home?

Yes, you will be able to enjoy YouTube premium through chrome cast or google home. You can also play it over other apps.

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