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YouTube reportedly launching new subscription service next month

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YouTube has been around for more than ten years as a free service, but this might be getting a bit of change soon.

We've known YouTube is working on a subscription service that will allow users to pay a monthly fee to ditch all the ads, but the company has never explicitly laid out a date for said service. For the longest time ever since its inception, YouTube has been free to use, with ads being played before videos being one of the ways that YouTube and content creators monetize their creations.

YouTube is moving forward with its upcoming paid subscription service. Last spring, YouTube executives were telling content owners they were aiming for a mid-summer launch.

And it will be launched as single service which will bundle two services - the music service called YouTube Music Key which is already in beta and the ad free YouTube video service. A monthly payment of $10 has been suggested in multiple reports over the last few months, a fee that would keep it in line with others in the streaming space.

The new branding only seems to show up as a notification blurb when you leave a video playing in the background as you switch to another app, or as a pop-up when you try to re-open YouTube later.

Google's video site appears to be finalizing launch plans for its long-in-the-making subscription service, and industry sources say they've been told to expect a launch near the end of October.

Well, as it that time again, the newest on the YouTube subscription service(s) comes from a report out of Re/Code today, that if correct, clears up much of the speculation. YouTube claims it's implementing the alternative way to consume content on its platform because that's what fans have been asking for.

As you heard in our previous emails, we want to ensure that fans who choose to pay for an ads-free experience can watch all the same videos that are available on the ads-supported experience. If they fail to do so before the deadline, they lose monetisation on their videos in the United States.

Hate having to sit through ads while watching videos on YouTube? The move follows YouTube's monestisation of content on mobile devices three years ago. Just as with mobile, we're confident this latest update will excite your fans and generate a previously untapped, additional source of revenue for you.

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