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    YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Or there is the Spotify and Apple Music rival music streaming service on its own for £9.99.
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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Meh.


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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Background play is a paid feature, what the actual
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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Meh.
    I had a lovely, carefully-crafted, 1500 word argument full of artfully structured rationale to express my opinion but, seeing that reply, Cat, it actually sums it up nicely and says all that's necessary.

    So ..... meh, too.

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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    So how much do content creators get from this? That's what I want to know before I'll consider this

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Background play is a paid feature, what the actual
    The youtube app has always refused to play in the background, otherwise music rights holders get sniffy

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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Maybe if they weren't so hostile towards small, original content creators doing interesting things over the usual background noise that makes it to featured content. As it stands, patreon is a better way of supporting the decent creators.

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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Meh.
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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    So how much do content creators get from this? That's what I want to know before I'll consider this


    found this from mattaphobia (works with DanNerdCubed?) https://twitter.com/Mattophobia/stat...91054055862272


    Literally a $1 a month patreon would get us more than someone with Premium watching all the videos. But Remember that if you watched 30 videos a month with ads, that'd get us maybe like 0.5p. With Premium it's more like 5p. It's a huge bump.
    also https://twitter.com/Mattophobia/stat...93955679563776

    The pot for creators goes to ALL creators based on Premium watch time. It's a bit complex, but if you got premium and only watched Nerdcubed, that wouldn't mean we'd get £5. We'd get a amount based on your watch time and everyone else.


    its all very confusing as who gets what. plus theres MCN fees and other fees to worry about too. you wont know until a few months time when they start paying people for this months views.

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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Background play is a paid feature, what the actual
    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    The youtube app has always refused to play in the background, otherwise music rights holders get sniffy


    There's a workaround for this (on Android - tested on Nougat and Oreo),
    1. Open the youtube site in Chrome
    2. menu and switch to desktop version (important).
    3. Start your content/playlist (I usually listen to playlists of old podcasts)
    4. Lock the screen/close the cover. The content will pause, but the OS should put the media controls from the site on your lock screen, so you can just press play again and listen away. Pause/next/previous controls also work.
    5. Put a tenner in your nearest charity bucket.

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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Just change the dollar signs for pounds and that is the offer here in the UK - yes, £1 is worth $1.32 right now but we are used to that.
    Yes I'm used to seeing that, it also means I tend to avoid services like that are unable to differentiate the $ and the £ symbols. Unless they're something I really want, CAT sums it up nicely though.

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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    The idea that £10-15 is a good price for a monthly subscription needs to die. They're acting like this is cheap, and each one looks like it is, individually. But when I look at the trends in everything from my productivity software to my consumer entertainment heading in this direction, the monthly costs would stack up to something astronomical. They stuff offers like this with other things I didn't want to make it look like a saving, but ultimately they're giving me a deal where I lose.

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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    I opted into Brave browser's payment program, and I'm loving it. I specify the amount I want to pay every month, it gets shared among the websites I visit and Youtubers I watch, and I can even blacklist users or domains if I am already paying them in some other way. I really hope this payment system takes off.

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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Expensive, should be £2.99 or something.

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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    People have been using youtube as a free music player for a long time, simply because it was free -not sure that translates to paid service at all.

    How does this fit in with google already having Play Music service.. ?
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    Re: YouTube Premium launches in the UK for £11.99 per month

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    People have been using youtube as a free music player for a long time, simply because it was free -not sure that translates to paid service at all.

    How does this fit in with google already having Play Music service.. ?
    I'm sure I'm in a minority (though not an inconsequential one) when I say I don't and have no intention of using either as a music service. Personally, I'm not and won't be paying anybody anything for a music service. If I want specific music, I buy it on CD and stick it on whatever device suits me.

    & don't mind (if I needed one) buying a music playing app, like a modern version of WinAmp, and supplying my own music files, but a 'service'? Thanks, but no thanks.

    Otherhand made the point earlier .... these subscriptions add up. I decided long ago, around the time Adobe took Photoshop service-only that I am not doing that.

    Abode can stick it. MS can stick it for Office, not to mention cloud services, etc,(and Windows when they drop the other shoe) and YouTube can definitely stick it.

    The only such service subscription I have is broadband, etc, and I'm even sorely tempted to tell 'em to stick that. £12 for YTPrem? Pigs might fly.

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