YouTube raises the price of YouTube Premium Family in many countries by about 30 to 300 percent. The Netherlands and Belgium are not currently experiencing a price increase. YouTube does not provide detailed reasons for the change in subscription costs.
For example, the price in the US ranges from $17.99 to $22.99 and the same is true for Canada and dollars. UK goes from £17.99 to £19.99. The biggest increase was in Argentina, where costs rose from 179 pesos to 699 pesos, according to Search by Golem.de. The German website says that no European country has yet seen an increase.
According to Golem, the change is not related or only to the family subscription in two cases: in Turkey, the individual Premium subscription will go from 16.99 to 29.99 liras. Argentina will also have to deal with this: from 119 to 389 pesos.
As for the motivation behind the decision: In the ad, YouTube only talks about it “[klanten] It can continue to provide great service and features. Affected subscribers will see the new prices in the next billing cycle. Users with older plans at lower rates than before will also be brought to this new price level. For them, the change will take effect in April, Android Police . writes.
With a subscription, users watch without ads, but can also play videos in the background or with the screen off, download videos, and access YouTube Music Premium. Tweakers contacted Google and asked if a price increase was imminent in the Netherlands and Belgium. This article may be updated with this information.
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