Google announces paid Youtube subscription service: Youtube Red

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  1. emigre
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    emigre Has complex motives

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    Other news relating to the service
    • It's also bundled with Google Play music all access. So you get a video/music combo.
    • Offline video playback
    • US only for now
    • They're offering a free month's trial
    • Looks like an extension/replacement for Youtube music key

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    Personally reading about the original content sounds underwhelming imo. Reality tv is brain-dead, having youtubers doesn't make it brain-dead.

    I can't see many people taking up on this apart from those really ingrained in the Google ecosystem. Particularly as youtube was built upon free user created content. The bundling with music all access makes it quite sweet. Personally I know I won't take this up, I'm happy with my Spotify/Netflix (and possible Crunchyroll) subscriptions. Youtube Red doesn't cut it for me as Play Music as a tendency to mess up audio on my phone.

    Oh lulz Youtube Red sounds like Redtube lulz!
     


  2. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    not bad that it includes google music. i ain't buying it but still its an ok deal.
     
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    Great, now I'll have to torrent even YouTube.
     
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  4. RustInPeace

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    I'd rather go on Redtube and Youporn. I'd be interested if they streamed movies. I know you can watch a bunch of movies for free, but then offer something uploaders would be unable to sneak through. The newest movies, obscure movies. Googly Play Music doesn't interest me at all. The original content they're offering, doesn't interest me at all. So, no to this.
     
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    You're kidding me, right??? I love you, Google but no, just NO.
     
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    Not going to get my money for this one, Google.
     
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    fuck it.

    RedTube anyone? :creep:
     
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  8. KingVamp

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    I didn't even pay for that other site. The site that give you early videos and short ads. Name escapes me right now. Surely not paying for this.
     
  9. Joe88

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    Vessel?
     
  10. osaka35

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    Well that's weird.
     
  11. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    Yes, that's it.
     
  12. Bimmel

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    I don't pay for stuff I'll forget again in the next 5 minutes!
     
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    How about no.
     
  14. Veho

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    My thoughts while reading through the announcement, word by word:

    "YouTube Red" Well that sounds porny :creep:

    "YouTube is to launch a subscription service" This probably means no ads, that sounds okay.

    "offering original, exclusive videos" That stands to reason.

    "including feature-length films" Interested.

    "...starring high-profile vloggers." ...meh :glare:


    Announce high budget exclusive drama/comedy series like what Netflix does, or GTFO, YouTube :angry:
     
  15. Hiccup

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    "Offline video playback"
    Notice how it doesn't say offline video download.
     
  16. osirisjem

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    They will eventually force paid YouTube upon the masses.
    Who knows when.
    Until then ... this will be niche.
     
  17. Mylink5

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    First thing that came to mind when I read "Red" was : wow Youtube is goint into THAT industry?
     
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    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa........aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay...

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  19. Adeka

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    Seriously...of all thing they choose RED??????

    first thing that popped in my mind was redtube...and I know i'm not alone...
     
  20. SomecallmeBerto

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    .....best name ever!!!!!

    Anyways as others have said this service is silly as it really offers nothing special...and ad block does the same thing; this is beyond niche
     
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