YouTube will remove Lite subscription in October

The video platform announced that this subscription will no longer be available starting on the 25th of next month

YouTube reported that starting October 25, 2023, its YouTube Premium Lite subscription plan, which allowed you to watch videos without advertising in some European countries, will no longer be available to users.

The video platform presented the YouTube Premium Lite option in 2021 as a cheaper subscription than YouTube Premium, which allowed you to view content without interruption from ads. However, this plan was advertised at a lower cost because it did not include features such as downloading for offline listening or background playback.

Thus, YouTube Premium Lite was launched with a price of 6.99 euros per month in some European countries such as Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

Now, the company has reported that users will no longer have access to this subscription plan after October 25, 2023, as YouTube has notified through an email sent to subscribers, to which The Verge.

In this framework, users who had the Premium Lite version must opt for a subscription to the Premium plan, which costs 11.99 euros per month, or use the free version of YouTube with ads.

However, in said email YouTube has explained that they continue working on “different versions of Premium Lite” in which they are incorporating comments from users, creators and partners, to improve the experience.

Additionally, YouTube also offered subscribers of the Premium Lite version a one-month free trial for YouTube Premium.

Source: dpa

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