YouTube Red Will Allow For Ad-Free Videos and Offline Video-Watching

YouTube Red is a new paid service that allows users to enjoy a range of video-related features including the ability to watch videos without advertisements, save videos for offline watching at a later time and continue to play videos in the background when viewing other apps on mobile. The service also comes with the additional bonus of original YouTube content.

The service will be available as a one-month free trial in the USA from October 28, and will be made available in other countries thereafter.

Ultimately, YouTube Red will allow YouTube to monetize its videos, but will also enable it to fund the production of original content that will enable it to be seen as a truly premium video channel.