Why you should not pay for Youtube Premium

Youtube Premium is the latest service of Youtube, in this service, they allow the user to experience ad-free videos, Youtube Music Premium, YouTube Originals and the possibility to download videos so they can be watched offline. They have listed all the benefits on their official page.

Ad-free videos

It is very nice that Google offers me to decide what I want to view on my screen, but there are so many ways that you can use to block ad’s, that it is insane to pay for it.

First of all, you can start with your Firewall settings and decide that you block anything from Google Ads, hell, we can even improve that, we block the most common ad environments by using a blocklist of hostnames and domains for blocking ads and trackers. This is free by the way.

Blocklist for ad’s

Youtube Music Premium

So again, the Youtube Music Premium service will remove the ads for you, next, they state that you can download the songs and videos to your mobile device for offline listening.

Taken from the official Google Page

Now, to be honest with you, there are so many Youtube to [YOU NAME IT] converters online, that it is hard to choose which one you want to use. These services allow you to download music videos to any format on the device you desire. They provide the option to strip away the video, so that you are left with the audio.

Google is so friendly, that when you use their search engine and search for ‘Youtube to MP3’ they will provide you a massive list of services that will do exactly that.

Youtube originals

Youtube states that when you start using their service, you can enjoy Youtube Originals. Youtube Originals are series and movies that you can then directly watch. If you do not have a premium account, you will have to pay for the videos.

Now this is one of the only services that is actually genuine, but there are so many providers that provide the same. One of them is named Netflix.

Download videos to watch offline

Well, we discussed this. You can download Youtube content in any format by using online service found on the web.

Background play

Now in this service, Youtube allows you to run the provided content on the background. Now again they are being very nice, but you can do the same if you have downloaded the content with one of the online services. You can also setup the device to run multiple screens, this allows you to perform your work, while using Youtube.

The background play service

Is all of the above costing you effort and are you tired of it?

Well, then, simply take the service. It is Google, they know what they are doing, and the service does provide great benefits. I just wanted to make this grumpy post because I know how it is to download music to my Nokia 3310.