Learn about Premium trials and promotions

You can amplify your video and music experience on YouTube with a YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium membership. You may be eligible to sign up for a free trial of these paid membership options to find out whether they’re right for you. Learn more below.

YouTube Premium trials

To be eligible for a 1-month free trial:
  • You must be signing up for YouTube Premium for the first time, or more than 6 months after canceling your previous membership.
  • You must not have received a free trial within the last 12 months.
In some cases, we may offer an extended free trial that lasts more than 1 month. To be eligible for an extended free trial, you must meet all the eligibility requirements listed above, and:
  • You must be signing up for YouTube Premium for the first time, or more than 36 months after canceling your previous membership.
  • You must not have received an extended free trial within the last 36 months.

YouTube Music Premium trials

To be eligible for a 1-month free trial:
  • You must be signing up for YouTube Music Premium for the first time, or more than 6 months after canceling your previous membership to YouTube Music Premium or Google Play Music.
  • You must not have received a free trial to YouTube Music Premium or Google Play Music within the last 12 months.
In some cases, we may offer an extended free trial that lasts more than 1 month. To be eligible for an extended free trial, you must meet all the eligibility requirements listed above, and:
  • You must be signing up for YouTube Music Premium for the first time, or more than 36 months after canceling your previous membership to YouTube Music Premium or Google Play Music.
  • You must not have received an extended free trial to YouTube Music Premium or Google Play Music within the last 36 months.

How trials work

During a free trial, you’ll get all of the same paid membership benefits as a YouTube Premium or YouTube Music premium member. You’ll need to add a payment method during the sign-up process for the free trial, even though it will not be charged. We keep this payment method on file so that you can easily continue with your membership once your free trial ends. However, you may see an authorization charge appear on your account. The authorization charge allows us to confirm that your payment method is valid - it is not an actual charge. It will disappear within 1-14 days.

When your free trial ends, it will automatically be rolled over into the applicable membership - YouTube Premium or Music Premium membership. We will charge the current membership price to the payment method on file on a recurring monthly basis, unless you cancel before the end of the trial.

If you cancel your membership during a free trial, your trial membership will no longer be automatically rolled over into a paid membership at the end of the free trial. You'll continue to have access until the end of the trial period.

How to check your eligibility

To view your eligibility for a free trial on a computer:

  1. Go to youtube.com/purchases and make sure you’re signed in to your account.
  2. Under “Offers from YouTube” there will be a list of any trials that you’re eligible for.
  3. Select one of the offers to learn more and follow the steps to redeem.

To view your eligibility for a free trial on a mobile device:

  1. Open the YouTube mobile app and make sure you’re signed in to your account.
  2. Tap on your profile picture and then Purchases and membership.
  3. Under “Offers from YouTube” you’ll see any trials that you’re eligible for.
  4. Select one of the offers to learn more and follow the steps to redeem.
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