Sign up for a YouTube annual plan

Premium annual plans are pre-paid, non-recurring memberships. Once you subscribe, you can enjoy 12 months of Premium membership benefits until your plan expires. See below for eligibility details.

Check if you're eligible for an annual plan

To sign up for an annual plan, follow the steps below. After completing your purchase, you can use your YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium benefits everywhere you can sign in with the Google Account you used to purchase your membership – including on compatible smart TVs/gaming consoles.

To sign up for an annual plan, you must be:

  • Not a current YouTube Premium or Music Premium subscriber. If you have an existing YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium membership and want to switch to an annual plan, learn how to do so here.
  • Located in any of the following locations:
    • United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Germany, Thailand, India and Japan.
    • Note for subscribers in India: If you have a one-month or three-month prepaid plan, you can sign up for an annual plan that will begin when your prepaid plan expires.
Note: Annual plans are only available for individual users. We do not offer annual plans for family plan users.

How do YouTube Premium annual plans work?

When you purchase an annual plan, you pay upfront for a non-recurring individual subscription. This means that your paid membership benefits will end after the 12-month period that you've paid for. You can purchase up to two years of pre-paid access to YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium at a given time. To keep access to your benefits, you'll need to purchase another plan once your membership expires.

Refunds are not available for annual plans and annual plans cannot be paused. If you have questions about your annual plan, get in touch with YouTube support. If you want to report a fraudulent transaction, file a claim here.

Learn more about how to sign up below. You can also explore our paid membership options to decide which one is right for you.

Sign up for a YouTube Premium annual plan

To sign up for a YouTube Premium or Music Premium annual plan, follow the steps below.

Sign up for a YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium annual plan

  1. From your phone or tablet, open the YouTube or YouTube Music app.
  2. Sign in to the Google Account where you'd like to start your membership.
  3. Tap your profile picture  and then Get YouTube Premium.
  4. Select 'annual' from the plan options.
  5. Complete your purchase.

You may be asked to verify a pin to secure your purchase. If so, follow the steps on screen to complete the verification process.

After completing your purchase, you can use your YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium benefits on a computer, Android or Apple device by signing into the Google Account you used to purchase your membership. You can check the date on which your plan ends by going to the Paid memberships section of your account.

Change your membership type

If you have an ongoing YouTube Premium or Music Premium membership and you'd like to switch to an annual plan, you'll first need to confirm that you're in a location where annual plans are available:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Russia
  • Germany
  • Thailand
  • India
  • Japan

If you're eligible for an annual plan, you'll need to cancel your existing membership. After cancelling your membership you can sign up for an annual plan for YouTube Premium or Music Premium. Your annual plan access will begin at the end of your current billing cycle.

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