YouTube Premium membership details

YouTube Premium is one of a few paid membership services we offer for amplifying your experience on YouTube. Learn more about our paid membership offerings.

YouTube Premium is a paid membership that gives you an amplified video experience across YouTubeYouTube MusicYouTube Gaming, and YouTube Kids.  

YouTube Premium benefits are available on supported devices and in supported locations.

See membership details below:

Ad-free videos

Ad-free videos are supported on and YouTube apps when you are signed in with your YouTube Premium account.

With YouTube Premium, you won’t see ads hosted by YouTube such as pre-roll or mid-roll video ads, banner ads, search ads, homepage banner ads, and in-video text-overlay-ads. 

Other promotional content such as links to other videos, trailers, or featured or recommended videos may appear.

While our policies do not permit creators to include ads in their content, there could be instances in which a creator includes product placements, incidental branding, or third party-ads in their videos. A typical example of this is a live stream of a concert or sporting event.

Download videos to watch offline

With YouTube Premium, you can download videos and playlists to watch offline for up to 30 days.

Downloaded videos are only available on the latest YouTube apps, and are not available when visiting YouTube on a mobile web browser.

Live streams and content from paid channels and videos, movies, or TV shows can’t be downloaded.

Once downloaded, saved videos can be played for up to 30 days. Some content may become unavailable when you reconnect to the Internet due to content restrictions such as YouTube copyright takedowns or policy violations.

Learn how to download videos and set offline storage space.

Background play

With background play, you can play videos uninterrupted while using other apps or when your screen is off. Background play is available only on the latest YouTube and YouTube Music apps. Background play is not available when visiting YouTube on a mobile web browser.

Rentals, purchases & paid channel subscriptions

Rented or purchased movies/TV shows, paid channel subscriptions, and related bonus material are not compatible with YouTube Premium benefits. For example, TV shows you’ve purchased may still contain ads and promotions.

YouTube Originals

The availability of YouTube Original Series and Movies may change over time and vary by location. Access to YouTube Originals is not guaranteed.
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