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    Default WOuld you pay for YouTube ?

    I got an email from YouTube say a number of things. One in particular was that they are starting a charged service to get rid of the ads ! Would you pay ? I wouldn't.

    YouTube Partner,

    Your fans want choices. Not only do they want to watch
    what they want, whenever they want, anywhere and on any device they choose, they
    want YouTube features built specifically with their needs in mind. Over the past
    several months, weve taken bold new steps to bring these experiences to life.
    Since inviting hundreds of thousands of fans into our YouTube Music Key Beta,
    we've seen tremendous engagement. And we've seen an equally enthusiastic
    response for our new YouTube Kids app, designed to give families a simpler and
    safer video-viewing experience its already crossed 2 million installations in
    less than a month.

    Were excited to build on this momentum by taking
    another big step in favour of choice:
    offering fans an ad-free version of
    YouTube for a monthly fee. By creating a new paid offering, well generate a new
    source of revenue that will supplement your fast growing advertising

    So whats next?

    Launching a new paid offering will require us to update your terms through
    your Creator Studio Dashboard a process that should feel
    familiar to anyone who went through a similar process three years ago when we
    began distributing and monetizing your content on mobile devices. Today, mobile
    represents over half of all watchtime and mobile revenue has increased by 200%
    in the last year. Just as with mobile, were confident that this latest contract
    update will excite your fans and generate a previously untapped, additional
    source of revenue for you. Please look out for our notification, review it and
    let us know your thoughts.

    Its an exciting year for YouTube, as we push
    ourselves into uncharted territories. But we continue to be guided by a desire
    to deliver the choices fans want and the revenue you need. By working closely
    with you, we know itll be a successful journey.

    The YouTube Team

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    no mention of the $ i see
    'No longer are the pleasures of Home Movie Making limited to those with ample funds. Now the man and woman of moderate means can join the sport'..... Kodak catalogue 1933

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    I guess the amount is going to be critical for it's success or failure.
    Last edited by Midnight Blue; 04-16-2015 at 10:36 AM.

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    I would not pay

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    I would not pay,

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    I would not pay

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    Feb 2006
    Surrey, UK
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    I'm confused (not much change there)
    Who is the service being aimed at?
    Is this for Midnight Blue to pay so that people who watch his videos do not see adverts or is is I pay it so I can watch Midnight's videos without seeing ads.

    (The reason for my confusion is this was addressed to "You Tube Partners" and as I have a YT account but dd not receive an email I assume it means people who have monetized their accounts)

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    The way I read it is, YouTube will be offering everybody an "ad free" service if they pay a subscription to YouTube.

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    Nov 2003
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    I would not pay.

    However, it was bundled as part of a wider subscription, I probably would.

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