YouTube has finally launched its own subscription service, after first announcing it would do so in the form of YouTube Music Key back in November last year.

Called YouTube Red, the new offering, hinted at last month in an email to its users, will offer an uninterrupted audiovisual experience across the domain of YouTube – that is, ad-free music and video. Music Key, which was in beta, is being replaced entirely by YouTube Red.

"Save videos to enjoy when you’re offline. And keep your videos playing while using other apps or with your screen off," reads the description of an introductory video (below). "Your membership keeps supporting the people who make your favorite videos, even while watching ad-free." This means you can expect original programming from a selection of channels.

Launching on 28th October, US users will have access to a month-long free trial whilst nobody else in the world will; other than that, it will be cost $9.99 per month if you're using Android or a laptop/PC, but $12.99 if you're an iOS user (I mean you already paid that much extra for an Apple product, so why not $3 more for a YouTube subscription).

Sorry but, YouTube Red? What a lame, boring name.

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