Back in May, YouTube confirmed that its Originals programming would soon be free with ads. In an email to Premium subscribers today, the Google video site provided a date for when this change will begin.
The new freemium model for YouTube’s original content begins after September 24, 2019. All YouTube Originals series, movies, and live events moving forward will be free to watch with ads for “non-members.”
However, there will be tiering system where Premium subscribers “get immediate access to every episode of a new season” for binging. Free watchers will have wait for each new installment to be released.
Google is promising paying members exclusive Director’s cuts and bonus footage for Originals movies and live events. YouTube also reminds subscribers that downloads for offline viewing is another perk.
This is YouTube’s new “Single Slate” strategy and comes as most other media companies are putting content behind paywalls. It allows Google to sell premium advertising in front of content from the top YouTube creators and other big stars.
A Google support document provides a list of content that will remain exclusive to Premium subscribers. Items marked with an asterisk are “currently available or soon to be available with ads for a limited time for non-members.” Older seasons and other content will have a windowing period.
— YouTube (@YouTube) August 29, 2019
|12 Deadly Days||Fight of the Living Dead||Kings of Atlantis||Re:Imagine||The Sidemen Show|
|A Trip to Unicorn Island||Fischer’s and the Lost Treasure||Kwon Ji Yong||Re:Set||The Thinning|
|Alexander IRL||Foursome||Lace Up||Reggae Shark||The Thinning: New World Order|
|Bad Internet||Fruit Ninja||Lazer Team||Roman Atwood’s Day Dreams||ThreadBanger: Do or DIY|
|Best Shot (Uncensored)||Furze World Wonders||Lazer Team 2||Run, Big Bang Scout!||Top Management|
|Bodied||G Funk||LeFloid Vs. The World||Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television||Tyler Shields: Provocateur|
|Broke||Ghostmates||Les Emmerdeurs||Scare PewDiePie||Ultimate Expedition|
|BTS: Burn the Stage||Good Game||LifeLine||Sherwood||Viper Club|
|Bullsprit||Groom*||Lindsey Stirling: Brave Enough||Sideswiped||Vlogumentary|
|Burn the Stage: The Movie||Hyperlinked||Liza on Demand*||Sing It||Wayne|
|Champagne ILL||I’m Poppy||Maluma: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Seré (Director’s Cut)||Single By 30||We are Savvy|
|Cobra Kai*||Idolish 7||Mat Pat’s Game Lab||Snap!||We Love You|
|Dallas & Robo||Impulse*||Me and My Grandma||Sobreviví||Weird City|
|Dan and Phil: The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire||Inventerprise||Mind Field*||Squad Wars||Youth & Consequences|
|Dan TDM Creates a Big Scene||Jay Park: Chosen1||Museo||Stalking Vampire|
|Dance Camp||Jingle Ballin’||Neuland||Step Up High Water|
|Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated (Director’s Cut)||Kat & June||One Shot||Sugar|
|Do You Want to See a Dead Body?||Katy Perry: Witness World Wide||Origin||The Deported|
|Escape the Night||Kedi||Paranormal Action Squad||The Fake Show|
|F2 Finding Football||King of the Dancehall||Prank Academy||The Keys of Christmas|