YouTube Red Stories August 4

While we wait for YouTube Music and Google Play Music to merge into a singular, more cohesive service, Google is updating the former to now allow users to save individual songs, playlists, and albums for offline use. This is a pretty basic feature that should have been included a while ago, but we’re glad to see it finally make an appearance.

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YouTube Red Stories July 26

Back in February, Google combined their YouTube and Play Music teams in order to “deliver the best possible product.” That move widely suggested that Google was working on a single music service to greatly simplify their offering. Today, that merger was officially confirmed by YouTube’s head of music.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

YouTube Red Stories November 26, 2016

Google offering a free 4-month trial of Google Play Music & YouTube Red, a $40 value

There have been lots of Googley Black Friday deals this weekend — and more are to come this week with Cyber Monday and beyond — but few of those have actually been from Google itself. Now, Google is offering first-time users of Google Play Music a 4-month free trial, a $40 value. And that includes ad-free YouTube in the form of YouTube Red as well…

YouTube Red Stories November 2, 2016

A year after launch, YouTube is struggling to get subscribers for its Red subscription service. According to The Verge, paying subscribers only total 1.5 million as of late summer, despite having a billion monthly users of the broader service…

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YouTube Red Stories August 17, 2016

YouTube Red continues slow international expansion, now available in Mexico

Following its first international expansion to Australia and New Zealand this May, YouTube Red is now available in Mexico (via Android Police). The service provides subscribers with ad-free YouTube, offline videos, and more for just 99 pesos a month.

YouTube Red Stories August 3, 2016

YouTube Kids app now supports ad-free and offline videos with Red subscription

YouTube Kids launched on Android and iOS last year as a portal for kid and family friendly curated videos with strict parental controls and restrictions. YouTube’s paid Red subscription service has just announced that it is adding support for the Kids app, with features like ad-free and offline videos, at no additional cost.

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