YouTube Premium is the paid service of the video platform. photo by Reuters.
As a reward, those users who were loyal to YouTube and used its services Premium for a long time, the company is willing to provide an unexpected reward. Starting this month, the platform will provide a free subscription for twelve months to those who meet a single requirement.
And although there is no official statement validating this novelty, the information comes from the 9to5Google site.
As posted by the online medium, YouTube has begun giving out a year of YouTube Premium for free to the most veteran subscribers, especially those who have been subscribed to the paid version for 2,222 days. Or what is the same, something more than 6 years and a month of subscription.
At the moment, very few users have shared this news, there was not just one exception. Those who are creditors of this award receive on their account a voucher as shown on the website.
The poster where the loyalty award is announced.
For those who have any doubts or believe they can benefit from this bonus, they will have to follow the following steps.
- Open YouTube on your smartphone: Android or iOS.
- Click on the profile picture available in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Go to the YouTube Premium benefits category.
- An option opens that says “Member Since” under the username.
- After getting the data, you can get an idea of how many years have passed since you started using the premium service.
At this point, in some cases, the indication “Members since” may not reflect the original subscription to Google Play Music. This date only indicates the migration to YouTube Music and not years of previous paid use.
There is no doubt that, with this promotion, YouTube is clearly placing an emphasis on its Premium service and trying to show that the effort is appreciated by the company.
How to watch ad-free videos on YouTube
Newpipe is an unofficial alternative to watching ad-free videos.
Advertising is a major source of funding for YouTube. From both the platform and the video creators’ channels. For this reason, all of its contents have advertisements. However, there is a possible escape without having to pay anything.
The most direct way is to subscribe to the Premium service. This option offers offline mode, background playback and of course no ads.
For Android users there are several alternative applications. That is, unofficial YouTube players who skip commercials. The problem is that not everyone is trustworthy as they take advantage of the opportunity to do so take user data.
The most popular is called NewPipe. It only works on Android and is not on Google’s official website for obvious reasons. The installation is not in the traditional way, as you need to download the APK file and activate it from the mobile itself.
For this to be enabled, several permissions must be accepted, some of which are dubious. The first, “Install unknown apps”. Appear in Settings and continue the process through the guide.
Among its advantages, the most interesting is that it allows you to search for videos, view suggestions, subscribe to channels, view playback history, create a list of favorite videos.
Also, you have additional options, such as do not watch ads or download favorite videos. Another of its usefulness is that you don’t need to log in with your Google account.