The head of YouTube says Google is considering offering a subscription-based version of the online video service. Speaking at the Code/Mobile conference this week, Susan Wojcicki suggested that one way to do that would be to offer subscribers an ad-free experience.
What do you think? Would you pay a monthly fee to get rid of the ads that play before videos?
There’ve been rumors that YouTube was working on a subscription service for a while… and some of those rumors center around the launch of a new YouTube music service.
Wojcicki confirms that the company is working on that music service, and that it could launch soon.
It’s not entirely clear how that service would differ from a more general YouTube subscription service, or whether it’d have anything to do with Google’s other music subscription service, Google Play Music All Access.
In other YouTube news, Wojcicki revealed that about half of all the views YouTube videos receive are coming from smartphones and tablets.