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Discussion in 'General' started by ElThomsono, 11 Jan 2020.

  1. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    I'm a chap who watches a lot of YouTube, and the ads are a touch irritating so I thought I might sign up to this, but it seems they've priced it at £12 / month.

    Is anyone actually paying that? I'd have maybe stretched to a fiver, maybe. But Netflix is £6, Amazon Prime with all its films and the like is £8, and YouTube want £12 to remove the ads, provide a tiny amount of premium content, and maybe play in the background? I just can't understand their business model.

    Not quite sure what this thread is intended to achieve. I'm just so perplexed by it.
     
  2. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Yeah, nah, not paying that. I also can't work the pricing.

    But thanks for clearing that up, i wondered what had happened to being able to play YT in the background or on a locked screen - should have figured it went behind a paywall.
     
  3. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    For playing in the background on my phone I use split screen, which is passable.
     
  4. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Pay for YouTube? :lol::lol::lol:
     
  5. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I also watch a lot on there and as annoying as they can be, particularly if I'm trying to listen to a playlist while playing a game and I have to keep alt tabing in and out, there's no chance in hell I'd pay that. For just removing adds I might pay £3/m. But £12!
     
  6. Mr Happy

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    I never get ads on You Tube. I just use Adblock Plus! Am I missing something?
     
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  7. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    I use the Android app unfortunately. Does adblock plus remove the ads that play before (and sometimes during) the video?
     
  8. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I got a 4 month trial of Premium a few months back, and I must say it does make the platform much more bearable. But will I be paying for it when the promotional period ends?

    Not at that price, no. Maybe a fiver a month.
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I mean i know nothing but i reckon there'd be more than 6 people who would pay £2 to every 1 that pays £12 a month.

    Make it cheaper and they may make more cash.

    Edit: but yeah, i'm too tight, i wouldn't :)
     
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  10. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    I may be wrong, but I seem to remember £8/mth a good while back... has the price gone up...?
     
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  11. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I suppose that unlike other streaming services, due to the vast breadth of it, there are people who get almost all of their content from Youtube. That includes using it as a Spotify equivalent too. I that case the £12 a month might make sense.
     
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  12. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, yes I hadn't really considered the cost of a music subscription service.
     
  13. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    I used it briefly last year when I wanted to be able to listen to music whilst trying to do a year's worth of gardening in a week (don't ask).

    I agree with the OP. If it were £5 a month I'd be all over it. It's nice to be able to have uninterrupted music playing, as well as riddance of that effing annoying 'feature' where it asks you if you're still watching.
     
  14. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Well of course i'm going to then. :happy:
     
  15. creative

    creative 500rwhp

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    Same..... would never pay to use youtube.

    Im mortified at how many ads appear on webpages if I turn it off by accident... I also now run a Pi-hole on my network to get rid of everything I can. install fbpurity in firefox to get rid of ads there and I have a relatively ad free web experience.
     
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  16. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Hmm. How to keep it short?

    1) I used to work down in Bristol, so wasn't home during the week.
    2) At weekends, I was either doing something or too tired to think about gardening.
    3) Didn't even bother cutting the grass for over a year. I hate gardening, but like having a garden.
    4) Back and front gardens turned into jungles.
    5) Changed jobs, but got put on GARDENING LEAVE!!!
    6) Went travelling and visiting friends.
    7) Came back and realised just how bad I'd let things slide.
    8) It took 3 days just to cut the grass back down from over waist height, I found a toad.
    9) Needed music and a LOT of cider to give me the motivation to keep going.

    That's about it. I have two New Year's resolutions:

    1) Bloody well keep the garden in check.
    2) Be a little more house proud.
     
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  17. Yaka

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    i breifly payed for it to watch the awesome cobra kai series. ads are crap i can live with the odd ad that plays before a video but you can combat the pop-ip ads via pi-hole which does a decent job of it and runs off a pizero fine
     
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  19. spazmochad

    spazmochad Active Member

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    Using ublock origin for desktop and YouTube Vanced for Android, not seeing any ads. Background play also works with Vanced. A neat trick for Chrome is to right click twice on a video for the option to play video it an overlay on to of everything else.
     
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