YouTube Premium: Subscription, Benefits, Popular Shows, and More

Last Updated on October 8, 2021 by Gowtham

YouTube premium was earlier known as YouTube red; the pretext of YouTube red and YouTube is the same, minimal ads and more content. People have been very vocal and disregard the vast numbers of ads that disrupt your YouTube viewing. And you can find endless amounts of memes on this.

YouTube came out with an easy option called YouTube Premium. Let’s take a look at all the YouTube premium benefits and YouTube premium features.

The main aim of YouTube premium is to remove the ads and permit free videos to the consumer, and the consumer will also be able to attain this much-requested service known as background playback. So basically, pay the subscription amount and enjoy all the best parts of the YouTube experience without any trouble! (Except the hole in your pocket, maybe!)


Benefits of YouTube Premium India

YouTube premium India subscription comes with five significant benefits

  • Video downloading (to watch offline)
  • Premium YouTube music
  • Ad-free videos
  • Background play
  • YouTube originals (series and movies)

Let’s take a look at them!

Downloading of YouTube videos

With the premium subscription, the user will be able to download the videos of their choice and play them even when they are offline or whenever they want. This subscription aspect is similar to the platforms like amazon prime, Netflix, Spotify, etc.

This will help in minimizing the usage of data and allow you to use the phone effectively.

You’ll be able to use YouTube music premium.

Another added benefit of your YouTube premium subscription is the ‘YouTube music premium’, similar to Spotify and Apple Music. It allows you to download music, create and share the playlist, and suggest songs based on your preferences, and much more.

Ad-free playing!

Ads are the most irritating factor of YouTube. Multiple ads popping up on your screen disrupt the entire video experience. Though there are options of skipping them at times, and they are shorter in length, it gets irritating after some time. With YouTube premium, this will be gone.

Allows you to play music in the background

Probably the best part of YouTube premium is that it lets you play the video and the audio in the background while you are working on your phone or close the screen and keep it aside. This feature is not available in the original version of YouTube.

So with the background option, you will be able to conserve battery and listen without any issues. This option also saves data since YouTube videos consume a lot of data.

Access to YouTube original series

YouTube Originals is a platform where you can find various series, movies, and events. With the YouTube premium membership, you get to watch the YouTube Originals movies and series immediately after they are released. This is an add-free feature that comes at zero cost with a YouTube premium subscription.

Features of YouTube Premium India

If you are planning to subscribe to the YouTube premium, then look at some fantastic YouTube premium features that will make it worth every penny.

  • YouTube Premium: It is the basic service that comes with paid subscription
  • YouTube Music: It is a music streaming facility that comes with a premium membership. It has its own app where you can listen to the music of your choice for free.
  • YouTube Music Premium: The premium version has all the benefits that have been stated above, which are not available in the free version.
  • YouTube TV: This is a live service that comes with the premium version of YouTube. It is very similar to other OTT platforms that allow you to watch live TV shows. You can also record your favorite shows on a cloud-based DVR and watch them later.
  • YouTube Kids: This is an application that is designed especially for kids. It contains ade-appropriate content for kids and is available with a YouTube premium subscription.

YouTube premium price in India

The YouTube premium subscription in India starts at a minimum value of Rs. 79 a month and goes up to Rs. 189 a month. The premium membership has three options:

  • Students
  • Individual
  • Family Plan

For students, the premium membership is valued at Rs. 79 per month, but this account will have to be verified annually as a student account by the user. The individual subscription of YouTube premium is valued at Rs. 129 a month, and the family membership comes at the cost of Rs. 189 a month. The family membership can be accessed by five different YouTube members.

In the family subscription, the main account holder creates a group where he invites the family members to share and join YouTube premium. All the family members can use their google accounts to gain access to YouTube premium subscriptions. They have the advantage of choosing their individual videos, music, shows, and movies.

However, the personal library, subscription, and recommendation remain the same for all family group members.

YouTube premium subscription plans

The YouTube Premium membership has three plans

  • Recurrent plan
  • Monthly prepaid plan
  • Quarterly prepaid plan

The two prepaid plans include one monthly plan for rupees 199, or you can opt for a quarterly plan priced at 399 rupees; the recurrent plan is 129 rupees which will get deducted every month.

How can you get a YouTube premium?

When it comes to YouTube premium, it doesn’t have any limitations, and you can use this feature anywhere you want. All you need to do is log in to your account and access all the YouTube premium benefits. The premium versions are applicable everywhere, be it your smart TV, laptop, mobile phone, desktop, etc.

Here is how you can sign up with YouTube premium and enjoy the YouTube premium features –

Step 1: Open the YouTube application

Step 2: Sign in to your Google account (through which you want to subscribe)

Step 3: Select on your profile picture

Step 4: Once done, either start your free trial (if you are eligible for one) otherwise make the payment and get your YouTube premium.

How to control the privacy of your YouTube channel subscription (public or private)

Step 1: Sign In to YouTube premium

Step 2: Click on your profile picture tab located in the top right corner of the page

Step 3: From the menu, select ‘Settings’

Step 4: A menu bar will open, from that select ‘Privacy’ option

Step 5: Select likes and subscription option

Step 6: There will be a small box. Either tick mark it or unmark it to keep the channel subscription public or private

Step 7: Once done, click on save changes

There is another tried and tested method to try out Premium for one month. Sign up with google survey, take the survey, and each survey will give you some amount. Once the amount of Rs. 199 and above is collected; you can use it for opting for a one-month YouTube premium membership.

If you have come this far, we are sure you plan to get the premium membership. So let’s look at the best Indian TV shows you can watch on YouTube premium India.

  1. BachelorsIt is one of the most popular shows produced by TVF. The show, Bachelors, deals with the problem faced by young unmarried individuals on a day-to-day basis with a dark twist. Movies like Dangal, Chak De India, Bahubali, etc., are used as a parody substance to every episode. The show spans over two seasons with nine episodes.
  2. Girl in the CityStarring Mithila Palkar, a girl in the City talks about a girl who has moved to Mumbai to achieve her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Sadly she isn’t aware of or prepared for the harsh life which Mumbai has to offer.

    Girl in the City is spanned over three seasons (39 episodes) and shows how she builds herself up and her business while simultaneously dealing with competitors and a very boggling love life.

  3. Mom & CoStarring Neelima Azim, Mom, and CO is a ten-episode web series that revolves around a relationship between mother and son. It talks about how they have drifted apart over the years and then brings them back together to form an excellent binding story.
  4. Happily Ever AfterHappily ever after is a story revolving around a couple as they are trying to plan a perfect wedding and the obstructions they face like budget constraints, family relations, etc. this show is led by Naveen Kasturia and is spanned over eight episodes.
  5. Better Life FoundationBetter life foundation gives an idea as to how the Indian version of the office will be. This five-episode series is a fantastic comedy and perfect for binge-watching.
  6. What The FolksIt is a story about a couple and their experiences with their in-laws. What the folks talk about the relationships between family members that are over evolving. It also shines a light on the dynamic between the siblings, parents, and husband and wife. The show has been produced by dice media and has 16 episodes which are spread over three seasons.
  7. Home Sweet OfficeThe home sweet office is a five-episode story that revolves around two sisters who have a wedding videography business. It is a very light show that can be enjoyed casually on youtube and relax a little.
  8. Operation MBBSSet in a medical college, operation MBBS revolves around first-year students. It is a different and unique show that talks about the pressure faced by MBBS students and does not glorify anything at all. The show is spread over five episodes.
  9. Star BoyzThough this show was released four years ago, it is by far the funniest show on youtube. Produced by Naveen Richards and Kenny Sebastian, this show is super funny and has a minimum production value. The show spanned over six episodes.
  10. CubiclesCubicles revolve around the story of a fresher and are set inside a corporate office. It talks about first love, first job, first salary, and many firsts that come when you start working and adulting. The story also revolves around colleagues, friends, etc.; and it is spanned over five episodes.

Type of content available on YouTube premium

YouTube premium is home to a vast variety of video content such as politics, drama, sports, comedy, animation, adult content, kids & family content, documentaries, reality, and much more. You name it, and YouTube has it.

Let us discuss some category wise latest content (series and movies) available under YouTube premium.

NameSeriesMovieGenreLaunched on PremiumSeasons & EpisodesLengthStatus
Step Up: High WaterSeriesDance31st Jan 20182 seasons20 episodes50 minsMoved to Starz for season 3
ImpulseSeriesSci-fi6th Jun 20182 seasons20 episodes45 minsEnded
OriginSeriesSci-fi14th Nov 20181 season10 episodes60 minsEnded
The Thinning: New world orderMovieThriller17th Oct 2018NANANA
Stalking VampireMovieHorror12th Dec 2018NANANA
Viper ClubMovieDrama23rd Jan 2019NANANA
NameSeriesMovieGenreLaunched on PremiumSeasons & EpisodesLengthStatus
WayneSeriesAction comedy16th Jan 20191 season10 episodes30 minsEnded
Weird citySeriesSci-fi comedy13th feb 20191 season6 episodes25 minsEnded
Overthinking with Kat & JuneSeriesComedy19th Dec 20191 season6 episodes20 minsEnded
YIAY Time: Game showSeriesComedy game show14th Jan 2021running30 minsongoing
A heist with MarkiplierMovieInteractive30th Oct 2019NANANA
NameSeriesMovieGenreLaunched on PremiumSeasons & EpisodesLengthStatus
SherwoodSeriesSci-fi adventure6th Mar 20191 season10 episodes20 minsPending
LockdownSeriesTeen Thriller26th Jun 20202 seasons16 episodes14 minsPending
Pinkfong WonderstarSeriesEducation3rd Dec 20201 season13 episodes10 minsPending
Super SemaSeriesEducation8th Mar 20211 season20 episodes5 minsPending
NameSeriesMovieGenreLaunched on PremiumSeasons & EpisodesLengthStatus
IDOLiSH7 vibratoSeriesMusical17th Jan 20191 season8 episodes15 minsPending
ObsoleteSeriesMecha3rd Dec 20191 season12 episodes10 minsPending
NameSeriesMovieLaunched on PremiumSeasons & EpisodesLengthStatus
30 days with: why don’t weSeries9th Dec 20204 episodes15 minsEnded
30 days with: Ryan GarciaSeries16th Dec 20204 episodes18 minsEnded
Nikkie Tutorials: layers of meSeries28th Dec 20204 episodes18 minsEnded
Demi Lovato: dancing with the devilSeries23rd Mar 20214 episodes20 minsEnded
K-pop evolutionSeries31st Mar 20217 episodes25 minsEnded
Sleeping with friendsEducation docuseries20th May 20201 season3 episodes30 minsPending
Kid correspondentEducation docuseries23rd Oct 20201 season4 episodes15 minsPending
The great gift exchangeEducation docuseries1st Dec 20201 season12 episodes15 minsPending
How to be Anne-MarieMovie12th Nov 2020NANANA
A day in the live: WizKidMovie19th Nov 2020NANANA
Life in a day 2020Movie6th Feb 2021NANANA
Black RenaissanceMovie26th Feb 2021NANANA

YouTube premium is coming up with eight new shows under the kids & family genre in the year 2021.

What devices support YouTube premium

Mentioned below is the list of devices that support YouTube premium

  • Smart Televisions
  • LG Web OS Tv (Web OS to be 2.0 or higher)
  • Vizio Smartcast
  • Android TV
  • Samsung Smart TV (models starting from 2010)
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Walton Smart TV
  • Roku TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Media Players with streaming
  • Chromecast supported by Google TV
  • Amazon Fire Stick TV
  • Apple TV (starting 4th generation with 4K resolution)
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Roku Players
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Playstation (3 and above)
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Xbox (one, 360, and Series X/S)
  • Mobile Phones
  • Apple Phones (iOS 7.x and higher)
  • All Android mobile phones
  • Computers
  • Chromebook
  • Windows
  • Apple Mac OS


Investing in YouTube premium India is a vice choice. It will not only allow you to enjoy great shows, listen to songs, etc., without any disruptions. The premium version will also not blow up your data consumption.

The plans available in India are pretty affordable as compared to other countries. The best part? You can invest just Rs. 129 for a month and see if it works for you or not, and then go ahead with a proper subscription.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get in touch with YouTube?

If you need to contact the customer support of YouTube, please visit the official website and select the help centre option. Or you can click on contact us and choose the desired option.

What happens if you unsubscribe from YouTube Premium?

If you unsubscribe to premium membership, you will be taken back to the free, ad-supported version of YouTube. You will be denied access to all the additional benefits that come with YouTube premium.

How much data does Youtube premium consume?

As per the tests, if youtube is played in the background, it will consume around 8 MB of data. This is similar to any audio-only application, as they consume significantly less amount of data.

If you watch a video continuously for an hour, the app will consume around 2.7 GB of data, and as compared to that,8MB is nothing. So yes, your data consumption will drop down.

Is there a Youtube premium APk?

No, youtube premium APk isn’t available.

Will I be able to enjoy YouTube premium through Chromecast or google home?

Yes, you will be able to enjoy YouTube premium through chrome cast or google home. You can also play it over other apps.

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