After months of speculation, YouTube is finally announcing its ad-free subscription service: YouTube Red. Next Wednesday, the company will launch what it's calling "the ultimate YouTube experience" for $9.99 a month. The ad-free service will allow subscribers to save videos to watch offline, to play videos in the background on your phone or tablet. The service will include exclusive access to new, original shows and movies from some of YouTube's biggest creators.
The membership extends to a new YouTube Music app the company is also announcing Wednesday. That new streaming music app builds a playlist of songs based on the first track users click on. "Any song or artist you choose on YouTube Music will start you on a personal journey through one of the richest music catalogs; just sign in, tap a track you love, and see where your music takes you.