Starting today, students can get a discount for either YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium for 50% off music and video streaming services.
For students, the new discounted plans are $5 per month instead of $10 for YouTube Music Premium or ad-free YouTube Premium service for $7 per month, originally $12. If you’re interested in YouTube Premium, students can get the service for $6 per month if they sign up before January 31st, 2019.
With YouTube Music Premium, you get ad-free music, the ability to listen to songs in the background even with the screen turned off, and you can download any song you want. There are options to browse playlists, get personalized recommendations, play artist radio stations, and much more. YouTube Premium, on the other hand, also gives you ad-free videos, videos and music video to play in the background, and access to YouTube Originals.
This is Google’s way of competing against Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora Premium, and more but the other music streaming services have already been offering student discounts much longer than Google has. Apple Music started back in 2016 while Spotify has been having a discount for about 5 years and has also added a nice bundle by adding in Hulu into the mix.
The cool thing is, it looks like you don’t need to have an @edu email, so even if this is your last year of schooling, you can still carry over the discount for up to four years. The drawback is that YouTube is stating that full-time students must be at an accredited college or university in the U.S in order to get this discount. As for other countries, the discounts should be available sometime in the future.
What do you readers think about these small but nice discounts for YouTube services? Are any of you going to jump in and get this discount while it’s still around? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: techcrunch