YouTube set to offer student discounts on music and premium subscriptions

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 YouTube has some good news for college and/or university students who are regular users to the video channel.

According to Variety, “The video service has launched student plans for YouTube Music Premium priced at $4.99 per month — a 50% discount off the regular $9.99 monthly price — and for YouTube Premium at available $6.99, a 42% discount from the standard $11.99 monthly fee.”

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In addition, students who sign up for YouTube Premium by Jan. 31st, 2019, can secure a special rate of $5.99 per month. In November 2014, Google Play in conjunction with YouTube launched YouTube Red which is a paid streaming subscription service that provides advertising-free streaming of all videos hosted by YouTube, exclusive original content produced in collaboration with the site’s major creators, as well as offline and background playback of videos on mobile devices.

YouTube Music Premium provides ad-free access to millions of songs, official albums launches, and playlists, as well as music videos, live performances, covers among other entertainment services.

Although the service is only available to full-time college and university students in the US, YouTube says it will expand the offers to other countries in the near future. Variety noted that “to be eligible for these special discounts, one must be enrolled as a full-time student at a Title IV-public institution that processes government loans- accredited college or university in the United States and must be verified as a student by user-verification system ID.

This deal is not accessible to students who had previously subscribed to YouTube Red, YouTube Music Premium, YouTube Premium or Google Play Music.