The thing about YouTube Red is: once you pay $10 (it’s a monthly subscription fee), you get access to not only the usual content but also original series with some of the biggest YouTubers acting there + more music and a so-called “background play” feature which allows to close the video (if it’s watched in an app) but still listen to its audio. However, the coolest thing is that you watch whatever you want with no annoying ads popping out every 5 minutes. Seems like it’s worth its money at first but then if you think about it, it’s not that cool. Maybe for a viewer but definitely not for content creators. YouTubers make their money out of the amount of views and the ads that are featured in their videos but when it comes to YouTube Red, you can watch the same content as others but every time you do, you kind of take a penny out of your favourite YouTuber’s pocket, which doesn’t seem fair whatsoever. Although ads might be annoying sometimes, I’d rather wait 30 seconds than pay $10 every month for the website which is originally free. Sooner or later those ‘exclusive’ series are going to be stolen by somebody and uploaded on pirate websites and Google won’t be able to do anything about it. “Copyright” does sound like a scary word but people don’t seem to care too much because free content is always more appealing than respecting and paying for others’ work.
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