For a while, YouTube Red original content was a joke, lagging behind other services like Netflix and Hulu in terms of quality, so breaking down the paywall didn't seem necessary. However, with series like Cobra Kai turning heads, it's a good time to start using Red. Luckily, Android users can get all of this content for free, and without rooting. To do this, you'll need to install an app called NewPipe, which is a free YouTube client. NewPipe does a lot of cool stuff, like blocking ads in videos and, yes, giving you access to YouTube Red content. There are also a ton of other options to play around with, like Picture in Picture and granular streaming resolution settings. One of the downsides to using it is that you won't be able to access any of your subscriptions, as NewPipe aims to exist completely independent of Google so you also won't be logging in to your account either. This is kind of nice in a way, though, as Google won't be breathing down your neck while you do some shady stuff. Before you can do anything else, you need to make sure your phone is ready to sideload apps.
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What is YouTube Red?
YouTube's new strategy, called Single Slate, will combine advert-supported and subscription content, meaning its original shows and films will become free for all to watch. This shift in strategy is in line with most of the content currently available on YouTube. We will continue to invest in scripted programming and shift to make our YouTube Originals ad supported. There is fierce competition in original programming in the shape streamers like Netflix and Amazon. YouTube began streaming its Original series and films for subscribers to its then-called YouTube Red service in Some sources believe the move to make content ad-supported and free will result in smaller budgets for new content. However, YouTube only confirmed a pause in buying for the time being, not a scripted pullback, when asked. Those who sign up will be able to remove the ads from videos, including the Originals, as well as enjoy free music and offline access to content.
What do I get with it?
If you like to watch YouTube Premium shows or movies offline, you can also download them. Sound interesting? Keep reading to know how.
YouTube's subscription service, Red, has been out for a while now. Here's why you might want to sign up. Google's well aware that YouTube is a video powerhouse of viral hits, music videos and unique shows you cannot find anywhere else. Hoping to capitalize on its unstoppable success, Google created YouTube Red , a paid monthly subscription service with several perks that make your viewing experience better. Here's what you should know before you sign up. Editors' note: This story was originally published on February 3, It's a monthly subscription service from YouTube that removes advertisements from all videos, everywhere you watch.