YouTube Red is a new subscription service that allows viewers to look at ad-free videos.
Professional and social media critics alike say that using an app like AdBlock is already an effective way to watch YouTube videos ad-free without paying. To counter that argument, the new service, which likely arose in response to AdBlock and its ilk, also allows users to download videos, includes a subscription to Google Play and has a feature allowing users to keep playing music even when launching other apps.
The service will also include original programming under the banner YouTube Originals in 2016.
YouTube Red costs $9.99-12.99 per month