Youtube planning to introduce paid channels soon

By on January 30, 2013
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Google working with top video channels to test out a paid subscription system.


Youtube is slowly planning to become more than just a collection of cat videos. It’s aiming to become a replacement for your cable TV. And a collection of cat videos. Now, they’re taking a step forward in that direction. reports that Google is currently working with a select number of video channels on Youtube to test out paid subscription systems on the website, meaning content that you would have to pay for in order to view it. Only some of the top channels are in conversation right now, but you can see how they’re testing the waters with them. Now they’ve dealt with something like this before with introducing movie rentals that only had so-so success so it makes sense that this would be their next step. But the question is – will people pay for Youtube videos?

Will you?


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  • John Smith

    No way!

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