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Google-owned video uploading platform YouTube has a premium subscription feature that allows users to have an ad-free experience and some exclusive options such as background play. The pricing of standard YouTube Premium Subscription is 11.99 EURO, which comes out to be around 1050 INR. So, keeping this high price in mind, YouTube is planning and testing a lite version of YouTube Premium called YouTube Premium Subscription Lite, which will cost 6.99 EURO (~700 INR).
This new YouTube Premium Subscription Lite has been spotted by a user on RestEra, further YouTube has also confirmed that it is testing new subscription features which will cost a bit cheaper. As of now, this new YouTube Subscription feature is testing in European Countries that include countries like Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
“In Nordics and Benelux (except for Iceland), we’re testing a new offering to give users even more choice: Premium Lite costs €6.99/ month (or local equivalent per month) and it includes ad-free videos on YouTube,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement.
What do we get in YouTube Premium Subscription Lite?
YouTube Premium Subscription Lite is a lighter version of Standard YouTube Premium. In the Lite version of YouTube, premium users are only getting the option to have an ad-free experience while enjoying the content. Other features such as background playback, downloading video won't be able for YouTube Premium Subscription Lite users.
Though you should take note that the only ad-free experience available with YouTube Premium Subscription Lite will be available across all your device and platforms such as iOS, Android, smart TVs, games consoles, and the YouTube Kids app.
Google says that this is an experimental subscription plan and is currently in its testing stage. So, based on audience feedback and other economic factors, the company will roll out more such plans in the future. Moreover, there is no word on whether the Mountain View giant will introduce the Premium Lite plan in other regions or not.