Are you ready to pay for YouTube? The world’s largest video portal is ready to charge. Can it take on Netflix, Hulu and all the rest?
October 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Robert Kyncl, YouTube Chief Business Officer, speaks as YouTube unveils “YouTube Red,” a new subscription service, at YouTube Space LA offices Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP)
To add to your list of what can seem like infinite media options this week: YouTube Red The vast video and music service that brought you cute kitties and then mountains of everything sublime and ridiculous and sometimes fine, will start charging to watch and listen ad-free. Ten bucks a month, for YouTube! Well, YouTube Red. There will be new premium content, we’re told. And more features. But, are we now being pushed to pay for other people’s home videos? Or is this the new way of omnivorous media? This hour On Point — we’re reading YouTube Red.