YouTube Premium has been expanded to ten new countries. The paid tier of the popular video streaming giant was already available in a large number of regions, but now Google has expanded it further, bringing the total number of countries with the option to purchase a subscription to 100. Along with the basic subscription tiers, the tech giant has also introduced its more affordable student plans in all newly added countries. Notably, this expansion comes after YouTube Premium passed 100 million subscribers in February 2024, nine years after YouTube’s paid tier was first introduced.

First was geographic expansion noticed by Android Police. The publication found that Google recently updated information about its support page associated with YouTube Premium and added ten new countries to the available locations. These locations include Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Morocco, Reunion, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen and Zimbabwe. This brings the total number of countries where the premium subscription is available to 100, based on the list. Currently, the service is only available in 99 countries, as it is temporarily disabled in Russia.

According to the report, all ten countries will get YouTube Premium family and student plans alongside the basic individual plan, giving you a chance to get the subscription at a discounted price. The student plan is available to full-time university students. However, their student status will be verified annually by a third-party verification service. The family plan allows users to add up to 5 family members aged 13 or older to join the Google family group and benefit from a single subscription that costs slightly more than the individual plan.

With the YouTube Premium subscription, users can get features like unlimited ad-free videos, the option to download videos and play them offline, and play in the background via picture-in-picture mode. It also includes the YouTube Music subscription.

In India, YouTube Premium subscription starts from Rs. 129 per month with recurring payments enabled and comes with a two-month free trial. Prepaid subscriptions start at Rs. 139 per month. The family plan is priced at Rs. 189 per month, while the student plan is available at Rs. 79 per month. Both plans offer a one-month free trial.

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