Google has been cracking down on adblockers globally and this meant users had to upgrade to YouTube Premium to access the video platform ad-free, however, if you were in Kenya, this was impossible until today. Google has today officially unveiled Youtube Music and YouTube Premium in Kenya.
What is YouTube Premium?
YouTube Premium is a paid subscription service offered by YouTube that provides several benefits to its subscribers. These benefits include:
- Ad-free videos: Subscribers can watch their favorite videos without any interruptions from ads.
- Offline Playback: Subscribers can download videos to watch later when they’re offline or on the go.
- Background Play: This feature allows subscribers to continue playing videos in the background while using other apps or even when the screen is locked.
- YouTube Music Premium: This is included in the YouTube Premium membership, allowing subscribers to listen to over 100 million songs ad-free, offline, and while the screen is locked.
YouTube Premium Pricing in Kenya
The cost of YouTube Premium varies significantly from country to country. The price is determined by several factors, including the country’s exchange rates, taxes, and more.
Interestingly, prices on iOS are a bit higher with Google opting to price them in USD over local currency due to the Apple store tax.
Here is a breakdown of the YouTube Premium prices in Kenya:
|658.09 KES (4.29 USD)
|This plan offers ad-free music, listen in the background and downloads across YouTube.
|1,010.91 KES (6.59 USD)
|This plan offers the same benefits as the Music plan for up to 6 family members (ages 13+) in your household.
|765.47 KES (4.99 USD)
|This plan offers ad-free videos, play in the background, downloads across YouTube, and access to all YouTube Originals.
|1,455.77 KES (9.49 USD)
|This plan offers the same benefits as the Premium Bundle for up to 6 family members (ages 13+) in your household.
|This plan offers the same benefits as the Premium Bundle at a discounted rate for students.
All the tiers come with one month free.
YouTube Premium offers a great way for Kenyans to enjoy an enhanced YouTube experience. With its ad-free videos, offline playback, and background play features, it provides value for money. However, it’s essential to consider the cost and evaluate whether the benefits align with your needs before subscribing. Enjoy your YouTube experience!