YouTube Premium adds 5 new features

Google recently introduced five new features for its paid subscription service, YouTube Premium, including enabling iPhone and iPad users to watch the same YouTube videos simultaneously via FaceTime’s SharePlay feature.

In addition, this update enhances the playback quality for iOS devices by adding a 1080P Premium option, which increases video content clarity through higher bitrates, resulting in more intricate details for sports, gaming, and other video content.

Additional features include the ability to specify subsequent videos for playback on Android and iOS devices, mirroring the desktop version, and the auto-resume function that picks up from where the video was previously paused. Moreover, users can now download videos for offline viewing on their mobile devices.

Currently, the individual subscription plan for YouTube Premium in the United States remains at $11.99 per month, while the family subscription plan, which accommodates up to six users, has increased from $17.99 to $22.99 per month, marking a 25% hike.

Price adjustments in other regions vary due to factors such as exchange rates. For instance, in Canada, the family subscription plan has risen from CAD 17.99 to CAD 22.99, while in the United Kingdom, it has increased from £17.99 to £19.99. In Argentina, a popular choice for VPN users subscribing to the service, the individual plan has jumped from 119 Argentine pesos to 389, and the family plan has surged from 179 to 699 Argentine pesos.