As per the recent reports revealed, YouTube viewers might get the option of paid subscription for ad-free access to the popular online video-sharing website.
Susan Wojcicki, YouTube chief said at a technology conference in California late Monday, “Presently, YouTube is considering offering new options of subscription and a streaming music service to its more than one billion users.”
“Right now, YouTube is ad-supported, which is really great in the sense that it has allowed us to scale a billion users; anyone can access the content, however, there are going to be cases where people will say, ‘I don’t want to see the ads,’ or, ‘I want to have a different experience,” Wojcicki said in an online video clip of her onstage conference chat.
YouTube is working on a streaming music and video service that could compete with the likes of Pandora and Spotify, she further added. Though, Wojcicki didn’t provide any details but said “she is hopeful that the music service will debut soon.”
“We are currently working on how to give users options,” Wojcicki added.