YouTube Premium family plan getting big price increase

The price increase will come in November

Google has announced that it will be raising the price of its YouTube Premium Family plan in Canada and other countries.

In an email to subscribers, the company confirmed that starting November 21st, the Family plan will cost $22.99/month, up from the current $17.99 monthly cost. The Family plan allows six users to share the same Premium account and watch YouTube videos ad-free.

It should be noted, however, that this doesn’t apply to the Individual YouTube Premium membership, which costs $11.99/month. Google also confirmed to The Verge that those who were grandfathered into a lower price for YouTube Premium as former Google Play Music subscribers will keep their reduced rate until April 2023.

A Google spokesperson told MobileSyrup that the company has nothing to share currently about a change in pricing for other plans like Individual. However, the representative reiterated that users will be notified at least 30 days in advance of any price change.

In other YouTube Premium news, YouTube recently rolled back a controversial test on a Premium paywall for a 4K resolution.

Update 21/10/2022 at 3:05pm ET: Updated with confirmation from Google the price change will take effect in Canada in November, as well as the fact that it currently only applies to the family membership.

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Via: The Verge