Google today announced the launch of YouTube Premium in Kenya. The launch brings its ad-free, background play, and offline viewing features to Kenyan users.
Why You Should Get YouTube Premium In Kenya
With YouTube Premium, you can
- Enjoy uninterrupted access to your favourite videos, music, and gaming content without ads.
- Listen to YouTube even when your phone is locked or switched to other apps.
- Download videos to watch offline, making it perfect for commuting or travelling.
“We’re excited to bring YouTube Premium to Kenya, offering our users a premium experience that lets them enjoy their favourite content without interruptions,” said, Head of YouTube for Sub-Saharan Africa. “We’re committed to providing our users with the best possible YouTube experience, and we believe that YouTube Premium is a great way to do that.”
How Much Will YT Premium Cost?
For android users, YouTube Premium is available in Kenya for
- KES 499 per month for an individual plan
- KES 949 per month for a family plan. This includes up to five members. New subscribers can also enjoy a one-month free trial.
- Student Plan: KES 289
For iOS users, it’ll cost 300 shillings more as it’ll be priced in USD. Why? Well, because Apple has to take its cut, and Google won’t pay that cut for you. Payments as of now seem to only be via Google Accounts or credit or debit cards. There is still no way to pay via M-Pesa Global Card
In addition to ad-free viewing, background play, and offline viewing, YouTube Premium also includes access to YouTube Music. It offers ad-free music listening, background play, and offline listening. This is still more expensive than Spotify, but users seem to want to make the switch. What’s your stance?