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YouTube Premium – $9.99/month CAD ($2 OFF) – ONLY for current Google Play Music Subscribers

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Dec 17, 2015
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Mississauga, ON

YouTube Premium – $9.99/month CAD ($2 OFF) – ONLY for current Google Play Music Subscribers

Price:
9.99/month
Savings:
$2 Off
*MUST BE A CURRENT GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC SUBSCRIBER*

So I called Google Play (make sure you ask to speak to the YouTube Premium team) and told them I had a 3-months free coupon. They said it expired last month, I insisted they look into something for me because I've been on Google Play Music for 2 years and they immediately offered me YouTube premium for $9.99 per month. They email you a one-time use link that activates the deal. I have a feeling they are doing this to help people with the transition to their platform. It was a very formal process so I'm certain this wasn't something unique to me.

Use this link to request a call: https://support.google.com/googleplay/c ... adding_fop

Good luck! I hope you're able to secure the deal.
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Jul 11, 2017
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$10/month to watch YouTube good lord!
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Nov 29, 2006
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Bella125 wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 10:49 am
$10/month to watch YouTube good lord!
That comes with unlimited music streaming as well (like Spotify or Apple Music).
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Oct 24, 2017
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Bella125 wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 10:49 am
$10/month to watch YouTube good lord!
Background playback, offline download, and it's ad-free. I think $5/month would be a better price point for it though.
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Feb 19, 2008
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Converged wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 10:55 am
That comes with unlimited music streaming as well (like Spotify or Apple Music).
Can you listen while your phone screen is off?
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Bella125 wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 10:49 am
$10/month to watch YouTube good lord!
Wooooosh!

I don't recommend commenting on things you know nothing about.
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Viper98 wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 10:57 am
Can you listen while your phone screen is off?
FireTube .apk, find it on Google.

Job done.
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Mar 5, 2006
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Wait, so you need to be GPM subscriber ($10, or $15 for family), and you pay another $10 to get YT Premium?
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Jul 3, 2017
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Google is transitioning from GPM to Youtube Music, but they still haven't sorted out the tangle of confusion between services, especially for Canada. It's still GPM for your Google Home speakers in Canada.
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jasonchewy wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 11:03 am
Wait, so you need to be GPM subscriber ($10, or $15 for family), and you pay another $10 to get YT Premium?
No, the YT Premium replaces the GPM subscription, you'll continue to have full access to GPM.

I made the switch already (family plan), basically the day it became available and quite happy with it...

People suggesting all those workarounds, thanks, they solve one of the many issues with not having the subscription (background play) but definitely not all and they are all a PITA! things I enjoy with the subscription:

- No YT ads anywhere (phones, Home streaming, Android Auto, Shield Android TVs, etc.)
- Android Auto (use it every single day), no YT integration yet but the GPM integration works really well for me, no fiddling around with the phone while driving. Eventually they'll add YT integration too I guess...
- My kids don't have to watch ads on YT Kids and they only get 1 hour so they don't waste it on ads.
- Works beautiful to stream music with Home devices.
- I Share it with my brother, sister and a friend with no downsides (you plus 5 people) so its actually just a couple bucks a month each.
- Avoid installing shady apks with potential malware, crazy permissions, etc. Google already owns me and my data, I prefer not to give it to some unknown Russian guy too..

I honestly do not use the backgroud play at all which is a very popular feature, I mostly listen to music in the car or at home and both of them work so much better using the Google Home and Android Auto. There is also the YT Originals, I think there is only like 1 show that is actually good but I have never watched it, I guess if they eventually start creating good Originals like Netflix then it'll be a good to have too...
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Mar 5, 2006
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Lumute wrote:
Aug 14th, 2018 11:23 am
No, the YT Premium replaces the GPM subscription, you'll continue to have full access to GPM.

I made the switch already (family plan), basically the day it became available and quite happy with it...

People suggesting all those workarounds, thanks, they solve one of the many issues with not having the subscription but definitely not all and they are all a PITA! things I enjoy with the subscription:

- No YT ads anywhere (phones, Home streaming, Android Auto, Shield Android TVs, etc.)
- Android Auto (use it every single day), no YT integration yet but the GPM integration works really well for me, no fiddling around with the phone while driving. Eventually they'll add YT integration too I guess...
- My kids don't have to watch ads on YT Kids and they only get 1 hour so they don't waste it on ads.
- Works beautiful to stream music with Home devices.
- I Share it with my brother, sister and a friend with no downsides (you plus 5 people) so its actually just a couple bucks a month each.
- Avoid installing shady apks with potential malware, crazy permissions, etc. Google already owns me and my data, I prefer not to give it to some unknown Russian guy too..
Ah, I see. So $17 vs $15 to add on YouTube "Video" portion for the family plan.
Oddly, I rarely ever see ads on youtube right now, so I'll stick to my music plan for now.
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Feb 27, 2011
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I have both YouTube Premium and Apple Music. YouTube Premium is so handy for playing music on the Google Home, and Apple Music for the Apple Watch on runs.

Denied, the rep said there was no such promo for existing customers.
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Jun 7, 2017
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My big use right now is mobile ad-less YouTube, GPM, and oddly YouTube Music. There's tons of music I've liked on YT but couldn't find on GPM, and I'm able to listen to it audio-only which is awesome.

Still wouldn't say it's worth it for YT Red shows; maybe Cobra Kai, but not much else.

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