YouTube announces prepaid plans for its premium subscriptions in India

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YouTube is an integral part of our online lives, we spent a big chunk of time watching videos on this platform. So, why waste it watching ads? With this proposition and more YouTube released its long-awaited YT Premium and YT Music services in India a couple of months ago. Today, the platform is now releasing prepaid plans for its services in India. 

The market where people probably don’t like recurring monthly payments, this could be a good push for its services in India. The YouTube Premium prepaid plans that you can currently purchase in India are; one month and three months plans. With this, the YouTube audience in India will have one more payment option to choose from. 

Note that you can separately buy YT Music Premium if you just want to enjoy the benefits of that separate application/service. With a prepaid subscription, the company wants you to enjoy the benefits of its premium service without having to worry about your recurring payments. This will give room for its users to pay and utilize service whenever they want and require. Other times, they can just keep using ad-supported YouTube.  

What is the pricing of new prepaid plans for YouTube Premium and Music Premium?

For users who wants to sign up for 1 month, they can pay Rs 139 to enjoy the YouTube Premium. Whereas the three-month plan will cost them Rs 399. Now speaking about the Music premium subscription, it will cost you Rs 109 for one month while Rs 309 for three months prepaid plan. 

You must be wondering these plans are pricier than the subscription plan. Yes. They indeed are pricer, primarily because they give you freedom and flexibility.

How do I sign up for YouTube Premium/Music Premium using prepaid plans? 

  1. Visit
    on your computer or mobile web browser.
  2. Sign in to the Google account you’d like to start your membership on. 
  3. Select the payment method you wish to use or add a new payment method.
  4. Click Buy to complete the transaction. 

Note: The prepaid plans are not visible to every account. This may be a feature rollout issue. If it’s otherwise we shall know it soon. 

Can you switch to the Prepaid plan if you’re on a subscription plan?

No, you can not. The prepaid plans are visible only to new users only. You won’t see the option to switch to a prepaid plan if you already are on the subscription plan. 

Now, will you buy YouTube Premium/Music Premium? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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