Last year, YouTube was said to be moving its original content from the YouTube Premium service to its ad-supported service.
“As we look to 2019, we will continue to invest in scripted programming and shift to make our YouTube Originals ad-supported to meet the growing demand of a more global fanbase,” a YouTube rep said in a statement to Variety in November. “This next phase of our originals strategy will expand the audience of our YouTube Original creators, and provide advertisers with incredible content that reaches the YouTube generation.”
The firm confirmed it would be making this shift in May and now it has shared more information on how this would work
YouTube shared the following statement with Android Central:
New YouTube Originals series, movies, and live events released after September 24, 2019 will be made available to non-members to watch for free, with ads. For series, members will get immediate access to every episode of a new season, while non-members will have to wait for each new episode to be released.
In most cases, where available, Director’s cuts and bonus footage for YouTube Originals movies and live events will be exclusive to members like you, as well.
On the other hand, no YouTube Premium user subscribed to the service for the wealth of its content. In other words, this probably doesn’t bring the value of the service down.
Source: Android Central