December 5, 2020
YouTube Premium Subscribers Receiving Prompts to Choose Free Channel Memberships

YouTube Sends some Premium Subscribers an Option to Access Paid Channels for Free

YouTube is apparently sending invitations to its Premium subscribers to give them free access to paid channels on the platform…

Video-hosting site YouTube is seemingly giving away paid content for free. Some Premium members have reported getting prompts to select a free channel membership — worth up to $5 per month.

YouTube Premium Subscribers Receiving Prompts to Choose Free Channel Memberships

Some YouTube Premium subscribers are being surprised by a free gift from the company. It’s access to a paid channel of their choice. However, not all YouTube Premium subscribers are seeing the give-away. 

The fact that it’s not widely available to all subscribers strongly suggests this is a test. But, that doesn’t mean the experiment will go mainstream to all people who subscribe to YouTube Premium. 

Here’s just one example of what’s happening:

“SO when I logged in on Youtube a small window said I have a free channel membership I can join (worth $5) but when I choose one of my subscriptions it still wants me to pay. So what was this? A lie, bug or will it not charge me when i click Pay and enter my digits for my card?

Picture says: Choose a channel this month.  One free channel membership (worth up to $5)”

William Boleys

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