Yesterday, subscribers to the YouTube Premium family plan received an email mentioning that their account would suffer a price increase of five dollars per month, since it will now cost $22.99 per month instead of 17.99, which represents an increase of 25%.
For now, this price will be adjusted in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, and Argentina. Mexico was not mentioned in the list, however, it had already undergone an adjustment in March 2022, with an increase of 60 pesos.
For new users, this rate is already implemented and they will no longer be able to subscribe for the old rate. For current users, the changes will be reflected in your account starting on November 21 of this year.
This was the only plan that underwent a change, as the cost of the individual plan will remain at $11.99 per month and the student plan at $6.99 per month.
What does the YouTube Premium family plan include?
With this plan you can add up to five members, ages 13 and older, to the subscription.
But this does not mean that everyone has to consume the same. Each user can have their personalized and private account within the same plan.
In addition, another advantage is that you can enjoy the videos without ads or an Internet connection and, if you download the YouTube Music Premium app, you can enjoy these benefits too. This is especially useful if you know that you will run out of data or if you want to have more control over it, or if you are going to be somewhere without internet, such as on a plane.
Also, with this plan you can have playback in the background. This means that even if you exit the app, your videos will continue to play.
Is it worth paying for the family plan?
An individual YouTube Premium subscription costs $11.99 per month. This means that if five members of a family pay for the individual bread, they are spending $59.95 per month, which is equivalent to $36.96 more than if they subscribe to the family plan.
On the other hand, they do not necessarily have to be members of your family to be able to enjoy this plan. They can be friends, colleagues or anyone who wants to share the plan.
If five members pay for the YouTube Premium family plan, they would be paying $4.60 per month for the plan.
This is convenient considering that it is seven dollars cheaper than the individual plan. On the other hand, it is also still cheaper than the student plan, since it costs 6.99 dollars per month.
On the other hand, if five members pay for the family plan, it is the cheapest way to enjoy this subscription; However, even with up to three members, it is still the best option, since you would only have to pay seven dollars per month per person.