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YouTube Premium price + this way it can be much cheaper

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Ruud Caris

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If you ever watch YouTube, you've seen the Premium trial month come by. But what is the YouTube Premium price? But also, how can you get this a lot cheaper? Fortunately, there is a very simple trick for that.

YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium saw the light of day in 2014 (then known as YouTube Red) and has gained more and more features over the years. More and more countries could also make use of this.

Before we get to the YouTube Premium price, let's take a look at exactly what you can do with it. Because what are you actually paying for?

  • No ads – No more ads on YouTube, so no more waiting before you can play a video. This also applies to YouTube Kids.
  • Play videos in the background – If you do not have the YouTube app on your screen (on a smartphone or tablet), it can still continue to play.
  • Download videos – Download videos to watch them later – in the YouTube app – offline
  • YouTube Music – Listen to music without interruptions and ads including offline listening.

The functions do depend on the type of subscription, but more on that later.

YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium and Premium Lite

There are several subscriptions available today. For example, there is YouTube Premium Lite and the regular Premium.

The YouTube Premium price is higher than Lite, but let's first look at the features in the different subscriptions.

YouTubeYouTube Premium LiteYouTube Premium
Ad free
Ad free (Youtube Kids)
Play in background
Download videos
YouTube Music (+offline)

The conclusion we can draw from the table above is that YouTube Premium Lite actually only ensures that the ads are not visible. You need YouTube Premium for all other features.

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YouTube Premium price

But what is the YouTube Premium price? YouTube premium costs € 11,99 per month and the Lite version costs € 6,99 per month. If you want to use Premium with the whole family (6 people), you pay € 17,99 per month.

As you now know, there are two different subscriptions, each of which has its own options and extras.

Price (1 account)Price (family, 6 accounts)
YouTube Premium Lite€ 6,99 per monthNvt
YouTube Premium€ 11,99 per month€ 17,99 per month
These prices are valid at the time of writing, check the current prices on the website

There are also annual subscriptions available, you get a discount if you pay directly for a year. However, the YouTube Premium annual subscriptions are not available in the Netherlands.

Also read: 35 streaming services in a row: free and premium

But, can it also be cheaper?

Yep, it can also be cheaper. Fortunately, you don't have to perform any crazy actions for this, but there are countries where YouTube Premium is cheaper. You can also easily use it.

Like many other companies, YouTube has also adjusted prices per country. This means that things such as income in that country are taken into account and the price is adjusted accordingly. The Netherlands is reasonably prosperous and the price is therefore slightly higher there. In other, less prosperous countries, therefore, less must be paid. For Netflixsubscriptions the same principle is applied.

So there are countries where the subscription is also a lot cheaper. With a little trick you can also benefit from this. This is not rocket science, so you can do this too!

Before I explain how this works, first an overview of countries where the low price applies.

Below you can see that Turkey is advantageous if you take out a subscription yourself. If you want a family subscription (so with 6 people), Argentina is a better idea.

LandPremium (month)Premium (year)Premium Family (monthly)
Argentina€1,64 (ARS 389)€2,96 (ARS 699)
Turkey€ 1,51 (TRY 29,99)€ 15,12 (TRY 299,99)€ 3,02 (TRY 59,99)

As can be seen in the screenshot below, the prices (in local currency) are cheaper than in the Netherlands. Much cheaper even.

YouTube Premium Price

The two countries in this overview, Argentina and Turkey, are among the cheapest. But can you also lower the YouTube Premium price in the Netherlands? The answer is: yes!

Explanation YouTube Premium cheaper

Fortunately, it is quite easy to take out a YouTube subscription cheaper, with the step-by-step plan below you should have succeeded in no time.

Only use this method if you actually have an address in the country in question. In addition, always check the conditions of YouTube / Google.

YouTube Premium (almost) free
YouTube Premium for a significantly lower price: this is how you do it.
Make sure you have a Google account
Make sure you have a Google account that you can use to purchase your Premium subscription.
Activate a VPN
Activate a VPN of your choice. Yourself i use this one, but in principle any VPN that has servers in the relevant countries will do.
Choose one of these countries as a VPN
Make sure your IP address comes from one of these countries with the VPN. Choose the below:
– Turkey – If you want to take out a subscription for yourself per month/year
– Argentina – If you want to go for a Family subscription
Go to the YouTube Premium page
Navigate to the YouTube Premium site (
Select the correct subscription
Choose the right subscription and pay with your preferred payment method from the linked Google account.

Good to know about YouTube Premium

There are a few things to keep in mind when considering subscribing to YouTube Premium. This ensures that you will not be faced with unnecessary surprises.

1. Google Workspace YouTube Premium

It's not possible to get a Premium subscription if you have a Google Workspace account (Gmail for business). So you really have to do with a private Google account.

It is not yet known whether this will be possible in the future, but for the time being you cannot take YouTube Premium with a Google Work account.

2. Free Trial Rules

There are some rules for the YouTube Premium free trial. For example, there are logically limitations on how often you can start this free period.

  • Trial period of 1 month – Available for new users or 6 months after canceling YouTube Premium, Music Premium or Google Play membership. You may 1 trial period per 12 months use.
  • Trial period of 3 months – This is only available for new users, or if you canceled your YouTube Premium, Music Premium or Google Play membership more than 3 years ago. This is just Allowed 1x every 3 years!

3. Choose the right subscription

Take a good look at the features you want with YouTube Premium. If you don't want ads, the Lite version is best. But for all other functions you need the more expensive plan.

This includes background playback and full use of YouTube Music.

4. Share with your family members

As you have seen above, it is much cheaper to share a subscription with your family. 6 people then have access to all features of Premium, without paying (much) extra for it.

Perhaps you can split the costs between you. If you want to use this function, you must create a family within your Google account.

Learn more about setting up a family group within Google you can find it here!

5. On all devices

Once you have a paid subscription to YouTube, you will immediately have access to these features on all devices. Apps are available for many different devices, including:

  • Android
  • iOS (iPhone and iPad)
  • Web (Chrome, Safari and any other browser)
  • Game Consoles
  • Smart TV's
  • Apple TV
  • Google TV (on Chromecast)

Also make sure that you are logged in with the correct account, otherwise you will not be able to use these options.

Is YouTube Premium worth the money?

Of course, that's different for everyone, but if you're on YouTube a lot, then it's definitely worth considering. Especially if you don't want to see ads, play videos in the background and have the option to download videos in good quality.

Of course, the choice also depends on your monthly budget, but the above method may help.

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6 thoughts on “YouTube Premium price + this way it can be much cheaper”

  1. Doesn't work, very tempting, but also if you create a google account in the country (eg Argentina), this doesn't work and YouTube says: "We can't verify your country".
    This page and all the effort of the readers is totally useless.

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  2. Has anyone tried this recently? I get an error message when paying with a credit card. This has to do with the address, an identification check is done via my credit card. Anyone experience with this?

    To answer
  3. Good afternoon,

    VPN on Turkey but amounts remain at €. Was once on Turkish Lira but then Google indicated that I could not pay because my account is in the Netherlands.

    To answer
  4. Is it possible to copy existing music library from Spotify to You Tube Music Premium?
    Is it not possible to also play Premium on MacBook Pro?
    I am considering switching from Spotify to YTP.

    To answer

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