YouTube Premium family plan now costs $23 a month

If you subscribe to a YouTube Premium family plan, be sure to check your email: Google is notifying users that the monthly cost of the service will increase by $5 per month.

As of November, most users are paying $22.99 a month for YouTube Premium — although there seems to be some wiggle room. While the main announcement states that the next billing cycle’s price increase will begin on or after November 21, some old subscribers won’t see their bill increase for several months. An Engadget employee was informed that the price would not increase until April due to his status as a “Longtime and Valued Member”.

With the new pricing structure, the family plan is less of a bargain for smaller groups. At $17.99, purchasing the family plan for just two users offered a significant savings over individual accounts. Now a family of two users saves just $1 per month. For now, however, the single-user pricing will remain the same: $11.99 per month for individual accounts and $6.99 for students. The benefits haven’t changed either, with Premium still offering users an ad-free YouTube experience, the ability to download videos for offline viewing, access to YouTube Music, and the ability to continue playing music and videos in the background or with your phone screen off .

At least you don’t have to subscribe to Premium to watch videos in 4K.

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Russell Falcon

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