A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting a YouTube Premium Free Trial

Formerly known as YouTube Red, YouTube Premium is a subscription service on the YouTube platform. It comes with a load of perks, such as ad-free access to the content as well as access to YouTube Originals and YouTube Music, to name a few.

If you are interested in learning how to take it for a test run, read on.

Does YouTube Premium Offer Free Trials?

Yes, it does for one month. Memberships that offer free trials are:

  • YouTube Premium Individual
  • YouTube Premium Family

Note that you may be able to get a Premium Student free trial if you are eligible to subscribe to the plan. To check your eligibility for Premium Student, follow this page.

YouTube Premium Family Characteristics and Requirements

This plan allows you to share the membership with up to five family members, each having their account. Sharing your YouTube Premium with family members enables you to share other Google services.

The requirements for the family manager and other family members are listed in the table below.

Membership Users

Requirements

Family manager

  • Responsible for purchasing a YouTube Premium Family and making membership decisions
  • At least 18 years old
  • Register with a Google Account (not G Suite)
  • Not a part of another family group

Family members

  • Live in the same household as the family manager
  • Not a part of another family group
  • Use a Google Account (not G Suite)

Note that the requirement for all members to live in the same household will be checked every 30 days by electronic check-ins.

YouTube Premium Individual

This plan comes with the same benefits as the Premium Family, except that the membership cannot be shared. You can enjoy ad-free and background play and YouTube Music Premium, download the content, and much more.

To learn more about the features of the YouTube Premium membership, read the YouTube Premium Benefits section.

How Do I Register for a YouTube Premium Free Trial?

You can sign up for either subscription in your web browser or on your Android or iOS device.

Register for a YouTube Premium Individual Free Trial

To register for a YouTube Premium Individual free trial in a web browser, do the following:

  • Head for YouTube Premium
  • Log in to the Google Account you want to register with
  • Tap Try it free and follow the prompts to complete the sign-up

If you are registering for a free trial via your Android or iOS device, you should:

  • Open the YouTube app and sign in to the Google Account you want to register with
  • Click on your profile picture, then Get YouTube Premium
  • Tap Try it free
  • Provide your payment method, then follow the prompts to complete the registration

Register for a YouTube Premium Family Free Trial

If you decide to register for a YouTube Premium Family free trial in a web browser, you should:

  • Go to YouTube Premium Family and create a family group
  • If you are the family manager of another Google family group, you will see an option to confirm your group, then click Continue
  • If you are a new family manager, follow the steps to buy your subscription first
  • Follow the prompts to create a family group

If you are registering via an Android or iOS device, do the following:

  • Click on your profile picture in your YouTube app, then click Paid Subscriptions
  • Tap Learn More for the desired subscription in the membership options for YouTube Premium
  • Click Or save money with a family or student plan
  • Tap Get family plan, then Try it free
  • Follow the prompts given depending on whether you are already the family manager of another Google family group

Note that YouTube will inform you seven days before your free trial expires.

YouTube Premium Benefits

YouTube Premium comes with a bunch of perks. Some of them are:

  1. Ad-free videos
  2. Background play
  3. YouTube Music Premium
  4. YouTube Originals

Ad-Free Videos

Premium membership enables you to watch countless videos without ad interruptions, though you may still see promotions or branding embedded in each creator’s content as well as promotional links, features, and shelves around the content.

Background Play

YouTube Premium enables you to play videos on YouTube, YouTube Kids, and YouTube Music apps while using other apps on your mobile device.

You can turn the option off or customize it to better match your needs and preferences.

YouTube Music

YouTube Premium gives you access to YouTube Music Premium as well.

This feature enables you to:

  • Download songs and music to play offline
  • Play millions of songs ad-free
  • Use background play
  • Turn on the audio-only mode

YouTube Originals

As a YouTube Premium member, you can also watch YouTube Originals at no additional cost. The service includes series, movies, and events by the biggest and most popular YouTube creators.

With YouTube Premium membership, you get:

  1. Ad-free content
  2. Access to all available YouTube Originals episodes as soon as they premiere
  3. An option to download the content and use offline
  4. Bonus content

DoNotPay’s Virtual Credit Card—Your Risk-Free Way In

Subscription services allow potential users to register for free trials if they provide their payment details. The issue is that those trial runs often become paid subscriptions automatically. This means that if users forget to unsubscribe on time, they become full-fledged service members.

DoNotPay’s Free Trial Card is your way to prevent this outcome. It is a virtual credit card that generates a credit card number and other personal details you can use to register for a free trial.

The card is not associated with a real funding source, so you won’t be able to transition into a paid membership unless you want to.

Keep in mind that the Free Trial Card only works if the service does not request pre-authorization from your financial institution. If YouTube Premium requires an authorization hold to check the validity of your payment instrument, you might not be able to use it.

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Can I Cancel My YouTube Premium Membership?

Yes, you can. If you cancel during your free trial, you will continue to have access to the service for the duration of the trial period, and your membership won’t transition into a paid subscription.

If you are already a YouTube Premium subscriber but don’t like the service, you can cancel it via DoNotPay. To learn more about it, follow this page.

Can I Pause My YouTube Premium Subscription Instead of Canceling?

Yes, you can for the period between one and six months. The pause becomes effective once the current billing period ends, and you can un-pause any time before your scheduled resume date.

Once your subscription is paused, you:

  • Won’t have access to YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium benefits
  • Will not have access to any videos and music you have downloaded
  • Can cancel your membership any time during the pause

As soon as your pause elapses, you will be billed for a new month of service automatically, making the resume date your next billing date.

What Is the Price of YouTube Premium After the Free Trial?

If you are interested in continuing your membership plan, you can check the prices for each in the table below.

Premium Plan

Price

Individual

$11.99
Family

$17.99

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