YouTube Red Is Finally Expanding To 100 Countries

13 February 2018, 12:53

YouTube Red
YouTube Red. Picture: YouTube

By Josh Lee

The subscription service will be ramping up its content soon, YouTube's CEO revealed.

Unless you live in one of five specific countries, YouTube Red is just that subscription service from YouTube that you've heard loads about, but never actually had the chance to try for yourself. Until now.

Since it's launch in 2015, those of us outside of the small range of countries where YouTube Red is currently useable have been waiting patiently for the $9.99 a month premium video service to become available.

Where is YouTube Red currently available?

Right now you can only access YouTube Red if you live in one of the following counties

- Australia

- Korea

- Mexico

- New Zealand

- The United States

But all that is about to change, and on a big scale too.

YouTube Red is expanding to "many more" countries

Speaking at the 2018 Code Media conference in California yesterday, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki confirmed that YouTube Red will be coming to "a hundred" more countries.

"You'll see us continue to ramp up and continue to do more content, and continue to add content that appeals to our audience," said Wojcicki.

The tech boss remained tight-lipped over exactly when this expansion will happen and which countries are getting YouTube Red next, but with Facebook ramping up their video offering and Vine 2 on the horizon, it would very much be in YouTube's best interests to push forward with the expansion as quickly as possible, or risk being left behind but newer, shinier platforms.