- YouTube Premium was initially available with subscription plans
- YouTube Premium prepaid plans start at Rs. 139 a month
- The new experience is limited to Android and Web users
YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium have added prepaid plans in India to let users receive ad-free experiences at a non-recurring charge. YouTube has brought the prepaid plans for one and three months. However, these are unlike the existing “subscription” plans under which users will be charged on a monthly recurring basis. The prepaid plans for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium are currently available through Android devices and the Web. This means that iOS users still have subscription plans as the only option to get the premium YouTube experience.
Once a prepaid plan is purchased, users get the option to extend their paid benefits by additional one-month or three months by purchasing additional top-ups for their membership. Users can also upgrade from a YouTube Music Premium membership to a YouTube Premium membership by opting for a prepaid plan.
While the prepaid plan for YouTube Premium is available at Rs. 139 for a month and Rs. 399 for three months, YouTube Music Premium can be purchased on a prepaid basis at Rs. 109 for a month and Rs. 309 for three months. In contrast, the YouTube Premium subscription is available at Rs. 129 a month.