It now costs $22.99 per month or $29.99 per month through the Apple App Store.
The price of a YouTube Premium family plan is unexpectedly being increased from $17.99 to $22.99 per month starting on or after Nov. 21 (depending on your billing cycle).
As 9To5Google reports(Opens in a new window), for anyone who started subscribing when the service was still called YouTube Red, the price increase is even worse(Opens in a new window). Their current $14.99 per month payment will also be increasing to $22.99, but the increase won’t happen until April next year and a reminder will be sent out to subscribers 30 days before it happens.
Similar price increases are happening outside the US, including in the UK, Canada, Argentina, Turkey, and Japan so far. The worst deal is for anyone who subscribes through Apple App Store where the price is increasing to $29.99/month.
Anyone on the YouTube Premium standard plan need not worry as the price is remaining at $11.99 for now. You can save some cash by opting to subscribe annually and only paying $119.99 (equivalent to $10 per month). Eligible students only pay $6.99 per month.
A YouTube Premium subscription unlocks the ability to watch videos uninterrupted by ads, background play, the option to download and save videos for later viewing offline, and ad-free YouTube Music access. For the family plan, up to six YouTube accounts can be associated with the subscription as long as the account owners all live in the same residential address.