YouTube introduces cheaper student plan for YouTube Music, YouTube Premium starting at Rs 59
YouTube launched its premium music and video streaming services - the YouTube Music Premium and the YouTube Premium - in India back in March this year. And now, less than three months after introducing its services, the company has introduced a new plan that is directed at the college going students in the country.
YouTube has introduced a special student plan that will give all the college goers in the country access to the YouTube Music Premium and the YouTube Premium at a subsidised rate. As a part of the student plan, the YouTube Music Premium, which at present is available at a standard subscription rate of Rs 99 per month, will be available for Rs 59 to all the students in the country.
Similarly, the YouTube Premium, which includes a YouTube Music Premium membership along with access to YouTube Originals and is available at a monthly rental of Rs 129, will costs just Rs 79 to the students in the country.
Talking about the benefits, a YouTube Music Premium membership will give the college students in India access to YouTube's vast library of songs, covers and music video. Students will not only be able to listen to music in background but they would also be able to download their favourite tracks on their smartphones. But more importantly, their music streaming would not be interupted by a stream of ads.
All of this sounds quite lucrative and it sure is but there is a catch. Not all the college going students in the country are eligible to avail the benefits offered by the company as a part of its newly introduced students plans. Students who apply for the student plan need to enrolled in a full time course in an accredited college in the country. Students will have to furnish their academic details, which will be verified using a SheerID.
If you are lucky, or in simple words if you meet all the eligibility criteria, you will be eligible to opt for for students plan for a period of up to four years. However, you will have to verify your eligibility annually to continue using the special plan.