YouTube Premium Price Suddenly Growing in Canada

  • 24-10-2022 |
  • Courtney Millhouse

Many streaming services now raise their subscription costs. YouTube is no exception, so if you’re one of those adless lucky ones on YouTube Premium, you should prepare to pay more for this privilege. Some of us, though, already do: in the U.S. and Canada, the price suddenly rose too much to explain it reasonably.

It came as a surprise to several Reddit users when they discovered that they would have to pay more for their YouTube Premium family plan. Previously, the price was CA$18: not bargain, but quite acceptable. Since November, though, subscribers will have to pay CA$23 a month to enjoy ad-free experience on YouTube… plus YouTube Music, if you aren’t on Spotify.

The customers in the United States experience the same price hike, though this time it’s in U.S. dollars. This is nothing, though, if you look at how the family subscription price changes in some other countries. In Turkey, for example, it rose from TRY29.99 to 59.99 – more than twice! Who will envy the Turks? The answer is, the Argentinians: for them, the price rose from ARS 179 to 699 – almost quadrupled. In the UK, New Zealand, and Japan it also gets more expensive, though not so dramatically.

The new prices apply regardless of whether you’re a new subscriber or have spent some time with YouTube Premium. It’s worth noticing that single plans either didn’t get more expensive at all or experienced a smaller price hike. In the U.S., for example, those on single plans didn’t receive emails warning them about price change. If you wonder whether you will also have to pay a bigger price starting with the next month, you can check it in your subscription settings. And there is a page where you can send your feedback to Google about this price change.

What do you think about YouTube’s new policy? Did this change affect you? If so, will you remain on your account or rather watch ads? Share your opinion with us in the comments!