COVID-19 : YouTube Made Some of the Premium Shows Free

YouTube premium for free

After the COVID-19 pandemic, many platforms are making their services free for the users. We have already covered HBO Now, offering 500 hours of free content. And now, YouTube comes forward and makes some of its premium shows free. So, you can get the shows of YouTube premium for free. COVID-19 has become a global pandemic. And thousands of people are infected with Coronavirus worldwide. So, many Governments around the world are declaring a nationwide lockdown for the safety of the citizens. And many online platforms are offering free services to encourage users to stay at home. And that’s a good thing.

Coronavirus spreads from human to human. So, when you go out instead of staying at home, the chance of getting COVID-19 increases. That’s why home quarantine is very important. However, if you are thinking that it’ll be difficult to stay home 24/7, then you can do many things at home to spend your time. You can watch movies with friends virtually, play football games or play any Video Game while you are at home. That’s why YouTube is providing some of its original shows on YouTube premium for free. To watch these shows, you don’t need any YouTube premium subscription. Because you can watch them for free because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium is a paid membership from YouTube, the most popular video streaming platform. With this paid membership, you can enjoy some extra benefits on both the YouTube app and website.

YouTube Premium offers ad-free experience on the platform when you go with YouTube Premium. So, when you get the premium subscription, you’ll not see any ads on the platform and can enjoy the ad-free experience while watching your favorite videos on YouTube.

It also offers background playback feature. That means you can play any video as MP3 in the background of your smartphone using the YouTube app. You’ll also get Download feature with this premium subscription. So, you can download your favorite video and watch it in offline mode when you get the YouTube premium subscription. Although there are some exceptional videos that you can’t download even with the premium subscription.

And with the premium subscription, you’ll also get a new feature called YouTube music. YouTube music is a music platform from YouTube that offers different music streaming. Just like Spotify, YouTube Music is a music streaming platform that you can use for listening to your favorite music. And it comes with the YouTube Premium subscription.

Now coming to the main part, YouTube Premium also offers YouTube Original shows with the subscription. YouTube is trying to compete with other content streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, etc. So, they are trying to get some share of the TV Shows streaming market.

And they call it YouTube Originals where you’ll find different shows. But, the difference between other streaming platforms and YouTube Originals is, on YouTube Originals, the shows are made or performed by most of the popular YouTubers. So, YouTube is collaborating with its creators to make the YouTube Originals for the users.

Watch Some Shows on YouTube Premium for Free

YouTube premium for free

So, after the COVID-19 outbreak, YouTube has made some of its original shows for free for every user. That means you don’t have to purchase the YouTube Premium subscription to watch these shows.

Any user can watch these Youtube Original shows for free that’s only available with YouTube Premium subscription. As you know about the current global condition, it’s a good step that YouTube took. It’ll encourage people to stay at home and enjoy the YouTube Original shows for free without having a premium subscription.

However, not all shows are free. There are few shows of YouTube Original that you can watch without having YouTube Premium for free.

Here is the list of the shows that are currently free for everyone because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Escape The Night
  • Matpat’s Game Lab
  • Step Up: Highwater
  • Impulse
  • The Sidemen Show
  • Sherwood
  • We Are Savvy (beginning 04/13)
  • Hyperlinked (beginning 05/04)
  • Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force (beginning 06/01)
  • Kings of Atlantis (beginning 06/29)

So, you can watch any of these YouTube Original shows for free without having a YouTube premium subscription. Just use any YouTube account to watch the shows for free.

How to Access YouTube Original Shows Without YouTube Premium for Free?

To access or watch the above shows, you don’t need to do anything. These shows are available for everyone and it’s available on the YouTube Originals channel. So, you can head to the YouTube Originals channel and watch the shows.

Click the link below to go to the YouTube Originals Channel. On the Playlist section, you’ll find these free shows that you can access without having YouTube Premium for free. Search for the show that you want to watch and you can watch it for absolutely free.


Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)

I Have YouTube Premium Membership, can I watch these shows for free?

Both YouTube Premium members and non-premium members can watch these shows for free. These shows are available for everyone for free because of the COVID-19 lockdown. So, no matter if you have a YouTube Premium subscription or not, you can watch these YouTube Originals Shows.

Can I Watch Other Shows for Free As Well?

No, you can only watch the above shows for free currently. To watch the other YouTube Originals shows, you have to get YouTube Premium subscription.

Will They Add New Shows?

Currently, you can watch the above YouTube Originals show for free. So, it’s completely up to YouTube if they make the shows for free or not. Maybe they can add some extra shows later to watch for free. But, for now, these are the only shows that you can watch for free.

Final Words

So, guys, I hope you liked the above information. If you liked, you can share it with your friends on social media platforms. If you have any questions or queries, you can ask them in the comment section below. You can also provide your feedback in the comment section. And don’t go outside unless you have an emergency. And if you go out, don’t forget to wear a mask.


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