YouTube made a huge statement on Thursday: include paid subscriptions for certain networks. It had actually been rumored for time that YouTube was readying some sort of paid model and today that becomes truth. Most importantly, once registered for a paid channel, you can watch on your iPad, iPhone and Apple TV beyond the browser on your Mac, as well as suck down as much video as it’s to offer.

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YouTube will now let a few lots of popular channels charge viewers a subscription fee of 99 cents or even more per month, the company revealed in a blog. Each of these stations will offer two weeks of complimentary viewing prior to charges pitch in and some will provide discounts for those who sign up for an annual subscription. There are currently 53 paid channels participating in the pilot, evening National Geographic Kids, UFC Select, and British TELEVISION carrier Acorn TV.

Paying for content on YouTube might appear a little crazy, but the service has actually broadened far beyond crabby cat and sobbing baby videos. Currently there’s a a great deal of premium material on YouTube, and the paid stations partners will have to deliver premium content to succeed. But, since we already spend for material in so many various other places, YouTube is no different so long as the quality exists. And if a guaranteed pay day suggests we improve videos, it’s a favorable step.

Once you buy a subscription to a paid stations, you’ll have the ability to enjoy the videos on your computer system, phone, tablet, and TV. At this point you can only register for stations from a computer, but you’ll quickly be able to do so from various other devices. In the meantime, it looks like the paid networks currently on board are looking at providing you superior access to rerun content a la Hulu, however if these subscriptions end up being popular, you could absolutely see them begin to offer special material to subscribers.