YouTube is arguably the biggest video streaming platform in the world. Google-owned video platform had introduced a ‘Premium’ model of subscription for the users with which they would be able to access exclusive premium content and avoid ads disturbing their video watching experience. If you are an Indian, you can get the YouTube Premium Membership for free right now. There’s a catch, though. As the phrase goes, there’s no such thing as free lunch, here’s what you should know about this.

Xiaomi announces free YouTube Premium subscription offer

Xiaomi has announced a new promotional offer that gives customers a free YouTube Premium subscription if they buy an eligible smartphone from the brand. This offer is valid on a few Redmi and Mi smartphones. Users will be required to buy an eligible phone, after which they can redeem this YouTube Premium offer, which will be valid till January 31, 2023.

Phones eligible for YouTube Premium offer

The devices that are eligible for three months of free subscription are Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 11i, Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge, and Xiaomi 11T Pro. Those who will purchase the Xiaomi Pad 5, Redmi Note 11 Pro+, Redmi Note 11 Pro, Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11T, and Redmi Note 11S will get two months of free access to a YouTube Premium subscription.

How to avail Xiaomi’s YouTube Premium subscription offer?

Customers can redeem the same by opening the preloaded YouTube app on the Xiaomi smartphone. Users can then either follow the on-screen instructions to avail of the offer or visit on that particular device. Xiaomi is saying that the offer will be available on devices that have been activated after February 1, 2022.

What is the actual cost of YouTube Premium in India? What about benefits?

YouTube Premium, in my opinion, is a better option than some of the other audio streaming apps in the market, purely because of the benefits that a user gets. Users not only get to use the YouTube Music app for free but also get to watch ad-free videos on the YouTube app.

The Music app of YouTube lets you download songs, watch videos, and offer lyrics, and other features. One basically gets unlimited, ad-free access to more than 80 million official songs and other content. It even supports Picture-in-Picture mode (PiP), so one will be able to watch content on YouTube even after closing the app or while doing anything else on the phone. The price of the YouTube Premium subscription is Rs 129 per month in India.