YouTube Discounts Music and Premium Subscriptions for Students

YouTube in a bid to drive consumption and grow revenue has introduced special discounted offer for college students as paying customers. The new pricing plans for its ad-free streaming services show 50% off the monthly price for both YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium. The student plans for YouTube Music Premium now goes for $4.99 a month — a 50% discount off the regular $9.99 monthly price. The YouTube Premium student subscription is now $5.99 for those who sign up for YouTube Premium before January 31st, 2019.

Music and Premium

YouTube Premium (former YouTube Red) streaming video service is ads-free and provides premium benefits such as access to YouTube Originals, YouTube Gaming, YouTube Music Premium, and Youtube Kids. YouTube Music Premium offers subscribers access to millions of songs, official albums, and playlists, as well as a catalog of music videos, remixes, live performances, covers and so on. It also provides offline playback and background listening features.

YouTube Student Membership Eligibility

If you are currently enrolled as a full-time student at a United States Title IV accredited college or university, you’are eligible to sign up for a YouTube student membership. You must be verified as a student by user-verification system SheerID. Students who have an active subscription to a YouTube and want to switch to the discounted plan are free. All you’ll need to do is to first cancel your existing subscription. Then, you’ll be able to sign up for a YouTube student membership and enjoy the amazing offer.

How to Sign Up for YouTube Student Membership

Students can sign up for the YouTube Premium student plan at youtube.com/premium/student and the YouTube Music Premium student plan at youtube.com/musicpremium/student. Here are the steps to sign up for either of the two:

YouTube Premium

  1. Go to youtube.com/premium on your computer or mobile web browser.
  2. Select “Save money with a family or student plan”.
  3. Under the “Student” section, select “Get student plan”.
  4. Follow the steps to complete verification with “SheerID”. If SheerID is able to verify your eligibility, you will be redirected to YouTube to continue the signup process.
  5. Select the “Payment method” you wish to use or add a new payment method.
  6. Click “Buy” to complete the transaction.

You can visit youtube.com/paid_memberships at any time to view details about your membership, including the date and amount of your next payment.

YouTube Music Premium

  1. Go to youtube.com/musicpremium on your computer or mobile web browser.
  2. Select “Save money with a family or student plan”.
  3. Under the “Student” section, select “Get student plan”.
  4. Follow the steps to complete verification with SheerID. If SheerID is able to verify your eligibility, you will be redirected to YouTube to continue the signup process.
  5. Select the “Payment method” you wish to use or add a new payment method.
  6. Click “Buy” to complete the transaction.

You can visit youtube.com/paid_memberships at any time to view details about your membership.

Becoming a YouTube Premium student member gives you access to Premium benefits. The benefits include access to YouTube, YouTube Music, YouTube Gaming, and YouTube Kids. As a YouTube Music Premium member, you’ll be able to download your favorite songs and videos for offline listening. The discounted memberships for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music are available for college and university students in the United States. According to YouTube, students outside the United State will join the service in no time.