YouTube will pay creators for clips watched during a free trial of its new subscription service. YouTube launched a trial premium service in the US, removing ads for a monthly fee.
Prominent YouTube stars had expressed concerns that they would not be paid if their videos were watched during the month-long free trial on offer.
The new subscription service allows viewers in the US to remove the ads for a monthly fee. In return, video creators get a slice of the subscription money instead, divided up by how many minutes people watch their content for.