YouTube Originals is making a portion of its library of programming free to watch. The selection of popular legacy titles were previously only available in their entirety to YouTube Premium subscribers, but now users without a subscription can watch them for a limited time free without ads, from the comfort of their homes.
“As people cope with a more limited way of life, we remain committed to lifting peoples’ spirits during these challenging times,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. “With a diverse collection of fan favourite YouTube Originals now available to stream for free, we are continuing to promote safety while offering our users of all ages entertainment across the globe.”
Available immediately, YouTube Originals, including kids & family shows like Sherwood, as well as general entertainment legacy series like Escape The Night seasons 1-4, Matpat’s Game Lab, Step Up: Highwater seasons 1-2, Impulse seasons 1-2 and Sideswiped will be available for free in front of the paywall. YouTube will make additional shows free to watch over the next few weeks.