YouTube Red launched October 2015 as a paid subscription service for ad-free YouTube videos and original programming. Instead of paying creators based on ad revenue, YouTube pays creators based on watch time and volume of videos streamed relative to all other videos on the service. YouTube Red has made inroads into original programming with movies, documentaries, and reality and scripted series from homegrown creators.
The 5 best YouTube Red original movies
There's everything from documentaries and comedies to sci-fi movies.
Anna Akana’s ‘Youth and Consequences’ shows how much she’s grown behind the scenes
It's a dream project for Akana.
YouTube reportedly asking musicians to sign non-disparagement agreements
It's hitting musicians and original series creators.
Steve-O adopted a Peruvian street dog—and the internet is in love
Meet Wendy, Steve-O's new best friend.
YouTube acquires Eminem-produced rap comedy ‘Bodied’
The project was a breakout at film festivals last year.
YouTube series re-shoots sexual assault scene when woman joins team
She wanted to make the scene more 'visceral and real.'
YouTube Red greenlights Tinder-based comedy series ‘Swipe Right’
What if you had to date every single one of your Tinder matches?
Watch YouTubers fight killer zombies in ‘Fight of the Living Dead: Paradise Calls’
Some of the most popular YouTubers are included.
Katy Perry debuts trailer for livestream documentary ‘Will You Be My Witness?’
Are you ready to witness Katy Perry barfing?
Morgan Spurlock’s ‘Super Size Me’ sequel could be coming exclusively to YouTube
In his sequel, he tries to open a fast-food chicken restaurant.
YouTube unveils buffet of new series, and plans for virtual reality
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki revealed a big number Thursday at VidCon.
‘Kedi’ explores the ‘intertwined lives’ of humans and cats in Istanbul
Cats may rule the internet, but in Turkey there's a deeper connection between man and feline.
YouTube to launch shows by Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart, Katy Perry, and more
But what about YouTube Red?