If you have a YouTube Premium family plan, you need to check your email: Google has notified subscribers that the monthly fee of the service would increase by $5 per month.
Most users will begin paying $22.99 per month for YouTube Premium in November, but there seems to be some wiggle room. While the primary statement states that the price rise will take effect on or after November 21st, some legacy customers may not experience a price hike for many months. Due to their position as a “long-standing and respected member,” one Engadget worker was assured that their fee will not rise until April.
With the new pricing structure, the family package is no longer a good deal for smaller groups. Purchasing the family package for only two users for $17.99 was a big discount over individual accounts. A two-user household will now save just $1 per month. However, single-user costs stay the same for the time being: $11.99 per month for individual accounts and $6.99 for students. Premium still provides users with an ad-free YouTube experience, the option to save videos for offline viewing, access to YouTube Music, and the ability to play music and videos in the background or with your phone screen off.