YouTube has announced that its original series, movies and events all part of the YouTube Originals section will be free to watch starting 24th September, 2019.
YouTube said that some original content will be available for viewing without a YouTube Premium subscription, only selected episodes may be available for streaming at any time. YouTube Premium members will still continue to enjoy perks including ad-free viewing, access to all available episodes in a series when they premiere, offline viewing support, and access to bonus content.
YouTube Premium subscribers will also be able to download YouTube Originals for offline viewing and have access to bonus content like director’s cuts and extra scenes.
YouTube late last year announced that by 2020, its original content would be available to all users, not just those willing to pay a monthly subscription fee. The change in strategy is designed to make its programming available to a wider audience and is happening sooner than anticipated.