Get YouTube Premium for 53¢ a Month. Here’s how to do it
There are too many ads on YouTube, and they are terribly annoying, whether they are dubious tricks to get rich on bitcoins or screaming computer games. You can get rid of them either with Adblock or better yet with a paid subscription. Thanks to our trick, you can get YouTube Premium for only $0.53 per month instead of the standard $11.99.
How to Activate YouTube Premium Ad-Free For $0.53 Per Month
A YouTube Premium subscription will remove all ads, allow you to download videos to your device, play them with your phone’s screen off, and give you access to the YouTube Originals video library.
The secret to saving is the country you activate YouTube Premium from. That’s because Google has set different prices for different countries depending on their purchasing power. The differences in subscription rates are significant.
Country Price Price in USD Turkey 29.99 TRY $1.4729.99 ₺ India 129 INR $1.56129 ₹ Argentina 389 ARS $1.63389 $ Pakistan 479 PKR $1.68479 ₨ USA 13.99 USD $11.99 United Kingdom 12.99 GBP $16.14£12.99 Denmark 119 DKK $17.13119 kr
Does this sound great to you? The reality is even better.
Google offers a YouTube Premium Family subscription that can be used on up to 6 different devices. The cheapest is in Argentina, where you pay $0.75179 $ per month. In Pakistan it costs $1.68479 ₨ per month, just share the account with friends or family, and YouTube Premium will only cost one person $0.53149.83 ₨ per month.
A subscription to YouTube Music Premium is similarly convenient. Plus, the first month is always free.
⚠️ Payment Problems in Some Countries
The price of YouTube Premium in India, Argentina and Turkey is even lower, but as of 2023, an Indian credit card is required for online payments. We were unable to activate the subscription there. We’ve been successful in Pakistan, where the price is lower, card payment is hassle-free, and VPN servers are available for that country.
💡 In 2 Other Countries the Price Is Lower Than in Pakistan
In the following two countries, YouTube Premium subscription prices are even lower than Pakistan. In Sri Lanka, a subscription costs $2.12629 Rs and in Nigeria $2.371100 ₦ per month. The problem is that we couldn’t find a VPN with physical servers where YouTube could identify the relevant country. If you discover one, please let us know in the comments.
Install a VPN That Has a Server in Pakistan
A VPN is an internet service that lets you pretend to be anywhere in the world. To activate YouTube Premium, you have to pretend to be in Pakistan.
We activated YouTube Premium via CyberGhost VPN, for which you can request a refund within 45 days days of purchase without giving any reason. Click the link, create an account and download the VPN app or browser add-on. We couldn’t find another VPN with a working server in Pakistan.
How can a VPN change your location? By having your computer connect to websites not directly, but through a VPN server. VPN service providers have hundreds of secure servers around the world, the user can choose the country at will. So YouTube will think you’re in Pakistan even though you’re sitting on your couch in your living room at home.
Using a VPN also brings with it other benefits: Enhanced security, especially when using unsecured wi-fi networks in coffee shops, and making it much harder to track you down. You will become virtually untraceable to website operators.
Connect to Pakistan and Activate YouTube Premium
In the VPN settings, select Pakistan and connect. When you successfully connect to the Pakistan VPN, you will see YouTube Premium in the “PK” logo and the prices will be listed in the “PKR” currency.
If you see prices in dollars, euros, or any other currency, you are not connected through a Pakistani VPN. Try connecting again. Some VPNs use virtual servers that are actually located in a completely different country. YouTube lists the actual country for these servers, not the virtual one.
Then go to your YouTube account settings. Here, select Profile » Paid Membership and activate your subscription. Don’t forget to set up a billing address in Pakistan. Just open Google Maps and select it completely at random.
YouTube subscriptions are paid by card, and money will be charged in Pakistani rupees. According to feedback from readers, there may be issues when paying with a regular card, we pay via Revolut without any problems.
💡 How to Activate YouTube Premium Family
You can add family members in YouTube Premium Subscription Management. Simply fill in the person’s email address and a message will be sent to them with a confirmation link. This must be clicked with a Pakistani VPN connected, otherwise Premium will not be activated. I recommend clicking the link in an anonymous browser window.
To confirm the link, the user must log in to his account, it is not enough to just click on it. So the newly added person either has to install the VPN, tell you the password to their account or most simply: Set up YouTube Premium when you see her in person and you can click on the link from your device.
You can’t edit the billing address, but that’s fine. Once you change it from Pakistani to your real one, the cheap YouTube Premium will be deactivated.
Pay Your Subscription With MasterCard
As of February 2023, you cannot use a Visa credit card issued outside the country you are connecting through to pay for YouTube Premium.
Anyone who used a Visa card has received an email from YouTube asking them to update their payment details. You can no longer save the same (or any other) Visa card to your payment methods, you will always get an error message.
The cheap subscription according to this guide can still be used if you use a MasterCard. We switched from Visa to Revolut’s MasterCard card on August 23, 2023 and have verified that this works. Setting up and maintaining an account from Revolut is free, and registration, including approval, takes just a few minutes.
We recommend you also set it up and always pay for similar services with it. That way, payments are separate from your main account, the Revolut app keeps you informed of each transaction, and you can save on the exchange rate. Revolut’s exchange rate is one of the most advantageous. Setting up and using Revolut is free.
Use YouTube the Way You Used To
Once you’ve activated your subscription, you can continue using YouTube as you are used to. You no longer have to be connected via VPN and you don’t have to pretend you’re in Pakistan.
You will no longer see ads while playing videos, you can watch videos in the background on your phone and even listen to music with the display turned off. In addition, there’s a button in the app to download videos to your phone’s memory for when you don’t have internet access.
Unlike using Adblock, this way you’re not robbing the video creators of money; YouTube cuts a small portion of your subscription.
⚠️ Watch Out for Card Expiration
When your card expires or is blocked, your YouTube Premium subscription may automatically end. Reactivation requires a VPN connection. So make sure you have enough money on your card. I, by my own mistake, had the card I used to pay my subscription through Argentina blocked. It could not be reactivated again, so I had to switch to the more expensive Pakistan.
YouTube Premium FAQs
Can I Subscribe to YouTube Premium With My Existing Account?Yes, you can subscribe with your existing Google/YouTube account. No need to create a new account.
Are You at Risk of Being Banned for Subscribing to YouTube Premium via VPN?We are not aware of any cases where paying for YouTube Premium in another country has resulted in an account ban. However, we have experienced a situation where a credit card expired and the subscription was terminated. In such a situation, it was necessary to reconnect via VPN and re-subscribe.
After Confirming the Family Member, the Message “Not in the Country as a Premium Account Holder” Is DisplayedFor the YouTube Premium Family subscription option, the confirmation link in the email must be clicked with an active VPN connection. This must go through the same country as the subscription (usually Pakistan).
YouTube Is Showing Me a Different Country Than the One I Connected Through in the VPNThis situation happens when a VPN uses virtual servers instead of physical ones. For example, you connect through Argentina, but YouTube shows Brazil. This is because the server in question is actually located in Brazil and only the IP address is Argentinian. In this case, you will need to use a different VPN.
I’m Getting “Your Country Could Not Be Verified”For some reason this message is displayed when you try to arrange a subscription through Argentina, Turkey, or India. The solution is to connect via Pakistan and arrange your subscription from there.
Can I Activate My Subscription on My Mobile Phone or Do I Have to Use My Computer?Subscriptions can be activated from your phone, it is important to have an active VPN connection during the order process. Once the subscription is activated, the video can be watched without VPN.