YouTube currently offers a subscription service called YouTube Premium that allows subscribers to enjoy ad-free videos, ad-free music, and other perks such as the ability to download content to watch or listen to offline for $11.99 a month.
According to an ad spotted by a user on the ResetEra forum, YouTube is planning a new tier of YouTube Premium for select countries in Europe called “Premium Lite” that will provide an ad-free experience like the current service but at a cheaper price—6.99 euros vs. 11.99 euros.
While it isn’t clear when (or if) this tier will be available to U.S. users and other territories, YouTube has delivered a statement to The Verge that confirms the cheaper option is being tested.
The main difference with YouTube Premium Lite is that it doesn’t include any YouTube Music benefits. These include ad-free listening, background playback , and offline downloads.
“In Nordics and Benelux (except for Iceland), we’re testing a new offering to give users even more choice: Premium Lite costs €6.99/month (or local equivalent per month) and it includes ad-free videos on YouTube,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement. In comparison, YouTube’s existing Premium plan costs around €11.99 a month in Europe.