Would You Pay To Watch YouTube Videos? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Last week we asked you how many devices that can connect to the Internet you own. Due to a slight glitch causing the poll to disappear from the post for a while, not many people had the chance to vote, but I highly recommend reading through the comments from some interesting insights on our connectivity!

Out of 250 readers who voted, 1% own 0 devices (that’s 2 whole people!), 15.5% own 1-3 devices, 35.5% own 4-6 devices, 23% own 7-10 devices, and 25% of the readers who voted own more than 10 devices that can connect to the Internet. Take that, 90s!

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Don’t forget to check out last week’s best comment by Vishal Srivastava, who won 150 reward points for his interesting comment!

This week’s poll question is: Would You Pay To Watch YouTube Videos?

Want to make some extra MakeUseOf reward points? The most useful comment on the poll will be awarded 150 points!

One of the biggest things that happened this week was the launch of paid channels on YouTube. While limited in number and availability to start, this is not something that’s going to stay small for long. YouTube is a video platform that’s always been completely free, and although ads are becoming more and more common, asking people to pay for channel subscriptions is quite a leap of faith from Google. Or is it? Would you gladly pay a subscription for a channel you like, or do you prefer watching ads? Should YouTube stay free forever, or is this a good step towards making it a better place?

While the poll only includes three answers, you’re more than welcome to explain your views and full opinions in the comments!

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Comments (41)
  • Sharry

    Well it depends if the YouTube Views are real or fake.
    I have been using YouTube Views services for quite a while now and their views come in from facebook and other social media websites so yeah, they seem legit

  • Ali Khan

    No … and i hope google remove this plan.

  • Amir Meta

    no way paying, i think that even commercials are too much also its not offering something different than a cable tv

  • Robert Brown

    Many videos on YouTube are generated, and promoted, by persons who have no real concept of the real world, or of the physics which governs it!
    Stupid is as Stupid does!
    If we removed all of the warning labels from everything, we might see how real life sorts it out.!

  • Robert Brown

    I will not pay for ANY videos, etc. from any of the established websites because most of the material is obtained from “unknown, possibly ‘stupid’ sources, and almost any well versed IT tech can alter the real to fit their agenda.

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