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Cape Town - New student plans have been introduced for YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in South Africa -- giving eligible university students discounted access to a world of music, original series and movies -- all ad-free, and at a wallet-friendly price. 

Looking for some classical music to concentrate while studying for exams or a crowd-pleaser playlist for end of term party? In the mood for an AmaPiano playlist to get you into the zone for that varsity social? Could you use some spiritual motivation and an SA Gospel and Soul playlist to get you through the week? We’ve got you covered! 

Student plans are available to students at an accredited university for YouTube Music Premium at R29.99 and YouTube Premium at R41.99. To sign up for the YouTube Premium student plan, visit To sign up for the YouTube Music Premium student plan, visit

Earlier this year, we introduced the new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium subscription plans to help users get more from their YouTube experience. 

YouTube Music is a new music streaming service with official albums, playlists and singles, as well as a vast catalogue of music videos, remixes, live performances, covers and more.  And with YouTube Music Premium you get ad-free, background listening, and offline access. 

YouTube Premium extends that experience across all of YouTube plus the benefits of YouTube Music Premium.

The new plans are currently rolling out on Android and Desktop.