Because everybody wants to be the next Netflix, YouTube Red Originals are now available for paid subscribers. As we talked about when they were first announced, Originals feature a variety of original content from the world’s most semi-famous YouTube stars — but only if you signed up for YouTube Red. Or Google Play Music All Access. It sounds confusing but they’re sorta the same thing. Pay for one service and the other is included. Make sense?
In either case, here’s a list of the first batch of shows you can expect will no doubt be making a clean sweep at this year’s Emmy Awards:
- A Trip to Unicorn Island: From the team at Astronauts Wanted, this feature-length movie gives fans an extraordinary look inside the life and journey of Lilly Singh as she embarks on a challenging 26-city global tour where she has to remember to practice what she preaches: happiness is the only thing worth fighting for.
- Lazer Team: In this feature-length action-comedy from Rooster Teeth and Fullscreen Films, four small-town losers stumble upon an alien ship carrying a mysterious cargo, leading to a battle to save Earth from an all-powerful enemy.
- Scare PewDiePie: In this reality-adventure series from the creator and executive producers of “The Walking Dead” at Skybound Entertainment and Maker Studios, experience thrills, chills and laughter as PewDiePie encounters terrifying situations inspired by his favorite video games.
- Dance Camp: This film from AwesomenessTV weaves an amazing story of unlikely friendships, unleashing passions, and discovering yourself all through the power of dance.
Really, all of this is just icing on the cake of what is essentially ad-free viewing on YouTube and unlimited music streaming on Google Play Music. You know, the real reason anybody is paying for YouTube Red. Of course, I’ve attended enough parties where people just scrape all the icing off the cake before eating, which is also an option here. As for me, you’ll find me on the couch with my hand down my pants and watching Netflix.
[YouTube Red Originals | via YouTube Official Blog]