YouTube Red gaining popularity, according to study


YouTube Red, the premium streaming service from the longtime video site, is gaining market share, surpassing some big names in the media landscape.

According to a new Fortune report, YouTube Red, which charges customers $10 per month for ad-free videos, plus original YouTube programming, has surpassed CBS All Access, Dish Network and Sony. The streaming service also allows users to download videos to their devices.

FierceCable issued a survey that showed CBS All Access attracted 1.7 percent of the market. Playstation Vue declined to 1.4 percent.

YouTube Red came in at 3 percent.

Those are still a ways away from Netflix at 54 percent and Amazon Prime at 24 percent. Hulu rang in at 12 percent.

YouTube Red could see even more subscribers when it releases a children’s service to its lineup.