Popular video-sharing platform YouTube has introduced a new feature for its premium users called Playables. The feature allows users to play a range of mini-games directly on the YouTube app or website without requiring any downloading or installation. Playables are available until March 28, 2024, and users can enjoy this feature for free and share their feedback to help YouTube decide whether to keep it.
Currently, YouTube Playables offers more than 35 titles, including Angry Birds Showdown, Brain Out, Carrom Clash, Daily Solitaire, Elements Block, FreeCell Solitaire, On Nom Run, Stack Bounce, Color Burst 3D, 8 Ball Billiards Classic, Color Pixel Art, and more. Users can access Playables by scrolling down to the Playables shelf on the YouTube home page or under the Explore menu on desktop or mobile.
YouTube seems to be following in the footsteps of Netflix by introducing games on its platform. This way, the company can diversify its content and offer more value to its Premium subscribers. YouTube Premium is priced at Rs. 129 per month in India and offers ad-free viewing, offline downloads, background play, YouTube Music, and YouTube Originals. Prepaid plans are also available for 12-month, 3-month, and 1-month for Rs. 1,290, Rs. 399, and Rs. 139, respectively.
YouTube Playables is an experimental feature, and it is only available until March 28, 2024. The company will evaluate if the service is something that Premium users really want. If not, it may discontinue the feature. Users can access Playables by visiting youtube.com/playables on the desktop browser or selecting the Playables option under the Explore tab.