Google is offering Chromebook buyers 3 months of free YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium on a Galaxy S9
YouTube Premium on a Galaxy S9 (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Google has now made YouTube Premium a perk of purchasing Chromebooks.
  • You'll get a free three-month trial if you purchase and redeem on an eligible Chromebook.
  • You can't redeem this offer if you've ever tried YouTube Premium or Google Play Music in the past.

Google often offers Chromebook buyers what it calls "perks", extra offers to sweeten the deal. Aside from rewarding you for buying a Chromebook, these are often trials for Google apps and services, luring you deeper into the ecosystem if you enjoy the experience.

A new one the company has just added is a three-month YouTube Premium offer. Buy a Chromebook, and you'll get a three month trial of YouTube Premium. Love it? You'll probably end up sticking around.

Of course, there are restrictions. You're going to be allowed to claim it if you're a current YouTube Premium subscriber, nor one that's every tried YouTube Premium or even Google Play Music. It's not clear if Google thinks people would continually purchase Chromebooks to get around paying the $36 or anything, but those are the rules.

But if you haven't yet tried YouTube Premium and you want to try out a Chromebook, there's no harm in checking this out. Other Chromebooks perks include free trials of Stadia Pro and Google One.

Google Pixelbook Go

Pixelbook Go

Well, despite its relatively high price, this is still one of the nicest Chromebooks you can buy. With a powerful processor, decent RAM, support for Android and Linux, it's a workhorse. If you like the Google aesthetic like me, then that's even better.

Michael Allison