YouTube has added Unified Payments Interface or UPI as a new form of payment method for both YouTube and YouTube Music. Users now have the option to pay using UPI in addition to the earlier available options of credit and debit cards.
Users willing to buy YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium subscription will be required to add their UPI ID into the payment methods and complete the transaction on their UPI app to make their transactions directly from their bank account. The UPI payment method will also let users buy and rent movies, as well as pay for features like SuperChat on YouTube.
To buy YouTube Premium membership, tap on your user profile > Tap on “Get YouTube Premium” > On the next screen, tap on “Get YouTube Premium” again > Select a plan. Once you tap on a YouTube Premium plan, it will take you to the payment screen.
The first option will be the usual “Add credit or debit card” whereas the second option will the UPI based option. Tap on “Add bank account with BHIM UPI ID” > Enter your UPI ID > Tap on “Buy”.
Once you proceed, it will start a countdown under which you will have to finish the transaction. Minimise the YouTube app and open your UPI-payment enabled app and complete the transaction.
Notably, YouTube will remember your UPI ID in the payment methods. So, the next time you open the payment screen, you can pay using your UPI ID, with just a tap.
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The same procedure applies on YouTube Music app as well: Tap on your user profile > Tap on “Get Music Premium” > On the next screen, tap on “Get Music Premium” again > Select a plan > Select payment method.
If you have entered your UPI ID in the payment methods on the main YouTube app, the YouTube Music app will also show that payment option.