YouTube is playing a risky name game with its new, subscription-based, ad-free service.
YouTube Red was announced Thursday with much fanfare, but also a fair amount of confusion, as one of the three most popular porn sites in the world is named RedTube.
So just to clear things up, YouTube Red is not RedTube.
YouTube adds a subscription service and the best name they can come up with is YouTube Red. It's a pube hair away from redtube...— Tyler (@I_AM_WILDCAT) October 21, 2015
YouTube announced a new product called “Red” but whatever you do, don’t Google “Red Tube” Seriously don’t, it’s NSFW. You’ve been warned.— Aron T (@AronT) October 21, 2015
Youtube Red Should be called RedTube
...no wait...— BrettSpookimus (@BrettUltimus) October 21, 2015
When I heard "YouTube Red," I made the mental association with "RedTube," and I realized Google has (yet again) not thought this through.— Nash (@Nash076) October 21, 2015
I can imagine someone being caught on RedTube and be like "oh man I meant to type in YouTube Red. Whoops"— Molly (@Foxtrot44) October 21, 2015
The service will cost $9.99 a month and allow subscribers to watch any YouTube content without ads.
YouTube's director of product development Manuel Bronstein also unveiled a new YouTube music app available to all YouTube users, but only YouTube Red subscribers could listen ad-free.