BTS may be coming to YouTube Red, YouTube’s paid streaming subscription, on March 28.
Although the group’s agency, BigHit Entertainment, has not yet made an official announcement, a mysterious advertisement has A.R.M.Ys crying over their (empty) wallets.
After fans spotted this cryptic billboard in Gangnam, it quickly went viral.
The advertisement features the following clues: the YouTube Red logo, a date (March 28, 2018), and #BTSxYoutubeRed.
This quote has fans wondering if BTS will choose YouTube Red as their “Burn the Stage” platform.
BTS’s top-secret documentary is rumored to feature the members’ unfiltered hardships and triumphs during The Wings Tour.
Currently, BTS releases the majority of its video content on YouTube and V Live, for free. YouTube Red costs $9.99 (USD) a month, a price too high for some fans to pay, and is only available in a few select countries.
— jassy (@elegantyoomin) March 13, 2018
Others fans have expressed support for the change, and don’t mind paying YouTube Red’s subscription fees.
BTS VLive Channel+: $2.99/mo.
Apple Music: $10.99/mo.
— ♥ 𝓁𝑒𝓃𝓎 ♥ (@BTSxEru) March 13, 2018
They believe that opening up a YouTube Red platform will help BTS’s global expansion.
If Bighit truly releases burn the stage on YouTube red instead of vlive it would be one of their smartest moves so far in helping BTS expand globally. The amount of people that use vlive does not compare to the ones that use YouTube red. BTS is really coming for the world in 2018
— Izzy🌞 (@dancingkingJH) March 13, 2018
Unfortunately, YouTube Red is only available in the United States, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, and South Korea. Fans outside of these countries will not have access to BTS’s YouTube Red content.
Stay strong, A.R.M.Y!