In the chaos amongst the ContentID takedowns we talked about recently, Forums user Twilight unearthed that you can, in fact, buy episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on Youtube itself. Episodes are available for purchase, at $1.99 per episode for SD or $37.99 per SD season. HD is $2.99 per episode or $49.99 per season. Other Hasbro Studios shows, like Pound Puppies are also available for purchase. The episodes also appear to be region-limited to the US, as our Canadian and other international members were unable to purchase due to the content being blocked in their countries.
The recent addition of MLP: FiM to Google Play probably has something to do with this, as Youtube is owned by Google, and the pricing is similar. What this means to you, the user, remains to be seen, but with official, purchasable options on Youtube, your days of watching HQ episodes on Youtube for free are probably over. ■