YouTube Is Launching a Subscription Streaming Service

YouTube is launching a subscription music service called YouTube Music Key, with the beta version coming next week. You'll be able to pay $10 per month for mercifully ad-free music and videos. » 11/12/14 1:08pm 11/12/14 1:08pm

How EA Access Will Work, According To EA

Last week, Electronic Arts announced a new online gaming service called EA Access for the Xbox One. It sounded like a promising deal to many gamers: a Netflix-style subscription service that would give people access to a library of EA games for $5 a month, or $30 a year. But many important questions remained… » 8/08/14 2:07pm 8/08/14 2:07pm

How to Save Money by Ditching All Your Digital Subscriptions…

Ten dollars here, six dollars there. Those cheap subscriptions you have—Netflix, Hulu Plus, whatever—add up. Chances are there are quite a few you don't use, or you've forgotten you have altogether. » 9/13/13 3:40pm 9/13/13 3:40pm

Rumor: YouTube to Launch Pay-For Channel Subscriptions

The Financial Times is reporting that YouTube will launch a paid subscription model for specific, specialist video channels—as soon as this week. » 5/06/13 3:41am 5/06/13 3:41am

New YouTube App Code Shows Pay-To-View Is on the Way

Remember those rumors that YouTube was working on rolling out some paid subscription channels? According to Android Police, code in the recently updated YouTube app shows that Pay-To-View is in the works. It's just a matter of when. » 2/24/13 9:00pm 2/24/13 9:00pm

Report: YouTube May Start Making You Pay For Content

AdAge is reporting than in an effort to lure more content producers (along with the subsequent viewers and advertisers that follow) away from traditional television, YouTube is supposedly getting ready to launch paid subscription on specific channels. » 1/29/13 10:34am 1/29/13 10:34am

Distro.fm Could Revolutionize Music with Artist Subscriptions

It's an idea that's been kicking around for years - that maybe people don't want to subscribe to music in general. Maybe, in cases of extreme fandom, they want to subscribe directly to the artists they love, without all of the layers of record labels, distributors, online music stores, and so on. The fan pays, the fan… » 5/14/12 2:00pm 5/14/12 2:00pm

Major Publishing Consortium Ready to Launch "Hulu for Magazines"

It's been two years since Next Issue Media was first announced but the subscription-swapping, all-you-can-read digital news-stand is set to launch tomorrow. » 4/03/12 11:00pm 4/03/12 11:00pm

New York Times Shared Digital Access Tries a +1 Feature of Its Own

In the days of old, which was about this time last year when the New York Times paywall didn't exist yet, you could share the physical paper with family. Then you couldn't if you went digital. Now you can again! » 7/10/11 3:00pm 7/10/11 3:00pm

The New York Post Blocks Mobile Safari Vistors from Accessing Their Web…

"You shall not pass!" booms Gandalf the Grey as mobile Safari visitors arrive at the New York Post web site this weekend. Sorry, correction: That's how it played out in my head. Reality is more mundane and mostly annoying. » 6/19/11 11:00am 6/19/11 11:00am

Apple Frees Publishers and Users from App Store's Draconian Content…

Apple has finally recognized that their App Store content subscription policy was total bullshit and reversed it, no longer making stupid demands to publishers and other content providers. Their ridiculous pricing and in-app purchase dictates are now gone. » 6/09/11 7:15am 6/09/11 7:15am

The NYT's Paywall Is a Success Even Though We're Not Using It?

We all thought the New York Times' paywall was a bit harebrained when we first heard about it. But a surprising (and profitable) side effect of it has been an uptick in print subscriptions since it went into effect. It makes sense if you think about it, since you're no longer paying for something you can get for free… » 6/08/11 3:46pm 6/08/11 3:46pm

iPad Logs Four More Digital Mag Subscriptions Including Glamour and …

Conde Nast today continues the rollout of iPad magazine subscriptions that started with the New Yorker, adding Glamour, Vanity Fair, Golf Digest, and Allure to its digital roster. Each iSubscription will cost $20/year, or $2 for a single issue. If you're a current print subscriber, congrats! You get free iPad access… » 5/16/11 1:18pm 5/16/11 1:18pm

When You Cancel Your Magazine Subscription on Your Kindle, Your Back…

Consider this to be your dismaying PSA of the day: Apparently, if you're a Kindle owner with a magazine subscription, and you decide to stop subscribing, the back issues you previously downloaded are also lost—for good. » 4/18/11 10:00pm 4/18/11 10:00pm

Google OnePass Newspaper & Mag Subscriptions Are Publisher-Friendly,…

Apple launched its subscription service for reals yesterday. So Google's launching theirs today. It's called OnePass. It sounds pretty good: The idea is one login for subscribing to all of your favorite publications that are viewable anywhere (web, phone, tablet). Just like Apple's, but in more places. » 2/16/11 1:05pm 2/16/11 1:05pm

Apple's New Subscription Model Is Evil

Digital subscriptions for the iPad are here. Huzzah! Sounds pretty good! You can subscribe to the New Yorker or PopSci with one click, and it's automagically delivered. No in-app purchases; no muss, no fuss. I've been holding out on renewing my paper mag subscriptions, waiting for this very moment. » 2/15/11 6:45pm 2/15/11 6:45pm

Will Apple's New Content Subscriptions Punish You? (Updated)

Apple is now offering the same subscription service used by The Daily to all publishers. Despite all the predicted gloom and doom for the magazine industry, Apple's terms seem fair: publishers would be able to keep using whatever subscription methods they want. » 2/15/11 8:42am 2/15/11 8:42am

Free Access to The Daily iPad Magazine Means iOS 4.3 Coming on Feb 28?

The Daily, the iPad Magazine app that you can actually read for free on a computer, just extended their free access until Feb 28. Why? Because users need iOS 4.3 in order to do in-app recurring subscriptions. [Macrumors] » 2/14/11 3:06pm 2/14/11 3:06pm

News Corp's iPad-Only Paper The Daily To Launch Next Wednesday

News Corp's kinda much anticipated iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, will launch next Wednesday, according to NYT's Jeremy Peters. Apparently the announcement will come at an event at the Guggenheim museum in New York, and Peters says Apple's VP of Internet Services, Eddy Cue, will be on hand. Hopefully that means The… » 1/27/11 12:39pm 1/27/11 12:39pm

How To Talk Your Way Into a Cheaper Cable Bill

You're spent, literally. Holiday shopping has thoroughly ravaged your wallet and soul. That means it's time to rein in the discretionary expenses for the New Year. There's no better place to start than that grotesque $180 cable bill. » 12/22/10 11:00am 12/22/10 11:00am