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

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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.


The code pretty much speaks for itself:

< string name="paid_channel_subscribe_message">You can only subscribe to this paid channel on your computer.< /string>
< string name="paid_channel_unsubscribe_message">You can only unsubscribe from this paid channel on your computer.< /string>

According to previous rumors, the subscriptions should be relatively cheap, $1 to $5 a month. Still, paying anything for something that was previously free can sting, but maybe the pay channels will really bring some high-quality content. We'll have to wait and see, and the wait may not be long. [Android Police]



It amazes me that people sincerely believe they're entitled to every little thing. Why is it such a crime to make money today? There's a big difference between corporations milking everyone for everything they've got in the name of peak efficiency, then there's genuinely trying to create new and creative ways to make money that doesn't involve trying to scam someone out of theirs.

If the content is good, I see absolutely no reason why a provider can't be entitled to want money for it. Beats them taking it from an investor which could bend their arm behind their back and force them in a different direction.