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Your Spotify Free Ride May Be Coming to an End, Claims Report

Your Spotify Free Ride May Be Coming to an End, Claims Report

By Josh Wolford May 15, 2015

File this under interesting, but unconfirmed, reports. Earlier this month, reports said that Apple was doing its damnedest to kill Spotify’s free tier. Apple, of course, is planning on relaunching is Beats Music-based streaming competitor this summer (likely at its …

Would You Pay for an Ad-Free YouTube? Would You Pay for an Ad-Free YouTube?

The sky is blue, grass is green, water is wet, and YouTube is free. For many, many years we’ve all lived in a world where one can just go to a website and watch billions of hours of video – …

Tinder Is Finally Going to Try to Make Some Money Tinder Is Finally Going to Try to Make Some Money

Though swipe left / swipe right dating app Tinder is growing in popularity (it’s currently in the top 25 free apps in the App Store), the company currently has no monetization strategy. In other words, Tinder is completely free and …

HBO’s New Streaming Service Could Cost $15 a Month HBO’s New Streaming Service Could Cost $15 a Month

Would you pay $15 a month for a service that let you watch all of HBO’s content without the bulky ball and chain of a cable subscription? Apart from the format it will take, pricing is the number one question …

CBS, Like HBO, Is Also Cutting the Cord with New Streaming Service CBS, Like HBO, Is Also Cutting the Cord with New Streaming Service

Not to be outdone by HBO and their theoretical cable-free content platform, CBS has announced a new subscription service that lets users watch the network’s programming both live and on-demand. It’s called CBS All Access, and it’s launching today on …

HBO Without a Cable Subscription Is Actually Going to Happen HBO Without a Cable Subscription Is Actually Going to Happen

Within the next year, HBO is going to do something that people have wanted the venerable network to do for a long, long time. HBO is finally going to let you watch Game of Thrones without a cable subscription. Not …

‘YouTube Music Key’ Is Google’s Upcoming Subscription Service, According to Report ‘YouTube Music Key’ Is Google’s Upcoming Subscription Service, According to Report

Rumors of a YouTube-branded subscription streaming service have been floating around for quite some time – both before Google launched Play Music All Access and since. The reasoning appears rather simple. YouTube is already a massive destination for streaming music …

Amazon Prime Music Adds Songs, Gets Betterish Amazon Prime Music Adds Songs, Gets Betterish

Amazon has just added “hundreds of thousands of songs and hundreds of prime playlists” to their nascent streaming service Prime Music, saying that the new tracks will consist of new material from entirely new-to-the-service artists, as well some additional stuff …

Amazon Prime Music Launches As a Pretty Nice Dangling Carrot Amazon Prime Music Launches As a Pretty Nice Dangling Carrot

As rumored, Amazon has just launched Prime Music, their new music streaming service for Amazon Prime subscribers that offers unlimited, ad-free streaming on members’ phones, tablets, and computers. Prime Music will be available to devices that support the Amazon Music …

Spotify Boasts 40M Users, 10M Who Pay for It Spotify Boasts 40M Users, 10M Who Pay for It

Do you use Spotify? If you do, you’re now part of a 40 million member-strong community. As companies are wont to do, Spotify has just released new user numbers as they hit a new milestone. The streaming music leader now …

Netflix on Xbox without Gold Now a Reality Netflix on Xbox without Gold Now a Reality

It appears the rumors are true. Xbox head Phil Spencer has just announced that they are tearing down the Golden Paywall–at least for entertainment apps. In under a month, you’ll be able to stream Netflix (and all other entertainment apps) …

Netflix May Be Leaving Xbox’s Golden Paywall Netflix May Be Leaving Xbox’s Golden Paywall

UPDATE: Microsoft made it official. Original Article: Unlike many of its competitors, Microsoft forces Xbox users to pay for the company’s console subscription service, Xbox Live Gold, if they want to stream content from media apps like Netflix, Hulu, and …

AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor, Spending Big Cash on Over-the-Top Video Services AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor, Spending Big Cash on Over-the-Top Video Services

AT&T is looking to kill (or at least compete with) Netflix, Hulu, and the many other popular streaming subscription services that are having a marked impact on the world’s viewing habits. The company has just announced that, with the help …

Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids

College kids love music, but most of them are poor as dirt. Spotify knows this, and in an attempt to encourage more young adults to opt for the premium version of the service, the company has decided to offer it …

Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates

Like most music streaming services, Pandora’s users are mostly the non-paying kind–the ones who are perfectly content to deal with some ads in order to avoid paying a monthly subscription fee. If you’re one of those 200 million+ people, you …

Amazon Prime UK Gets a £30 Price Hike, Streaming Video Amazon Prime UK Gets a £30 Price Hike, Streaming Video

Amazon is shaking up the way they package Amazon Prime and LOVEFiLM streaming video in UK, and it’s likely going to anger some longtime Amazon Prime users. Starting on February 26th, Amazon Prime will cost UK residents £79 a year–up …

Newegg Debuts Amazon Prime-Style ‘Premier’ Club Newegg Debuts Amazon Prime-Style ‘Premier’ Club
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Online retailer Newegg has just announced a new subscription service that offers expedited shipping, exclusive deals, and more. They’re calling it Newegg Premier and it’ll run you $49.99 a year. You can sign up for Newegg Premier beta today, and …