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

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…

Spotify Launches ‘Tweet the Beat’ Ads, Even for Premium Users

If you pay $10 a month for Spotify premium, one of the major reasons you do that is to avoid ads. But Spotify’s new in-app ads, which act more like suggestions for you to tweet out an ad on Spotify’s…

YouTube’s Ad-Free Subscription Offering Is on the Horizon

Apart from Justin Bieber videos and comment trolls, ads are the most annoying thing about YouTube. But most of us have come to accept that we’re going to have to watch five, 15, or god forbid 30 seconds of an…

Nickelodeon Is Working on a Subscription Streaming Service

Spongebob is coming to a streaming device near you. Nickelodeon will soon unveil its own subscription streaming service, according to the network’s parent company Viacom. Variety has the details, which so far are pretty sparse: More details about the service…

YouTube Music Key Launches in Beta

“Since the beginning, you’ve been making music better. Now it’s our turn.” That’s what Google’s YouTube is saying of its just-unveiled subscription music service. Long-rumored, YouTube Music Key is launching in beta. You can sign up for an invite here.…

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

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

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

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

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…