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Subscription fatigue hasn’t hit yet

U.S. consumers are still embracing subscriptions. More than a third (34%) of Americans say they believe they’ll increase the number of subscription services they use over the next two years, according to a new report from eMarketer. This is following an increase to 3 subscription services on average, up from 2.4 services five years ago. The report cited data from subscription platform Zuora and The Harris Poll in making these determinations. The study also debunks the idea that we’ve reached a p...
Tags: Apple, Media, Digital, Tech, Netflix, New York Times, Blue Apron, Services, Subscriptions, Ipsy, Apple News, Subscription Service, Emarketer, Zuora, NPD Group


Adobe panics, knocks off 40% off “All Apps” CC annual package for a limited time

Adobe’s been getting a lot of press lately. Some good, but mostly bad. It’s caused a lot of people to become very upset, particularly people on Twitter who don’t understand what the word “subscription” means and think they’re still buying a perpetual license. Regardless, it’s bound to have lost Adobe a few subscribers. To help […] The post Adobe panics, knocks off 40% off “All Apps” CC annual package for a limited time appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Adobe, Sale, Subscriptions, Creative Cloud, Discount


Adobe Is Screwing With Its Cheapest Software Plan In the Scummiest Way

When Adobe switched from a flat price for its software products and updates to a subscription model a few years ago, many worried it could be used to discreetly introduce dramatic price increases down the road. Adobe claimed this wouldn’t be the case, but this week some users discovered that the cheapest Creative…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Adobe, Photoshop, Software, Subscriptions, Creative Cloud, Lightroom


Don't Forget to Cancel Apple News+

Apple News+ launched on March 25, which means that people who immediately signed up for a free trial are about to get their first monthly bill for $10. Are you one of these people? Did you forget that you even signed up for Apple News+ because you never use it? Even if you didn’t forget, now is a great time to think…Read more...
Tags: Science, Subscriptions, Apple News, Don, Apple Services, Apple News Plus


Report: Apple May Spend Over Half a Billion on Its Subscription Game Service

Sources say Apple is spending hundreds of millions of dollars, and may exceed half a billion dollars in total funding, for its upcoming Arcade game subscription service, the Financial Times reported this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Subscriptions, Financial Times, Apple Arcade


Streaming accounted for nearly half of music revenues worldwide in 2018

The scales are about to tip in favor of streaming music becoming the number one driver of global recorded music revenues – a shift that appears to be on track for sometime this year. According to a new industry report, global recorded music revenues jumped 9.7 percent in 2018 to reach $19.1 billion – up from $17.4 billion in 2017. Streaming music revenues, in particular, now account for nearly half (47%) of global revenue, thanks to a sizable 32.9 percent jump in paid streaming last year. This b...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Music, Japan, Media, Australia, Tech, Music Industry, Vinyl, Streaming, Streaming Music, North America, Subscriptions, Latin America, Streaming Services, Streaming Media


Oh God, Sinemia Has a New 'Unlimited' Movie Plan [Updated]

Movie-theater subscription service Sinemia just announced a new “unlimited” plan for $15/month. You can only see one movie a day, but you can see it at any theater at any time. Update 3/29/19 4:25 p.m.: Sinemia tells Lifehacker there are no blackouts on particular movies—a common problem with competitor MoviePass. On…Read more...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Theaters, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Sinemia, Movie Pass


Oh God, Sinemia Has a New 'Unlimited' Movie Plan

Movie-theater subscription service Sinemia just announced a new “unlimited” plan for $15/month. You can only see one movie a day, but you can see it at any theater at any time. (There’s no mention of blackout dates; we’ve asked the company for a clarification.) On its own, that sounds like a good deal—see two movies a…Read more...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Theaters, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Sinemia, Movie Pass


Amazon Music are growing quicker than any other streaming service

While Spotify and Apple Music continue their world domination it’s another music streaming service that is growing quicker than any other. New trends analysis from eMarketer suggests that Amazon will be the fastest growing music service in the US this year. They reckon that Amazon Music’s growth will continue it’s trend through to 2023. Amazon Music will cross 35 million monthly users reports eMarketer at a growth of 17.7% year-on-year. They say that this growth will outstrip the growth...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, US, Amazon Prime, Pandora, Streaming, Prime, Subscriptions, Growth, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Emarketer, Music Stores, Nicole Perrin


Spotify Is Testing a New Two-Person Subscription Plan

Good news for couples and roomies who don’t hate each other—Spotify is testing a new subscription plan called Premium Duo for two-person households. It’ll go for €12.49 per month, or whatever the equivalent is in local markets, and offers some new playlist features along with it.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Streaming, Streaming Music, Subscriptions, You Got Subscription Fatigue Yet


Consumer spending in apps to reach $156B across iOS and Google Play by 2023

Consumer spending in mobile apps across both Apple’s App Store and Google Play will grow by 120 percent to reach $156 billion worldwide by 2023, according to a new report out today from app store intelligence firm, Sensor Tower. The forecast estimates that both stores will more than double their revenues during the next five years, with China, the U.S. and Japan leading the way on iOS and the U.S., South Korea and Japan leading on Google Play. The report projects that Apple will reach $96 billi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, TC, Mobile, Apps, South Korea, Games, Japan, China, Africa, Trends, Tech, Ios Apps, Taiwan, Consumer Spending


Digging into Apple’s media transformation

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. T his week, TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief, Matthew Panzarino, offered his analysis on the major announcements that came out of Apple’s keynote event this past Monday. Behind a series of new subscription and media products, Apple has set the stage for one of the largest transformations in the company’s history. Matthew touches on all of Apple’s major product ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gaming, Apps, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Apple TV, Original Content, Subscriptions, Matthew, Matthew Panzarino, Apple News, Transcripts, Conference Calls, Apple Card


Here’s how to cancel subscriptions on an iPhone or an iPad

Find out how to cancel subscriptions on an iPhone or any other iOS device with this easy step-by-step guide. We'll show you where you can review your subscriptions and precisely how to cancel them. The post Here’s how to cancel subscriptions on an iPhone or an iPad appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Subscriptions, Apple Iphone, Ios Subscriptions


No One Knows How Users Will Pay for Google Stadia Yet, But an Ad-Supported Model May Be Tricky

This week, Google announced its fancy new Stadia game-streaming service to the world—though the question of just how the tech giant is planning on monetizing it remains quite open. It’s not clear whether users will gain access to Stadia’s stable of games by purchasing individual titles, paying a monthly subscription…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Video Games, Advertising, Streaming, Subscriptions, Ad Supported, Stadia, Video Game Streaming


Twitter is testing a handy subscription feature for following threads

Twitter has recently started testing a feature that lets you subscribe to a thread so that you’ll no longer need to like a comment or post to it yourself in order to receive notifications of new contributions. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Twitter, News, Trends, Social Media, Subscriptions, Threads, Twitter Test


Facebook's Patreon Clone Wants to Pocket Up to Six Times As Much of the Revenue As Patreon

Facebook is gunning for creator-subscription service Patreon’s business—but on much less generous terms.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Crowdfunding, Social Media, Creators, Subscriptions, Patreon


iOS developers will soon be able to offer discounts to their existing and lapsed subscribers

As subscriptions continue to grow into a sizable revenue stream for mobile app developers, Apple has had to make adjustments to its guidelines, rules, and even its tools for subscription management in recent weeks. It issued stricter guidelines around how subscriptions are to be presented to consumers, and it made the setting for canceling existing subscriptions more accessible. Now, Apple is rolling out new tools for developers that will help them retain their current customers and win back lap...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Ios Apps, Developers, Subscriptions, Mobile App Developers, Tvos


SoundCloud adds a music distribution service to its premium subscriptions

Last year, Spotify in music distribution service DistroKid. Apple acquired Platoon. And today, SoundCloud announced it’s adding its own music distribution tools to its premium accounts aimed at artists, SoundCloud Pro and SoundCloud Pro Unlimited. With SoundCloud Premier distribution, artists can upload their tracks to all major music services, including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Tencent, YouTube Music and even Instagram, directly from SoundCloud. The service, which is now launchi...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Media, Instagram, Tech, Artists, Music Services, IAC, Subscriptions, Soundcloud, Songs, Artist, Distribution, TuneCore, SoundCloud Premier


Apple’s iOS update makes it easier to get to your subscriptions

Apple has made a small but important change to iOS that will allow users an easier way to manage their app subscriptions. In the latest release of the mobile operating system (iOS 12.1.4 and 12.2 beta), the company has relocated the “Manage Subscriptions” setting so it’s only one click away when you tap on your profile in the App Store, instead of being buried more deeply within the settings. This may seem like a minor change, but it was a much-needed one. As more mobile apps have adopted subscr...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Developers, App Store, Subscriptions, Federico Viticci, MacStories, Twitter Apple


US iPhone users spent, on average, $79 on apps last year, up 36% from 2017

Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new report from Sensor Tower due out later this week, revenue generated per U.S. iPhone grew 36 percent, from $58 in 2017 to $79 last year. As is typical, much of that increase can be attributed to mobile gaming, which accounted for more than half of this per-device average. However, more substantial growth took place in the categories outside of gaming — including...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Social Networking, US, Tech, App-store, Subscriptions, Health Fitness


US iPhone users spent $79 last year, up 36% from 2017

Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new report from Sensor Tower due out later this week, revenue generated per U.S. iPhone grew 36 percent, from $58 in 2017 to $79 last year. As is typical, much of that increase can be attributed to mobile gaming, which accounted for more than half of this per-device average. However, more substantial growth took place in the categories outside of gaming — including...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Social Networking, US, Tech, App-store, Subscriptions, Health Fitness


Paid music streaming is almost worth more than free streaming for the first time ever

More people are heading to streaming services than ever for their music fix and now they’re paying for it more. There is no doubt that music streaming is massive but for a long time it’s the access to unlimited music for free that made it so appealing. Now at last paid subscriptions are set to be worth even more than all the free options combined. Experts believe that paid subscriptions on music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music will overtake their free counterparts. Numbe...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Free, Youtube, Paid, Streaming, Subscriptions, Apple Music, Industry News, Bayley, Music Streaming Services, Kim Bayley, Stream Music, Entertainment Retailers Association ERA ERA


Keep Checking Those App Subscription Prices 

Apple is taking a slightly stronger stance against apps that try to sucker you in with complicated subscription pricing, but that doesn’t mean that you’re safe from crappy apps that want all of your cash. Our advice? Pretend nothing has changed. Keep examining subscription prices as if you were Benedict Cumberbatch…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Scam, In App Purchases


Set Up Advance Warnings for All Subscription Auto-Renewals

I can’t be the only person who’s parted with hundreds of dollars over the years because I forgot to cancel a service at the end of a free trial (hello, Skillshare) or let subscriptions drag on in the hopes I’d get around to using the product.Read more...
Tags: Credit Cards, Bills, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Mastercard


Apple’s new developer guidelines signal that scammy subscription apps’ time is up

Apple is sending out a message to app developers: stop tricking users into subscriptions. The company updated its guidelines for mobile developers to more clearly spell out what is and what is not allowed, according to 9to5Mac, which spotted the recent changes. The improved documentation comes at a time when subscriptions are becoming something of a plague on consumers. Their rapid proliferation is turning everything into a subscription service, which could ultimately see consumers dropping f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Developers, Netflix, App Store, Subscriptions, App Annie, Google Apple, YouTube TV


Roku’s à la carte premium subscriptions arrive today, but without HBO

Earlier this month, Roku announced it would soon begin selling subscriptions to premium video services directly from its own TV and movies hub, The Roku Channel. Today, those subscriptions are going live, allowing Roku users to sign up for channels like EPIX, Showtime, STARZ, and others, then stream them without needing to install the channel’s own app on their Roku device. Instead, all the content from the add-ons will be found in The Roku Channel section itself, alongside the other free and...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Hbo, TV, Television, Media, Tech, Streaming, Roku, Subscriptions, Magnolia Pictures, Cord Cutting, Hbo Now, Streaming Service, Tastemade, Roku Channel


Top 10 U.S. subscription video apps pulled in $1.3B last year, a 62% increase from 2017

Subscriptions are booming on the app stores, and particularly subscription video apps thanks to the growing number of cord cutters who are choosing to stream their TV shows and movies, instead of paying for cable or satellite. In the U.S., the top 10 subscription video apps by revenue pulled in $1.27 billion in 2018 across both the iOS App Store and Google Play, according to new data from Sensor Tower – that’s a 62 percent increase over the $781 million spent in 2017. It’s also three times highe...
Tags: Travel, Google, Google Play, Mobile, Apps, Hbo, Star Trek, Mobile Apps, Netflix, App Stores, Cbs, App Store, Subscriptions, Hulu, Hbo Now, App Annie


App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps

Apple will allow iOS users to gift in-app purchases, not just paid apps, according to a change to the company’s App Store Review Guidelines spotted this week. This means developers may soon have the tools to allow users to purchase virtual goods or even subscriptions through their app, which can then be gifted to others. The changes to the company’s App Store guidelines were first discovered on Wednesday by MacRumors, which confirmed both the prior and current wording as follows: Before: “Apps s...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Ios Apps, Developers, App Store, Subscriptions, Gifting, In-app Purchase, App Store Review, App Store Review Guidelines


Pick the New MoviePass Subscription That Works for You

MoviePass is switching up its subscription model once again in the new year, and users in major markets can look forward to paying more for their monthly subscription.Read more...
Tags: Movies, Money, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Moviepass


Consumers spent $329M on the top 10 subscription video apps last quarter

Last year, the top subscription video apps like Netflix and Hulu raked in a combined $781 million, and that trend is showing no sign of slowing down in 2018. In the third quarter of 2018, U.S. consumers spent an estimated $329 million in the top 10 subscription video-on-demand apps across the App Store and Google Play – a figure that’s up 15 percent from the $285 million spent in Q1. The data is the latest in a new report from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which has been following the grow...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Apps, Hbo, Media, Tinder, Youtube, Tech, Netflix, Pandora, Cbs, Bumble, Subscriptions, Hulu, Sensor Tower