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5 Online Subscriptions That Don’t Actually Suck

Remember a time when you paid for your music, and your movies, and your software with a one-off payment rather than a recurring subscription fee debited from your bank account each month? Those times are fading into history for most of us. Subscriptions are now king and practically inescapable. Read More >>

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Google, Unlike Apple, is Making it Easy to Cancel App Subscriptions

Mobile app subscriptions are usually a pain in the arse to cancel, but Google is doing its part to make it slightly easier to get out of the fees with its new Subscription Center. The feature, announced at Google I/O earlier this year, rolled out to most Android users Wednesday. Read More >>

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Facebook Is Testing If You’ll Pay Actual Money for Your Favorite Groups’ Premium Content

As Facebook continues to look for ways to wring every last dollar out of its platform, the company announced today that it is rolling out a pilot program that allows Facebook group administrators the ability to offer paid monthly subscriptions. Read More >>

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Another Great App Went Subscription Only and Everything is Terrible

I blame Adobe for this. Ulysses, one of the best writing tools available right now, is going subscription only. If you previously purchased Ulysses for Mac or iOS (it works seamlessly across Macs, iPhones, and iPads) you are now going to have to pony up £4.49 a month or £36 a year in order to enjoy any new features the development team might roll out for the software. Read More >>

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PSA: Check Your App Subscriptions So You Don’t Get Stung

Thanks to the helter-skelter pace of modern living it can be all too easy to sign up for a free trial or a month’s worth of a particular service, and then before you know it, you’re getting billed for a ton of apps you’re not using and don’t really need. Checking up on your subscriptions could save you a serious chunk of change—here’s how to do it. Read More >>

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Remember to Cancel Your Apple Music Free Trial

Apple Music launched with a three-month free trial earlier this summer, a trial millions of people signed up for. Well, the leaves are changing, a brisk chill is in the air, and it’s the ideal time to disable the auto-renew on your trial subscription. Read More >>

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Subscription YouTube Coming to End Misery of Constant Ads

Google is planning to expand on its pre-paid ad-free universe by introducing one massive umbrella subscription fee for YouTube, one that could remove all adverts from across the entire service. Read More >>

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YouTube is Launching a Subscription Streaming Service

YouTube is launching a subscription music service starting next week. To avoid those horrible ads, you'll be able to pay £9.99 a month for mercifully ad-free music and videos. Read More >>

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BBC Boss Wants iPlayer Freeloaders to Prove They Have a TV Licence

People who avoid having a licence fee in order to do all their BBC watching on iPlayer should still be required to pay the charge, says director general Tony Hall, hinting that a PIN-protected iPlayer for fee-payers only may be on the cards. Read More >>

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BBC Trust Stresses Over YouView Subscriptions and Sky Channel Listing Fees

The BBC's core concept of providing free-to-air TV is being eroded by platforms like YouView, with the BBC Trust concerned that commercial companies are using the BBC's content as a way of convincing viewers to take out subscriptions. Read More >>

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Save a Few Quid With Amazon’s Prime and LoveFilm Instant Bundle

Amazon's put together a nice little bundle for those of you who need your stuff and need your stuff NOW, pairing a LoveFilm Instant subscription with an Amazon Prime membership and shaving £29 of the price of getting them in the process. Read More >>

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Rumour: 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. Read More >>

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Sky’s £9.99 PAYG Sports Channel Access Launches Today

Back in January it was rumoured that Sky would be opening up pay-as-you-go access to its sports channels without the need for the usual monthly subscription and package. And it is. It's been announced and launched for use today. Read More >>

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

Remember those rumours 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. Read More >>

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PAYG Sky Sports Opening up to Non-Subscribers For… £9.99 a Day

Sky is finally ready to push ahead with its plan to offer non-subscribers instant access to its hallowed sports channels, with the satellite broadcaster offering casual sport fans the chance to buy 24 hours of access for £9.99 from this spring. Read More >>