You can now sign up for an Apple Arcade yearly subscription. Previously it was only available as a US$4.99 monthly subscription.
WordPress is adding a feature that will give websites a new way to earn money: WordPress subscriptions via Recurring Payments.
News+ is Apple’s new subscription service for news, and today it’s available for customers in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Apple News+ subscribers can access more than 150 publications in Apple News+, with a one month free trial available to test the service before having to pay the £9.99 (UK) or $14.99 (Australia) monthly fee.
Available magazines and publications in the UK include The Times and The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan UK, more.
Magazines and publications in Australia include The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, more.
Apple is introducing Billing Grace Period as a way to improve the customer experience surrounding subscriptions.
Apple employees have been using the Apple Arcade early access program this summer. An App Store API suggests the price will be US$5/month.
Apple added a new feature that helps prevent users from purchasing accidental subscriptions to apps. Now there is an extra confirmation step.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Music/Spotify subscriptions, and new hires in Special Projects.
Great analysis as usual by Ben Thompson. He writes how the Apple News subscription might be good for certain publishers, and bad for others.
To that end, I am sure that a significant number of publications will sign up for Apple’s offering; clearly the company is confident enough to leak a date. And, frankly, many publications should: most publishers are already locked into the volume game when it comes to their editorial direction, and Apple News subscription payouts will be additive to the bottom line.
The main thing that concerns me is how revenue will be driven by clicks. I hope that Apple News doesn’t become a flood of yellow journalism.
Apple is preparing to launch its Apple News subscription service, and it could happen in spring 2019. Not all publishers are on board though.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about living with the subscription model for apps, plus they look at how SetApp may have found the right balance for developers and users.
SetApp gets you more than 100 apps for your Mac for about $10 a month. Here are five you need on your Mac.
MoviePass ran out of money over the weekend, is now blocking first-run movies, and we’re watching the company melt down in real time.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at a knock-off iPhone from China, plus they discuss app pricing and the issues users have with subscription models.
Apple just dropped the subscription price for Texture Premium from US$14.99 to $9.99 per month. Texture the digital magazine subscription service Apple bought earlier this year. The price change is automatic so subscribers don’t need to do anything with their account to make it kick in. Apple told subscribers about the price drop via email, and Harry McCracken shared the news on Twitter.
Texture, now owned by Apple, just got cheaper. pic.twitter.com/lqEekkuDjU
— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) July 12, 2018
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what could be behind Netflix’s test program for a new high end subscription tier.
DC is joining the exclusive streaming subscription game with its just announced DC Universe. The service is launching as a beta soon, and will be available on Apple TV and iOS.
Apple is reportedly looking at an all-in-one subscription package for Apple Music, its upcoming TV show lineup, and magazines.
Annual Amazon Prime subscriptions are increasing from $99 to $119 in May for new customers, and in June for current subscribers.
If you’re paying for Amazon Prime month-to-month the cost just went up US$2 from $10.99 to $12.99, but the annual $99 rate isn’t changing.
For each subscription you have, you’ll see all the renewal options with the ability to switch between service levels.