Google‘s paid YouTube subscription plans have been speculated over for months but could be officially announced as soon as this week, according to FT. Reports of the move first surfaced in January. Implementation has been projected to begin mid-year and could cost users $1.99-$5 per month with about 45% of subscription revenue going to YouTube.
Breaking: YouTube Close To Announcing Paid Subscription Plan
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/09/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/05/2013|
That would be the move that might finally get me to investigate the world of torrents and other ways to access content illegally.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/05/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/05/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/05/2013|
Google must not be raking it in like they used to.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/05/2013|
Who would want to pay to use a site that is basically non-functional during evening hours because the servers are so overloaded, nothing works?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/05/2013|
What are they going to charge for?
Will you have to pay to watch or pay to upload a video?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/05/2013|
Will you have to pay to watch everything or just "premium" channels?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/05/2013|
And just today I was thinking about how cluttered and messy the layout is now.
Fuck this shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/05/2013|
YouTube has approached a handful of producers about developing content for a subscription platform that might the video-sharing site hoped to launch this year, according to an AdAge report in January. YouTube was also mulling a plan to charge for other items, such as entire libraries of videos, live events, and even self-help or financial advice shows, AdAge reported.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/05/2013|
It would be the end of Youtube.
We'll just create another like-minded place to go to.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/05/2013|
Would all those horrible adverts go away?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/05/2013|
No, R12. The subscription would only be for specific channels, not all of youtube.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/05/2013|
R12, download the AdBlock add-on for your browsers. You'll find it in the Chrome and Firefox web stores.
It blocks YouTube ads, and works for most other video players, too. So far that I've found, only Hulu has found a way to subvert it.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/05/2013|
Relax, you bunch of Henny Pennys. They're not charging a subscription fee for you to watch the cat video that your mom posted, nor will they charge your mom to post it. This is for separate channels with premium content (movies, tv shows, etc).
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/05/2013|
Thank you, R15. You're the voice of reason in this thread after bumping my head against the wall reading these comments.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/05/2013|
So basically YouTube wants to provide a service like Hulu?
It's an ambitious plan and I think it might work.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/05/2013|
So it will be like Netflix? I think youtube has already got something like that. I remember there were episodes of 30 rock that were just previews unless you decide to rent it.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/05/2013|
YT is my most visited site on the internet, I'm always on there and have even started trying to upload shit (it's VERY easy). I don't give a shit about Twatter or Facebook.
If they make previously free content paid for I'm cancelling my Gmail account, moving to Firefox or IE and using Bing. OK, maybe not the latter.
As much as Google are privacy invading cunts, it's impossible to imagine not using them and I always liked them before with the little touches they had like the doodles. Google + Amazon > Apple.
They do have paid and rented movies on there but it is given zero publicity and is hardly gonna threaten Amazon and Apple. I always wondered what was up with that.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/05/2013|
r12, the freaking ads were driving me nuts too.
So much so that I searched for and found a video on how to get rid of them last week. There are several how to articles on this and even more simple to follow vids on YouTube ironically. I use Firefox and use the add-ons AdBlockPlus and Ghostery. Now the vids take a smidgen longer to load, but no ads and to be honest, the longer wait time might just be because I'm on a 2007 computer. I'm also amazed at how much crap they block on other websites too. Anyway, try it.
One word of caution - if a video on another website won't play for you with these add-ons engaged, just got to tools and AdBlockPlus and "disable on this page," and then reload your page. It's a small one time per page annoyance that save a lot of headaches later though.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/05/2013|
I hope YouTube offers HD porn channels. I'd pay for that.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/05/2013|
Helpful Hint: Ghostery add-on block the ads on Hulu too.
As far as YouTube goes... It annoyed me when they made me log in through a gmail address. I freakin hate gmail and it's not worth subscribing to any channels because I won't get notified unless I check my gmail acct.
The additional ads flashing all over, surrounding the video screens, playing before videos, and being listed at the top of every search have become increasingly more annoying. If that's only going to continue or worsen, they can fuck themselves if they think people are going to pay for that before considering switching to another site. If not Vimeo, I'm certain someone will create another soon enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/05/2013|
If you pay for content, you're a scab hurting all the good people.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/05/2013|
Screw this. I better start downloading my favorite hard to find videos.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/05/2013|
There were rumours they were going to charge a fee for you to use Facebook a few years ago. Bet it was a publicity stunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/05/2013|
[quote]Helpful Hint: Ghostery add-on block the ads on Hulu too.
I still got ads on Hulu after I downloaded this Ghostery thing but I'm not tech savvy so maybe there's something I missed.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/05/2013|
try ghostery and adblock plus r26. those seemed to work for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/06/2013|
Google ruins everything they touch. Fuck them.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/06/2013|
AdBlock Plus changes the Hulu ads to really long black screens apolozing for not being able to show you their ads. They last at least twice as long as the ads do.
Why do any of these idiots think that interrupting what people enjoy to assault and insult them with sales pitches makes anyone inclined to buy their product? If an ad is obnoxious enough that I notice the product name, I'll boycott the product on principle.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/06/2013|
Thanks R27, I will do that.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/06/2013|
[quote]As far as YouTube goes... It annoyed me when they made me log in through a gmail address.
That was the worst, that got so many complaints. Now even worse they're trying to get me to use my real name as a screen name on youtube. FFS!
What else did they do? The new gmail design is vile, they hid advanced search which is no longer on the google frontpage.
The privacy issue is the biggest concern. They've been taken to the European court over it. Now every site has a "cookies" warning. Please, who didn't know whatever you put out gets seen by a third party. But they datamine way beyond that.
Adchoices is absolutely evil. If you were paranoid you'd think they were following you around and you'd wonder why all your searches were coming up and being tailored to you.
I tolerated it but added the Adblock extension to chrome. Not tried the "plus" version. However, some portal ads have started to come up on DL and it won't block those by default.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/06/2013|
AdBlock and Ghostery block Hulu ads, but I can't load videos at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/06/2013|
"This whole "Do No Evil" mantra of Google's is a load of BULLSHIT!"
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/06/2013|
The only remaining Google product I use is YouTube.
And if they attempt to charge, that will be the end of my relationship with Google in toto.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/06/2013|
[quote]Relax, you bunch of Henny Pennys. They're not charging a subscription fee for you to watch the cat video that your mom posted, nor will they charge your mom to post it. This is for separate channels with premium content (movies, tv shows, etc).
But are they going to sweep out all the channels that upload full-length free movies? That's what I'm worried about. I don't see Google checking every single movie to make sure it's a public domain legal upload. And what about the Youtube "partners" with a high number of subscribers? Several of them were forced by Youtube to make short "trailers"/"intro videos" for their channels. Will I have to pay to watch Chef John's "Foodwishes" channel?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/07/2013|
Adobe is going with a subscription plan for all its software.
Instead of buying the software outright, you rent it for $50/month. For the rest of your life if you ever want to open a file again.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/07/2013|
everything that is free on the net will eventually turn into paid, it is just a matter of time. they want to get everyone hooked first.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/07/2013|
r36, I can't wait for Adobe's servers to crash and take down the entire advertising industry.
It will be ugly. There will be lawsuits.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/07/2013|
So long YouTube. It's been nice knowing you.
Don't the door slam you on the way out.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/07/2013|
Well, R29, those "idiotic sales pitches" allow you to watch what you're watching for free. They literally pay for the content. Unless you'd rather everything on TV turn into the iTunes store, where you buy each episode for 1.99, shut your mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/09/2013|
Google is one of the most nefarious companies in the world. Google is an information collecting company. Everything they do is about collecting information on it's users. They want your credit card information so they can track YOU and not an anonymous person. DISGUSTING! Google wants to destroy the internet. Because Google is such a large and influential company, others will follow. As far as video websites, Youtube is by far the best. Dailymotion is stuck in 2008, the technology and cabalities are old and limited and the website is slow. Vimeo is nice but very limited. Google can do what it's doing because there is no competition, people are dependent on Youtube.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/09/2013|
You just reminded me that I subscribed to Hulu Plus and never use it. Thanks. Gonna go cancel.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/09/2013|
Why THE FUCK did I get 3 telemarketing calls today? I'm on the do not call list. Is google somehow giving out my phone number? I'll fucking kill them all with a machete.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/09/2013|
R43 You should never give your information unless you want people to know. Type in a telephone number that no one has like 22222222 or skip it if you can.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/09/2013|