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Breaking: YouTube Close To Announcing Paid Subscription Plan

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.

by Anonymousreply 4405/09/2013

Hello Vimeo!

by Anonymousreply 105/05/2013

That would be the move that might finally get me to investigate the world of torrents and other ways to access content illegally.

by Anonymousreply 205/05/2013


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by Anonymousreply 405/05/2013

Google must not be raking it in like they used to.

by Anonymousreply 505/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 605/05/2013

What are they going to charge for?

Will you have to pay to watch or pay to upload a video?

by Anonymousreply 705/05/2013

Will you have to pay to watch everything or just "premium" channels?

by Anonymousreply 805/05/2013

And just today I was thinking about how cluttered and messy the layout is now.

Fuck this shit.

by Anonymousreply 905/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1005/05/2013

It would be the end of Youtube.

We'll just create another like-minded place to go to.


by Anonymousreply 1105/05/2013

Would all those horrible adverts go away?

by Anonymousreply 1205/05/2013

No, R12. The subscription would only be for specific channels, not all of youtube.

by Anonymousreply 1305/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1405/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1505/05/2013

Thank you, R15. You're the voice of reason in this thread after bumping my head against the wall reading these comments.

by Anonymousreply 1605/05/2013

So basically YouTube wants to provide a service like Hulu?

It's an ambitious plan and I think it might work.

by Anonymousreply 1705/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1805/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1905/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2005/05/2013

I hope YouTube offers HD porn channels. I'd pay for that.

by Anonymousreply 2105/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2205/05/2013

If you pay for content, you're a scab hurting all the good people.

by Anonymousreply 2305/05/2013

Screw this. I better start downloading my favorite hard to find videos.

by Anonymousreply 2405/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2505/05/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 2605/05/2013

try ghostery and adblock plus r26. those seemed to work for me.

by Anonymousreply 2705/06/2013

Google ruins everything they touch. Fuck them.

by Anonymousreply 2805/06/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2905/06/2013

Thanks R27, I will do that.

by Anonymousreply 3005/06/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 3105/06/2013

AdBlock and Ghostery block Hulu ads, but I can't load videos at all.

by Anonymousreply 3205/06/2013

"This whole "Do No Evil" mantra of Google's is a load of BULLSHIT!"

-Steve Jobs

by Anonymousreply 3305/06/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3405/06/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 3505/07/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3605/07/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3705/07/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3805/07/2013

So long YouTube. It's been nice knowing you.

Don't the door slam you on the way out.

by Anonymousreply 3905/07/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4005/09/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4105/09/2013

You just reminded me that I subscribed to Hulu Plus and never use it. Thanks. Gonna go cancel.

by Anonymousreply 4205/09/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4305/09/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4405/09/2013
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