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Apple introduces a ‘grace period’ for lapsed App Store subscriptions

Apple introduces a ‘grace period’ for lapsed App Store subscriptions Apple is changing how subscriptions work on its App Store. Before, any lapse in payment could cut off the customer from being able to use the app’s subscription-based features — and make it more difficult for the developer to reacquire that customer’s […]

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Subscription fatigue hasn’t hit yet

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 […]

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

Consumer spending in apps to reach 6B 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 […]

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Digging into Apple’s media transformation

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. This 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 […]

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

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 […]

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SoundCloud adds a music distribution service to its premium subscriptions

SoundCloud adds a music distribution service to its premium subscriptions Last year, Spotify took a stake 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, […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

Top 10 U.S. subscription video apps pulled in .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 […]

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What’s next for podcasting?

What’s next for podcasting? The podcast market will discover the answer to a foundational question about its future in the next few years. Will it continue along the path of music streaming, where all podcasts are available everywhere on free, ad-supported tiers? Or, will it follow the path of streaming TV into paid […]

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