Subscription based models

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by clykins90, May 31, 2006.

  1. clykins90 macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2005
    So everyone keeps talking about Apple doing a subscription based music service. I personally don't think that would be a good idea, but what about a subscription based Movie service? All you can watch movies/tv shows for $20 bucks a month?

  2. cyberdogl2 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2003
    i dont think it will work, seeing as many subscription based services still don't do as well as iTunes Music Store, but I'm curious to see how Urge does. Seeing how it has micrsoft's, mtv, and my friend justin timberlakes endorsement and backing.
  3. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    For tv shows i would pay a subscription. I don't want to watch the office more the two times max, and i really don't want keep it after that. But music on the other hand i want to keep and come back and listin to it years after i bought it, even if the itunes music store were to go under. just a statement i'm not speculating it is.
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    This keeps rearing it's ugly head and I just don't believe it.

    I really cannot see Apple moving from Buy Your Own Music to Rent Your Music. What they do now works. Where's the incentive to change it? Particularly since they just renegotiated with their music partners to keep the $.99 thing going.

    I cannot speak for movies/tv shows however. I don't think I'd care for the Rent model for TV shows as it's pretty rare that I'd want to spend $20 a month to watch something I might have missed. Plus, would $20 even cover the overhead for bandwidth and server maintenance, not to mention royalties for unlimited viewing?
  5. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    I think it would probably have to be more than 20 bucks. TV shows could work- you usually only watch it once. But for movies and music, I want them at my disposal. This would not be a good idea at all and I hope it never comes to pass.

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