Verizon Introduces Access To VCAST By The Day
Oct 19, 2006, 1:31 PM by (staff)
Verizon today announced that its subscribers can now buy access to VCAST content, including web content, streaming video and more for 24 hours at a time. Users can purchase 24 hours of VCAST for $3 instead of having to commit to a monthly subscription. The daily plan is available to subscribers with new and most newer VCAST enabled phones. VCAST normally costs $15 per month. Recently Verizon also began allowing subscribers to access the music store without a VCAST subscription. A daily VCAST pass could save those subscribers looking to download music to their phones high per-kilobyte data charges.
Netflix Adds Cell Data Controls to Android, iOS Apps
Netflix has given users of its Android and iOS mobile apps control over how much cellular data the apps use. Netflix subscribers can opt to stream video only over WiFi, or at varying degrees of quality to limit data consumption.
Amazon Prime Reading Lets Prime Subscribers Read for Free
Amazon today announced Prime Reading, a new benefit for subscribers of Amazon Prime that provides a selection of free books, magazines, and comics each month. Amazon says Prime Reading includes access to more than one thousand popular books, the latest magazines, and exclusive short content all presented within the Kindle app.
Google Play Music to Remain As-Is for the Time Being
Google today relaunched its premium video and music services, but says its existing Google Play Music service will remain unmolested. "If you use Google Play Music, nothing will change — you’ll still be able to access all of your purchased music, uploads and playlists in Google Play Music just like always," explained Google.
YouTube Music Now Supports Custom Offline Playlists
Google updated its YouTube Music application recently and made it possible for users to create their own playlists for offline listening. Before the update, YouTube Music would create mixtape for subscribers using its own algorithms — subscribers could not pick and choose individual songs or albums for offline playback.
What a rip
per-kilobyte data charge?
What does it mean a high per-kilobyte data charge? If a subscriber wants to download music from the music store, don't they just pay the $1.99 for the song plus the airtime in minutes?