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post #31 of 102
This is simply way to expensive for something that is basically free with a simple addblocker. Not to mention you don't even give money to the channels you watch but to youtube/google. Unless they make something like a sub button in twitch where you support the person you are watching this is going to tank very very hard.
post #32 of 102
I would rather pay for redtube.
post #33 of 102
I can already do all of this for free. It's called adblocker, or using a pfSense router with adblocking built in. I can also download any youtube videos I want with a simple free program.

I guess they're marketing this to people who are dumb and don't know how to use the internet very well.
post #34 of 102
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I can already do all of this for free. It's called adblocker, or using a pfSense router with adblocking built in. I can also download any youtube videos I want with a simple free program.

I guess they're marketing this to people who are dumb and don't know how to use the internet very well.

Yeah exactly, I think most os us are niche market to them, they just want to hit the masses hard who are dumb. biggrin.gif

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I have a question that isn't really related to the topic but I'm gonna ask it :
if I remember correctly, was (or wasn't?) there video playback as a feature of some really old early youtube (android or ios?) apps back in the day something like 4 or 5 years ago ?

Anyway I'm really curious to see how many people will subscribe nad how they will give back some money to the video creators.
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post #36 of 102
As mentioned, all of these features are commonly available for free.
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Yeah, no thanks. Another company losing the essence of what once made them great.

This.

They can afford pay out millions to top content creators to buy mansions. Yet they complain that ad's are taking away from their revenue, nothing but greed here.

Will continue to use u block and no script, unless they want to reimburse me for the extra bandwidth it costs me wasted on ads.
post #38 of 102
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Why not just call it RedTube? Seems like an obvious name choice!
that the first thing pop in my mind when I see the name....


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AFAIK Apple only takes a 30% cut on subscriptions signed up for within the app. If Google allows you to sign up for this service outside the iOS app and still forces you to pay $13/mo to use the service on iOS, they're just pocketing that extra $3. If they're charging the $13/mo rate just for signups within the iOS app then that's fair.
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post #40 of 102
On a serious note, I think this sounds like a bad deal.. Why would I want to pay for user created content and shows of pewdiepie? No thank you... Happy camper with all my adblockers and scripts.

EDIT: As for Youtube music? You call that garbage mainstream crap music?
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