Subscription Fatigue (Premium)


Like many (or most) of you, we subscribe to a lot of online services. And we’re overdue taking a hard look at what we spend and why.

This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot, and so I was interested to see a Nielsen report that speaks very positively about the growing proliferation of streaming video services. It speaks of “a new age of media” being upon us, a “promising arena” of content, and how “the consumer is the ultimate decider.” But what it doesn’t really get into is the escalating costs of these services, and how having to subscribe to multiple services---it seems like a new one appears every few days---is driving complexity as much as it is choice.

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