Site Update: Thurrott Premium by the Month and More

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Paul with 13 Comments

Site Update: Thurrott Premium by the Month and More

Now that the initial release of Thurrott Premium is behind us, we’re fine-tuning things and responding to feedback. Case in point: This week’s update, which adds a monthly subscription option, a Premium Content page, and more.

Here’s what’s new.

Monthly subscription option for Thurrott Premium. While you can continue to save money by subscribing to Thurrott Premium for one year at a time, we’ve received many requests for a monthly offering too. So it’s available now at a cost of $7 per month, alongside the $64 annual subscription.

Live chat for First Ring Daily. As you may know, Brad and I record a live episode of the First Ring Daily podcast every Friday at 1pm ET/10am PT. It’s open to everyone—by which I mean it’s not a Thurrott Premium—and there is now a live chat option available at

Premium Content page. If you look at the nav menu at the top of the site, you will see a new Premium Content item linking to a page that displays only the Thurrott Premium articles. This was another top request, and one I was also asking for.

If you’d like to know more, Tim has posted a changelog that contains all the updates and fixes he’s made this week.

It’s also worth noting that a few long-planned features should be here soon, including the micro-blog that will replace Thurrott Daily and notifications for comments and replies. So we’ll have more soon.

Thanks everyone. And thanks especially to Thurrott Premium subscribers. I’m blown away by the support we’ve received, it’s really appreciated.



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    claren44 Alpha Member #489 - 2 months ago

    The support has been earned. Thank YOU.

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    AliMaggs Alpha Member #1317 - 2 months ago

    Awesome. Enjoying the perks of being a Premium subscriber (especially nice to read thoughts from an intelligent, and helpful, community - in both the forums and in the comments, and also your more in-depth Premium articles), and happy to support your writing. Keep up the good work.

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    nerdile Alpha Member #1966 - 2 months ago

    Thank you Paul and Brad. Love the content. Keep it coming.

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    brucebaker Alpha Member #258 - 2 months ago

    Good stuff - thanks Paul!

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    wright_is Alpha Member #1319 - 2 months ago

    I'm liking premium experience a lot, although the discounted Alpha-period subscription was close to my limit. 

    Are Alpha members grandfathered in (like TWIT listern's going to getting 30% for live)? When yes, it would make re-upping a no-brainer.