1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It's gotten to where just about any kind of app wants you to pay them each month with subscriptions for this and that. They can add up to a big chunk of a monthly budget. I don't mind paying for an app or an in app purchase, but I'm not yet going to pay a monthly fee to use an app. For some, it's just outright gouging users. Especially when the app was already paid for, then instead of updating it, they ask for a subscription to get the new features. Carrot Weather is an example of this. You can't get a severe weather alert from Carrot unless you subscribe, even after paying $3.99 for the app. I personally think it's gotten out of hand. And they'll keep doing it as long as users pay it. How many app subscriptions do you have? Are they worth it to you? Other thoughts?
    libra89, Seneca09, joemd60 and 1 others like this.
    04-25-2018 06:05 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I pay for Carrot, At Bat, and a “safe” kids video app called Jellies. Other than that I’m pretty much in the same school of thought as you.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    04-25-2018 06:13 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hmmm....Weather apps, a VPN app, and maybe one or two more.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    04-25-2018 07:13 PM
  4. calebt's Avatar
    I only pay for Dashlane password manager yearly subscription.

    I thought you meant like just pay for App,
    Otherwise there are Netflix, Amazon, Directv Now , Apple Music. I think that's it I pretty much stopped playing games because of in-app purchases to advance on them.
    Last edited by calebt; 04-26-2018 at 05:49 AM.
    04-25-2018 07:17 PM
  5. TgeekB's Avatar
    It's gotten to where just about any kind of app wants you to pay them each month with subscriptions for this and that. They can add up to a big chunk of a monthly budget. I don't mind paying for an app or an in app purchase, but I'm not yet going to pay a monthly fee to use an app. For some, it's just outright gouging users. Especially when the app was already paid for, then instead of updating it, they ask for a subscription to get the new features. Carrot Weather is an example of this. You can't get a severe weather alert from Carrot unless you subscribe, even after paying $3.99 for the app. I personally think it's gotten out of hand. And they'll keep doing it as long as users pay it. How many app subscriptions do you have? Are they worth it to you? Other thoughts?
    In my opinion it’s getting out of hand. Everyone wants your money.
    $1000 for a smartphone and then monthly fees to use apps. I won’t do it.
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    04-25-2018 08:15 PM
  6. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I pay for Carrot and At Bat. I absolutely love the At Bat app. I use the Carrot weather complication on my watch and I’m pretty much on At Bat every day during baseball season
    04-25-2018 09:03 PM
  7. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Netflix and  Music.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    04-25-2018 09:52 PM
  8. phreddyl's Avatar
    Apple Music, MLB at bat and Netflix
    04-26-2018 09:03 AM
  9. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Out of my own mad money; Apple Music and Carrot Weather. I have small inexpensive subs for all kinds of things just for me, and not all of them related to my phone.

    Netflix, SiriusXM, and other streaming services are paid with our mutual entertainment monthly fund.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    04-26-2018 10:46 AM
  10. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I only have Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    04-26-2018 11:16 AM
  11. msm0511's Avatar
    Apple Music, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime are the only subscriptions I pay for. I use Apple Music semi-regularly, but have been thinking about cancelling it b/c I don't use it enough to pay 10 bucks a month for it. The video streaming services I pay for I only use on my Apple TV.

    I thought about doing Carrot Weather because it's pretty cheap, but I'm not really sure the extra features are really even worth the tiny yearly subscription fee.
    04-26-2018 11:30 AM
  12. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Apple Music, Google Play Music/YouTube Red, Netflix and I just recently dropped cable and got YouTube TV.

    Either Apple Music or Google Play Music will be dropped. Not sure which one yet. The family is split on the preferred service.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    04-26-2018 01:00 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I only pay for Dashlane password manager yearly subscription.

    I thought you meant like just pay for App,
    Otherwise there are Netflix, Amazon, Directv Now , Apple Music. I think that's it I pretty much stopped playing games because of in-app purchases to advance on them.
    Just subscriptions.
    Speedygi likes this.
    04-26-2018 03:49 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Apple Music, Google Play Music/YouTube Red, Netflix and I just recently dropped cable and got YouTube TV.

    Either Apple Music or Google Play Music will be dropped. Not sure which one yet. The family is split on the preferred service.
    You're the only one who's mentioned YouTube Red. My cousin has that and likes it.
    04-26-2018 03:51 PM
  15. cwbcpa's Avatar
    You're the only one who's mentioned YouTube Red. My cousin has that and likes it.
    It’s really just a side benefit to google play music but I’ve really gotten used to not having ads on YouTube now. It would be hard to give up.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    04-26-2018 03:56 PM
  16. Tartarus's Avatar
    Apple Music and Netflix. I don’t need more subscriptions.
    Ledsteplin, Annie_8plus and cwbcpa like this.
    04-26-2018 05:12 PM
  17. msm0511's Avatar
    You're the only one who's mentioned YouTube Red. My cousin has that and likes it.
    I had YouTube Red for about 6 months, and the ad free experience was nice. I never watched any of the exclusive content though. Plus I don't really watch YouTube enough to keep it around.
    cwbcpa likes this.
    04-27-2018 08:42 AM
  18. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Love my Carrot weather. Besides the stock Weather Channel app, it's the only other one I've used that updates location on my watch in real time.

    I also have Apple Music. Those are the only two I'm paying a subscription for. Netflix is being paid for by Tmobile and Amazon Music and Video is part of my wife's Prime account.

    Oh, and YouTube TV as we're in the process of "cutting the cord".
    cwbcpa likes this.
    04-27-2018 09:24 AM
  19. ksassy's Avatar
    Apple Music that's it for me.
    04-27-2018 10:52 AM
  20. Speedygi's Avatar
    Just Tapatalk, amazon and Netflix at the moment.
    04-29-2018 03:49 AM
  21. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Apple Music, Netflix, Amazon Prime. That’s it. It’s ridiculous that others want $$. I quit using Todoist bc I had to pay monthly just to get notifications. seriously? A notification would be pretty standard for a to do app. I don’t have a problem paying a one time charge for those types of apps, but monthly is just stupid, IMO.
    calebt and TgeekB like this.
    04-29-2018 08:21 AM
  22. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I pay for Carrot and At Bat. I absolutely love the At Bat app. I use the Carrot weather complication on my watch and I’m pretty much on At Bat every day during baseball season
    I happily pay for At Bat during the season and then happily cancel my subscription and switch to Bleacher Report during the off-season. I’m cheap like that.
    ladyc0524 and libra89 like this.
    04-29-2018 08:40 AM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Apple Music, Netflix, Amazon Prime. That’s it. It’s ridiculous that others want $$. I quit using Todoist bc I had to pay monthly just to get notifications. seriously? A notification would be pretty standard for a to do app. I don’t have a problem paying a one time charge for those types of apps, but monthly is just stupid, IMO.
    You don't pay to use the Amazon app though. You would still pay for Prime without the app, and could access it in a browser.
    04-29-2018 08:57 AM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    You don't pay to use the Amazon app though. You would still pay for Prime without the app, and could access it in a browser.
    True.
    I thought the OP was talking about actual apps. Like some have mentioned Carrot.
    04-29-2018 09:03 AM
  25. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I happily pay for At Bat during the season and then happily cancel my subscription and switch to Bleacher Report during the off-season. I’m cheap like that.
    Haha!! That’s a great idea.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-29-2018 10:52 AM
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