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Video makers want YouTube to change subscription tool

CALIFORNIA: Video makers with millions of subscribers on YouTube expressed frustration at a trade show last week that the service notifies only a portion of their followers about new posts, causing declines in viewership and their revenue. The gap between viewership and subscribers, which is akin to followers on Twitter or page likes on Facebook, emerged as the latest rallying point for YouTube creators gathered at Viacom Inc’s VidCon, an annual online video industry annual gathering. YouTube, which is part of Alphabet…

Netflix increases monthly subscription fees for two plans

Netflix has raised the monthly subscription fees for two out of its three main U.S. plans by $1 and $2 respectively, according to details published on the company’s subscription page on Thursday. The company's mid-range plan, which allows streaming on two devices at the same time, was increased to $10.99 per month from $9.99, according to the details on the page. The top-tier plan, which allows streaming on four screens in high definition, was raised to $13.99 per month from $11.99. The basic plan fee remained at…

Xbox unveils $9.99 monthly subscription for videogames

Microsoft Corp's Xbox division said on Tuesday it would launch a $9.99-per-month subscription service that will allow gamers to play over 100 Xbox One and "backward compatible" Xbox 360 videogames. The service, "Xbox Game Pass", will allow subscribers to download games directly to a console and play them online as well as offline, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said in a blog post. (bit.ly/2lSGEgS) The subscription will only be available on Microsoft's Xbox One videogame console and devices running its Windows 10…