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Netflix tests long-term plans discounted by up to 50%, starting in India

Netflix is now banking on its newer markets as growth in the US has halted amidst rising competition from up-and-coming, cash-rich services like Disney+ and Apple TV+. It’s been exploiting the growth potential in several Asian markets by releasing more regional content and targeting the untapped market section with a cheaper mobile-only plan. The company is also seemingly willing to get more aggressive with its subscription tiers as it’s testing discounted, long-duration plans with a small user group in the Indian market.

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Netflix might expand mobile-only plan to more markets outside of India (Update: Indonesia)

While Netflix is constantly raising prices across its subscriptions internationally, it also debuted a cheaper $3/month plan for mobile-only users in India back in July. The company seems to be caught by surprise by the success of the new tier and is looking to introduce similar inexpensive options to other low-income markets.

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Stadia Pro adds Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Farming Simulator 19 as free games on December 1 (Update: Refund for purchases)

Stadia Pro subscribers who pay $10 a month for expanded access and perks to Google's game streaming service currently have free passes for Destiny 2 and Samurai Shodown — as long as members keep paying for that subscription, they don't need to purchase the actual game to play it. And soon enough, there will be two more games to add to that list.

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(Update: Official launch and pricing) Wyze is testing a paid service for longer videos in the cloud

Wyze offers a selection of great smart home products at affordable prices, but it's best known for its capable and inexpensive security cameras. In addition to support for local microSD card storage, they can also upload events detected by motion to the cloud, but clips have always been limited to 12 seconds. Now the company is testing a paid option that lets you upload full events to the cloud, without duration restrictions and cooldown rates.

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HBO Max launching May 2020 with barrage of original and third-party content

If you ask any mainstream technology or media company, they'll tell you subscription services are the gold rush of the 21st century. What company wouldn't revel in the steady flow of dollar bills rolling in from a defined user base every single month? A recurring line of income keeps companies alive, after all. Looking to cash in on the subscription craze, HBO is launching its own streaming service, and there's a ton of content on the way.

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[Update: Yearly subscriptions] Google simplifies Nest Aware plans, start from $6 with up to 60-day event history

Google hasn't only presented new hardware during the Made by Google event this year. It also took the stage to announce substantial changes to Nest subscriptions. There are two tiers now: 'Nest Aware' and 'Nest Aware Plus' going for $6 and $12 respectively, coming early 2020 to the same locations the current subscription is available in.

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20 of the best Google Play Pass apps and games currently available

Google Play Pass arrived this week as an answer to Apple Arcade. Google boasts that over 350 apps and games are included with the monthly subscription service, though so far we've only been able to catalog around 250 or so. Google being Google, many of these titles are rather lackluster, which makes it difficult to know if the subscription is worth it. So in order to help everyone out, I've gone through the entire list of available titles to pick out a few of the standouts to create this roundup. Below you'll find 20 of the better apps and games available through the service, hand-picked by yours truly.

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[Update: Free Plus for desktop app buyers] Pocket Casts goes freemium, sells PC app and extra features for $10 a year

In its most sweeping change since being acquired by a public media consortium last year, podcast app Pocket Casts is making its Android and iOS apps free. Most features, including dark theming, cross-platform syncing, silence removal, and variable-speed playback will be available to all users. Other facets, including the desktop apps, will be available for a monthly or annual fee.

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Google says 'Play Pass' subscription service is coming soon

Play Pass is an upcoming subscription service from Google, where paying every month will grant you access to a library of apps and games with no advertising or in-app purchases. Google began testing the service in July, and now it seems the official release might be imminent.

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Netflix's new mobile-only streaming plan for India is just $3

As Netflix continues funneling its resources to content production and acquisition, it has demanded more money year after year from consumers — some of whom are now beginning to question exactly how much of it they're using on digital subscriptions. After all, quality viewing is available from more places in more formats than ever before and some of those platforms are free. Well, the streaming titan has decided to take a step to defending its budget flank from the competition by debuting a new plan for mobile-only users in India that costs the equivalent of less than $3 a month.

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