Subscriptions – The Times they are a changing

Sometimes we don’t realize the changes that went through until a lot of time has passed. I feel the same holds true for how we use softwares and services. Before subscriptions it was a one time fees. But now companies are moving towards the subscription model. I thought about what could be the factors behind it?¬†Although I do have many theories, one of them is that internet has allowed companies to charge customers as per usage on an ongoing, hassle-free & safe basis and it is working out for customers as well as companies.

When I just think about 2 years ago, I had zero recurring subscriptions and now, I have many. Just some which I can think of are as follows:

  • Spotify
  • Netflix
  • Amazon Prime
  • Audible
  • Fitstar
  • Teamtreehouse for learning
  • Playstation network

These are just a few. I am  currently contemplating getting subscriptions for UXpin, &

Today is Nov 6, 2016. Let me come back and update this blog next year on this day to see if any other subscriptions gets added.

Update Feb27, 2020

Well – I didn’t update this in 2017. But after 3 more years below are the subscriptions I am paying for

  • Spotify
  • Adobe creative suite
  • Amazon prime
  • Netflix
  • 100gb icloud storage