subscription services

BMW and Lexus look to car subscriptions

More automakers will soon offer vehicles through subscription services. Lexus today announced its upcoming UX crossover would be available through one and Bloomberg published a report today stating BM

Blue Apron will start selling its meal kits in stores

Blue Apron announced today it will bring its meal kits to stores. The news arrives at a time when the meal kit subscription company is struggling to grow and retain its users, who are often put off by

Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture as it doubles down on content ‘from trusted sources’

As the debate continues over fake news and the role that aggregators like Facebook have played in spreading it, Apple is making an acquisition that could help it lay out a position as a purveyor of tr

HBO and Cinemax come to Hulu, but you’ll need the new app to watch

Hulu this morning announced it’s finally adding HBO as an optional add-on for subscribers, as well as HBO -owned Cinemax. The premium networks will be offered to those who subscribe to Hulu&#821

77% of consumers want a la carte TV, TiVo study finds, but price they’re willing to pay drops

The majority of consumers in the U.S. and Canada are no longer interested in hefty pay TV packages filled with channels they don’t watch. According to a new study from TiVo out this morning, 77.

Boomerang launches a $5 per month cartoon streaming service

Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. have joined the now-crowded market of subscription-based streaming services with the launch of Boomerang, a $5 per month service that streams both classic

Why newspaper subscriptions are on the rise

So much for the death of the newspaper industry. A recent study found that more than 169 million U.S. adults read newspapers every month, in print, online or mobile. That’s almost 70 percent of the

Hiatus raises $1.2M in seed funding to track and negotiate your reoccurring bills

Hiatus, a New York-based startup that helps you identify (and potentially cancel) your monthly reoccurring subscriptions, has raised $1.2M in seed funding. Founded in 2015, Hiatus first connects to yo

Vimeo is launching a consumer-facing subscription video service

Vimeo is preparing to take on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and others with the launch of its own consumer-facing subscription service, the IAC-owned company announced on Wednesday as part of its earnings

Subscription clothing service Stitch Fix expands to Men’s, still can’t figure out how to take my money

Stitch Fix can’t figure out how to take my money, but they’re expanding to include men’s clothing now. Good luck with that! Oh, am I going to write a blog post on TechCrunch about my

Time to debut its own streaming service focused on celeb & pop culture

There’s been an explosion of niche, over-the-top video streaming services in recent months, as consumers cut the cord with traditional pay TV in favor of videos they can watch at any time on any

Following YouTube Red, video subscription service Vessel goes ad-free for paying subscribers

Vessel, the video subscription startup headed by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, announced this week that it’s moving in a new direction in terms of the advertising displayed on its service. I

Disney To Launch A Subscription Streaming Service In Europe, Hints That Marvel & Star Wars Services Could Follow In U.S.

Disney will launch a digital subscription streaming service next month which will combine its movies, books, TV series, and music offerings into one bundle, according to a report today from The Financ

The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service

It’s been a good week for cord-cutting sports fans. Word has it that CBS will live stream the Super Bowl commercials for the first time. Disney is considering its options for making ESPN a stand

The SaaSing Of The Music Business

The music business is about to undergo another seismic shift. And Apple’s streaming service is the tsunami that will force the industry to rebuild. Again. It was around 2005 when I joined Warner Bro

Consolidation Heats Up In Subscription Economy, As Quarterly Buys Celeb-Endorsed Rival 12Society

Today, TechCrunch has learned that <a target="_blank" href="https://quarterly.co/">Quarterly.co</a>, a subscription giftbox service that features monthly instalments curated by respected entrepreneurs

Koge Looks To Shake Up The Vitamin Industry With Subscription Service, Personalized Combinations

Vitamin sales is big business: in the U.S. alone in 2012, it was worth $9.3 billion in sales, and the opportunity is only growing, as more consumers turn to preventative medicine and health strategies

YouTube To Launch Music Subscriptions

YouTube plans to launch a music subscription service later this year, to allow people to listen to tracks online, and to possibly cut out the ads that precede each video for subscribers, according to

Birchbox Rebrands In The UK, Hopes To Take A Little Shine Off Glossybox And Other Beauty Box Rivals

If you're familiar with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.birchbox.com/">Birchbox</a> -- the subscription service that delivers boxes of cosmetics and beauty products to your doorstep -- you know th