The YouTube Premium conundrum. The other day I decided that I could afford YouTube Premium and it would be worth my while since the constant ad breaks aggravate me. On the web I found that I could sign up for $13.99/month, or $139.99/year. Given that I watch YouTube mostly through an AppleTV box, I went to sign up for a year through the YouTube app on my iPad. On my iPad the only subscription option I was presented was for $18.99/month. WTF? My initial thought was this was a 30% “Apple Tax” for signing up using an iOS device, but the math doesn’t work and I am certain that Google doesn’t pay Apple 30% for subscriptions which occur using iOS devices. So, I balked because I feared that I wouldn’t be able to use the feature via my AppleTV box if I signed up via the web, and $18.99/month is more than I am willing to pay. I think that I will sign up for the monthly subscription via the web, and cancel immediately if I am unable to watch the videos without ads on my iPad and AppleTV.
Not too much going on. My back still hurts. I think the next step will be a doctor visit, perhaps followed up by a chiropractor? Mo money. Mo money. Mo money. Perhaps I can’t afford YouTube Premium after all…
I finally cleared off the dining room table and have started a new, and admittedly relatively easy, jigsaw puzzle.
Yesterday I tried to check out a book from the Dekalb Library System. By the way, if you have a library card and a digital device, you must check out the Libby app. The book I wanted is written by a Scottish comedian named Fern Brady (Steve, any relation? Haha). To my happy surprise the library has it. To my unhappy surprise it will be approximately six weeks before my turn to check it arrives as there is a queue waiting to read it. Who knew?
Have a great weekend everyone.
Wordle: three, my starter was RIDGE
Connections: perfect, Green > Yellow > Purple > Blue