While an Android enthusiast was searching through programming in the most recently released Youtube app, they found a string of code that seems to be the coding for an app function that would allow Youtube subscribers to subscribe or unsubscribe to paid television programming channels from their computer. Besides this code function that has been found in the most recent Youtube app, the main Youtube website is also undergoing renovations to include more categories for television categories as well as movie rentals.
The paid television programming really is an innovation because majority of people stream television and movie programming over the Internet and display it on their televisions through game consoles or set top boxes. This would further reduce the need to sign up for additional services with cable and satellite companies. People would simply be allowed to subscribe to the certain television programs they would like and pay a monthly subscription fee as any other service provider. The only difference is that the paid programming would be streamed through Youtube so it would be available for viewing on the computer, mobile devices, touchpads or even through supported game consoles and SmartTV’s that have embedded web browser services.
Taking advantage of this technology is a huge breakthrough for Youtube as an emerging content provider and the company is easily a competitor with the reputation and popularity they’ve already built as a free service provider. However while there are still and always will be free services through Youtube, adding the ability for customers to access paid television channel makes it that more convenient for people to subscribe to just the paid television programming they want. With the ease of viewing the programming on mobile devices, it only makes this technology a winner. Anyone interested in the option to buy Youtube views can only hope that the company is indeed planning on unveiling options for those who would like to purchase paid television Youtube views.