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Vessel is new site that wants you to pay for videos you would find on YouTube

Vessel, the site that wants you to pay to watch web videos, opens to the public


With all the places you can go watch free online videos these days, one new video streaming site called Vessel is looking to break to the mold by charging its users money to watch videos hosted on their platform. Crazy, I know. The company has been working on it for a few months, and now they’re ready to introduce it to the world.

When it comes to the subscription fee, we’re only talking peanuts here. Vessel will charge its users a monthly fee of $3 that would give paying subscribers a three-day window where they could see videos exclusive to Vessel before showing up anywhere else.

Before you get a bad taste in your mouth, the site is also offering a free option that allows users to watch videos you would normally find on YouTube and Vimeo.

So essentially what Vessel is trying to do is get premier content creators to upload videos on their platform first. After the 3 day window is up, the video is up for grabs. Build a enough demand for content and people will pay.

However, I’m not one of those people. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

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